UK Welfare system destroying the nuclear family.

The number of children being brought up by unmarried cohabiting couples has doubled since 1996 to more than 1.8million, official figures said yesterday.

And the number of youngsters in married families has dropped by a million in little more than a decade.

The rise of cohabitation and the continuing increase in single-parent families means two children are now growing up outside a married family for every three with traditionally married parents, according to the breakdown by the Office for National Statistics.

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