Marriage rates are at their lowest in England and Wales since records began over 150 years ago:
Marriage rates in England and Wales have plunged to their lowest rate since records began almost 150 years ago, according to the latest official figures.
Only a fraction more than two per cent of woman and 2.28 per cent of men over the age of 16 chose to get married in 2006.
The number of marriages for the whole year was just 236,980, a fall of four per cent on the previous year and lowest proportion of marriages since they were first recorded in 1862.
It is also the lowest number of marriages since 1895, when 228,204 tied the knot.
This is simply an outgrowth of the decline of Christianity in England and Western Europe. The cultural consequences will be devastating in the long term, and ultimately will result in the collapse of Western Civilization as we know it. Currently we are living off the built up cultural capital of the past centuries, but we ourselves are running a vast cultural deficit.