PM defends gay marriage

David Cameron has defended his plan to legalise gay marriage saying 'I'm a great supporter of marriage'. MPs have backed the plan by 400 votes to 175 in the Commons yesterday.

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Conservative Home: 'Why is the marriage tax break taking so long?'

Editor of Conservative Home, Tim Montgomerie has written about his suspicions over if the Tory a tax allowance for married couples will ever be delivered.

David Cameron first mentioned the idea of a tax break for married couples while campaigning for leadership of the party in 2005.

This will be the fourth opportunity to introduce the tax allowance that will have been missed.

Forgive me but I'm getting suspicious. Very suspicious.

Why is something that the PM feels "very strongly" about taking so very long to deliver?

If it is delayed much longer and to a pre-electioneering stage of the parliament I can see Lib Dem MPs voting against a measure which they've always hated.

If it's not delivered next month I doubt it will ever be delivered.

– Tim Montgomerie

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