Knocked for six in the “polls” (to what extent do we believe them?) “New” Labour apparatchiks start coming out with viscerally Tory policies. Like tax breaks for marriage etc. All very well and good for the Tories, but as a week is a long time in politics as the last fortnight’s events have shown, banana-skins-a-plenty could still await.
As for “New” Labour, that just about shows up what sort of hollow, evil, twisting, self-serving outfit it always was and is. Either they believe their media-tropolitan chatteratis’ Fabian claptrap about all “forms” of family being “equally valid” and are now merely trying to salvage votes, or else they never believed it all along and are relieved at the chance to “let it all hang out”.
I don’t think libertarians would want to have any fixed views on what “kind of family structure” is suitable for “all people”, preferring to leave individual situations up to individual decisions. A tax system – assuming we levied any tax at all !!! (Minimal-Statists will presumably support some kind of defence budget) – would be fiscally neutral towards all kinds of household. In that way, the majority preferred houshold structure would be “discovered” by families themselves preferring to be organized one way rather than another. No other kinds would need to be either supported or penalized.
The only current role of a guvmint party in this ought to be the redress of financial and social wrongs towards the family structure that works best empirically in western civilisation, which is the Nuclear Family of children fathered by one resident father and one resident mother, and two parents of different sexes being morally bound in and present. once this desirable state of affairs is achieved, guvmints ought to just get the hell out.