LAW AND ORDER
The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens. In this respect successive Labour and Conservative governments would have to be adjudged as failures. Crime, particularly violent crime, has risen virtually every year for the past thirty years. The National Front would introduce a range of measures to restore the rule of law and order and to protect our people.
The first priority is for teachers and other youth leaders to take a lead in educating our children to uphold the law. They should also be taught the dangers of drugs, and of the reckless intake of alcohol which is so often a contributory factor in crime. The National Front accepts that it is probably impossible to stamp out crime totally no matter how successfully it can be reduced, therefore the National Front would help in a number of ways:
Local councils would be encouraged to fit security devices to all council houses
Old Age Pensioners would be helped to make their homes secure and would also be provided with personal alarms
Neighbourhood Watch schemes would be encouraged and extended
Despite assurances to the contrary, the National Front believes that in some inner city districts No-Go Areas do exist for the police. Far from withdrawing from such areas the National Front would insist on a high level of policing to combat crime and protect individuals. We would also seek to remove the shackles of political correctness that stop the police from performing their duties effectively – the police must be able to stop suspects based upon description without fear of stopping too many people from a particular racial group.
Where the law is broken the National Front believes that there must be a larger element of punishment within the sentencing system. In the case of perpetrators of some violent crimes we would introduce birching in addition to other sentences.
For crimes of extreme violence such as aggravated rape, murder and terrorist offences, the National Front would introduce the death penalty.