THE FAMILY

THE FAMILY

The National Front regards the family as the ideal social unit. All the available evidence suggests that a happy family is the ideal environment in which children can grow and develop. In recent times there has been a marked decline in this type of arrangement. The National Front accepts that there is no simple solution to this problem and that the situation today has arisen as a result of a combination of factors. However, the National Front regards a number of government decisions as having unnecessarily made the situation worse, which includes the lowering of the real value of family allowances.

The National Front would take a number of steps to provide support for the concept of the family unit. Financial measures would include the raising of family allowances and the universal provision of free school meals. Other types of support would include the insistence that all families with children under the age of 14 should have the choice of council accommodation in houses with gardens. The National Front would also strongly encourage a change in the attitude of educators and those working in the media to stop the denigration of the family unit that has become increasingly prevalent.

The National Front believes absolutely in the equal right of boys and girls to study for and pursue a profession. However, there would appear to be steadily increasing pressure on girls to follow a profession rather than to have and rear children – which the National Front regards as at least equally (if not more) fulfilling. There is a similar pressure on boys to aggressively pursue a career rather than to put marriage and family first. Of course these are not mutually exclusive and the National Front believes in the widespread availability of services such as creche facilities.