Leaving the European Union
Europe is a beautiful continent, but the EU is the wrong future for Europe. The UK will leave the EU Parliament and Commission on 31st January, but we then enter an 11-month period of vassalage. We will remain in the Single Market, the Customs Union and all of the EU’s institutions while negotiations take place concerning the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
If we secure a mutually beneficial free trade agreement that is good, but we must ensure that we take back full control of our sovereignty, our borders, our fishing waters and not give up control of our armed forced to EU military command and control architecture.
Our fight to win a full Brexit is not over until we leave the EU and all of institutions in full!
However even when we do leave the EU, there are still people in the out-of-touch liberal metropolitan elite who would seek to hold us back and dismantle what is left of our nation from inside. Brexiteers, social conservatives, populists and patriots must work together to re-establish our heritage and Make Britain Great Again.
End Politically Correct Policing
Violent crime is spiralling out of control in the UK, particularly in London. In 2019, violent crime fell in all the regions of England except London where it continued to rise inexorably. London used to have a reputation as a safe and pleasant city to live and work in. No longer. It now has a reputation as the knife crime and acid attack capital of Europe. This must end.
Theresa May cut the police force to the bone when she was Home Secretary. Sadiq Khan supported her in calling for an end to stop-and-search, but opened a unit with 900 officers investigating 'hate crime' on the internet. This is the pattern of policing around the country.
Police officers need to be free to patrol the streets rather than being forced to pursue the false narratives of the illiberal left-wing woke brigade.
The country needs an end to politically correct policing: stop and search is an effective tool for preventing crime; it should be increased. We need 30,000 more police officers on the streets to fight real crime, not hurt feelings.
In London, the victims and perpetrators of knife crime are mainly young black men and teenagers. Many of the perpetrators are not afraid of the police, with some knife offenders being arrested and released over and over again. There must be far tougher penalties for carrying knives or other weapons like machettes.
It is also true that cuts to youth services have exacerbated the problem, but the root of many of the problems of feral teenagers is fatherlessness. This must be acknowledged. Boys need strong and good fathers to bring them up in the right way. Without good fathers and male role models, teenage boys turn to social media and gangs to make up for the yawning chasm of a lack of masculinity in their lives, which leads to individuals and communities spiralling downwards. No solution to rapidly rising crime will be effective without supporting families, and in particular, fathers.
Finally, we must acknowledge the failure of successive governments to control our borders. Hudreds of illegal immigrants enter the UK every week. Nobody knows who they are, and whether or not they have criminal intent. It is known that there are hundreds of returning ISIS jihadis roaming free on the streets of England. There are also thousands of young men from war zones like Somalia, Congo and Afghanistan where there are levels and methods of violence completely alien to communities in the UK. Migrants from war zones have introduced new levels of violence to the streets of the UK. This must be dealt with, but most politicians and police chiefs are too politically correct to mention it let alone tackle it.
Unaffordable homes, packed trains, lack of school places and hospital beds all result from uncontrolled immigration. We need an end to the rapid, mass, uncontrolled immigration of the Blair/Brown/Cameron/May years. A controlled immigration policy is the only way to stop the UK population growing unsustainably (currently 600,000+ every year)
London's population has grown from 7 million in 2000 to over 9 million in 2020, yet fewer than 500,000 homes have been built in the last 20 years out of the 1,000,000 needed to accommodate such a large population rise. London's population continues to grow at over 100,000 per year. This dramatic immigration-driven population increase has led to the current housing crisis.
It is possible to build 30,000 new homes per year in London, but to solve London's housing crisis, net immigration must be reduced to balanced levels so that the supply of new homes is greater than demand.
Education and Skills
Education in the UK needs a complete overhaul to tackle the red blob which currently controls it. This is vital as the UK leaves the EU. I will make the implementation of a tripartite education system a top priority with grammar schools for the academically talented, technical schools to train young people with an aptitude for practical and vocational skills, and general schools to ensure that all children have the personal and entrepreneurial skills and employability to succeed in the world of work if they leave formal education at 16.
The UK must become self-sufficient in skills rather than relying on importing skilled and unskilled labour from abroad. We must train enough of our own young people to succeed and thrive in professional and technical careers, particularly as nurses, doctors, teachers, engineers, construction workers and IT professionals. Universities need to become lean and mean again and focus on delivering high quality academic courses. It is not right to encourage too many young people to go to University, particularly those who will benefit more from following a non-academic route and would be better off getting a job at 16 or 18 and learning a trade.
There should be free tuition for STEM degrees, and grammar & technical schools in every area, so excellence is rewarded at all levels. Let's train British youngsters to do skilled jobs so that we are self-sufficient in skills, and don't need to depend on an unsustainable flow of workers from abroad.
Economy and Finance
Government must become fiscally responsible, and will stop wasting vast amounts of money on HS2, wasteful 'overseas development' and 'green subsidies'. Governments easily forget that they do not have their own money; the money raised from taxation belongs to the people and should be spent wisely: on public services in the UK such as schools, the NHS, the police and border force and honouring the military covenant rather than running down our armed forces.
We must also continue to reduce the deficit and get the nation's finances back into balance otherwise there will be a heavy price to pay in the future. Countries which consistently rack up debt always end up with a debased currency and/or hyperinflation which disproportionately harms the middle and working classes. We must also separate run-of-the-mill high street banking from high-stakes high-risk investment banking so that everyday people and small and low-risk businesses are protected if there is another banking crisis.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of speech is under attack. Everyone must have the right to discuss and criticise all ideologies and texts without fear of being harassed by the state for their opinions, provided that they are not inciting violence. This is especially the case with extreme Islamist sects like al-Muhajiroun, Tablighi Jamaat and Hizb ut-Tahrir which promote a violent interpretation of certain Islamic texts as being literally true and to be applied in all times and all places: not just in 7th century Arabia, but 21st century Britain as well. It is also the case with transgenderism: it is a fact that there are two sexes - male and female, determined by anatomy and chromosomes, but people are now being thrown out of their jobs for speaking this self-evident truth!
The false narratives of 'hate crime' and 'hate speech' are being used to erode freedom of speech, where people are harassed by the state for expressing legitimate opinions and concerns about certain ideologies.
The culture of political correctness endemic in many of our once fine institutions has allowed violent, aggressive manifestations of Islamism to thrive in many areas and particularly in our prisons. It has allowed the problem of grooming and raping of tens of thousands of girls under the age of 16 to fester in hundreds of towns of cities and towns across the country. This is a grave injustice and must be top of the list of the priorities to set this country right again. There is no need for any new laws; there just needs to be the political will to enforce the laws we already have. It is time to drain the swamp of political correctness in our institutions, so that the British people can be safe in our own country.
All decent people must stand against the sexualisation of children in schools and block teaching materials and lessons which encourage early sexual activity in children before they reach the age of consent. ‘Relationships Education’ is due become compulsory in all schools both primary and secondary from September 2020. While many schools will use the subject to teach traditional family values, the door is open for sexual propaganda which is grossly age-inappropriate to confuse and damage young children.
The age of consent is 16. It is appalling that after the grooming gang scandal where teenage victims of rape gangs were ignored and blamed, that highly sexualised lesson content is being allowed into schools.
LGBT activists are also aggressively pushing genderqueer ideology into schools, including primary school and pre-schools. Children should not be exposed to unscientific nonsense like gender identity theory, gender fluidity or materials detailing non-reproductive sexual acts. There should always be freedom of speech to support the traditional family and traditional marriage.
Unblocking Our Roads
It is not possible to engineer a rapid population increase, narrow roads space for vehicles and expect to cut congestion. Yet this is precisely what has happened in London and many other cities. London’s population has increased from 7 million in 2000 to over 9 million in 2020, but cycle superhighways have been built on many of the most important trunk routes into the city and in the city centre, narrowing road space for emergency, goods and service vehicles, buses and taxis, and vastly increasing road congestion.
A rethink is needed. Cycle superhighways should be dug up and returned to motor vehicles. There is nothing wrong with dedicated cycle lanes but they should be on quiet back roads so that they do not interfere with traffic flow on trunk routes.
The idea of blocking off one side of busy roundabouts and gyratories and turning them into two-way streets is madness. It has caused massive congestion in places like Elephant and Castle and Old Street in London. These areas need to be returned to their original state.
Along with congestion-creating schemes, local politicians across the UK have introduced exorbitant charges to drive in cities like London’s ULEZ and LEZ, which will charge £300 per day for lorries, buses and coaches to drive in Greater London from October 2020. These are just the precursor to plans to introduce pay-as-you-go road pricing for all vehicles, where every vehicle movement will be monitored and recorded by big brother vehicle surveillance systems linked to drivers’ bank accounts. For the sake of freedom, these plans must be resisted and reversed.