Monday, February 04, 2008

Subverting The Law

The British government has decided to by-pass the law of the land- and reward multiple marriage, even though bigamy is ilegal in Britain.

Husbands living in a "harem" with multiple wives have been cleared to claim state benefits for all their different partners.

A Muslim man with four spouses - which is permitted under Islamic law - could receive £10,000 a year in income support alone.

He could also be entitled to more generous housing and council tax benefit, to reflect the fact his household needs a bigger property.

Ministers have decided that, even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, polygamous marriages can be recognised formally by the state - provided they took place overseas, in countries where they are legal.

So its still going to be illegal to be a bigamist but the government will pay you for doing it anyway. What a great plan.

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