Pancake day today. Also, it would be Mrs Treasure and I's 25th wedding anniversary if we had bothered to get married in the first place. In acknowledgment, I lovingly wrapped her lunchtime butty in silver foil this morning.
I think it was Peter Mandelson who first raised the idea of paying recalcitrant cohabitees to tie the knot in 1996 or thereabouts, which means we've been hanging around for 16 years now waiting to see the colour of the government's money. And you can forget about tax breaks, Osborne: we don't do marriagefare round here. If you want to see a commitment to traditional Christian morality, then it's cold, hard cash we're talking about. I mean, it's not like we're asking everyone to stump up a jubilee or anything.