LOCKDOWN REALLY IS A PASSION-KILLER
BIRTH RATE PLUNGES - AND DIVORCES SOAR - AMID PANDEMIC
BY STEVE DOUGHTY SOCIAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT
IT was predicted that forcing couples to spend all their time at home together during lockdown would, naturally, spark a baby boom.
But Covid has had quite the opposite effect, it seems. In a double whammy for passion, the birth rate has fallen to a record low... while the number of divorces has soared.
Far from promoting a baby boom as Britons worked from home and put soc...