The protection of the British people at home and throughout the world is the responsibility of the government. It is for this purpose (and this purpose alone) that we require our armed forces, which have such a proud record in defending our nation. No British politician wants a war but it is a sad fact that Britain must always be prepared for a whole range of eventualities including the less likely ones. This is particularly true when the Middle East is in a period of change and uncertainty.
There is no realistic defence without a basic defence strategy. The National Front’s defence strategy is that Britain must maintain a defence capability able to inflict massive damage on any other countries in the world should they act as an aggressor. The only other requirement is the ability of our forces to defeat any internal terrorist threat. The equipment with which our forces are armed must be designed and built in the UK and must remain solely under the control of this country.
The National Front totally opposes the use of British troops by the United Nations to carry out their political adventures. It also opposes any attempt to form a European army under foreign control and will withdraw Britain from NATO.