To ensure that the British people retain their homeland and identity, we call for an immediate halt to all further non-white immigration, the immediate deportation of criminal and illegal immigrants, and the introduction of a system of voluntary resettlement whereby those non-white immigrants who are legally here will be encouraged, but not compelled, to return to their lands of ethnic origin. The BNP will ensure the proper financial and material provisions are available for this, with the aim of halting and reversing the trend towards a non-white Britain, and ensuring that the British people have a homeland and retain their unique identity.
We are for the best possible relationship with our European neighbours, but we are opposed to federal political unification. We stand for British withdrawal from the European Union. We believe that the nations of Europe should be free to trade and cooperate whenever it is mutually beneficial, but should not be forced into a political and economic straightjacket. We are opposed to the Single European Currency, and support the overwhelming majority of the British people in their desire to keep the Pound and our traditional weights and measures. In place of the EU, we intend to aim at greater national self-sufficiency, and to work to restore Britain's family and trading ties with Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The £1.8 million per hour net contribution Britain at present makes to the European Union will fund many far more useful projects at home following our withdrawal from the EU.
The BNP will crack down on crime, and restore public safety. We will free the police and courts from the politically correct straightjacket that is presently stopping them from doing their job properly. The left-wing fixation with the ‘rights’ of criminals must be replaced by concern for the rights of victims, and the right of innocent people not to become victims. We support the restoration of Capital Punishment for premeditated murder, and as an option for judges in the case of serious sex attacks by adults on young children, in cases where a conviction is backed up by DNA evidence.
The BNP calls for the selective exclusion of foreign made goods from British markets and the reduction of foreign imports. We will ensure that our manufactured goods are, wherever possible, produced in British factories, employing British workers. When this is done, unemployment in this country will be brought to an end, and good, well-paid employment will flourish, at last getting our people back to work and ending the waste and injustice of having more than 4 million people in a hidden army of the unemployed concealed by Labour statistical fiddles. We deplore the degree to which Britain's industry, commerce, land and other assets have been allowed to fall into the hands of foreign owners. We are pledged to ensure that all vital national assets are restored to British ownership. We also call for preference in the job market to be given to native Britons.
We are against the trendy teaching methods that have made Britain one of the most poorly educated nations in the Western World. We will restore discipline in the classroom, give authority back to teachers, and give far greater educational resources to train young people in the industrial and technological skills necessary in the modern world.
We see a strong, healthy agriculture sector as vital to the country. Britain's farming industry will be encouraged to produce a much greater part of the nation's need in food products. Priority will be switched from quantity to quality, as we move from competing in a global economy to maximum self-sufficiency for Britain. We will ensure a major shift to healthier and more sustainable organic farming. We are pledged to ensure the restoration of Britain's once great fishing industry with the reimposition of the former exclusion zones around our coast.
We are wholly committed to a free, fully funded National Health Service for all British citizens. We will ensure a root-and-branch overhaul, including slashing unnecessary bureaucracy, to provide better medical services. We will see to it that no money is given in foreign aid while our own hospitals are short of beds and the staff to run them. More emphasis must be placed on healthy living in the first place, through greater understanding of sickness-prevention through physical exercise, a better environment, tackling poverty and improved diets.
We will make a massive investment in Britain's system of public transport to bring it up to the highest standards in the world. Congestion of our towns and cities must be eased by the provision of greater incentives to use rail and bus transport instead of private cars. Far more must be done to encourage the development and use of cleaner fuels.
Our ideal for Britain is that of a clean, beautiful country, free of pollution in all its forms. We will enforce standards to curb those practices, whether by business or the individual, which cause environmental damage. “The polluter pays to clean up the mess” must become a fact of life, not an electioneering slogan. We want to create a quality of environment in Britain that is second to none.
We reject the idea that Britain must forever be obliged to subsidise the incompetence and corruption of Third World states by supplying them with financial aid. If aid is given, it must be in return for certain services. The billions of pounds saved every year by this policy could be reallocated to vital services in Britain, including improvement to the Health Service and greater care of our old folk.
The conditions many of Britain's old people are forced to live in are a national disgrace. We are pledged to ensure that all our old folk are able to live in comfortable homes, with pension rises linked to the cost of living. Elderly people who have paid a lifetime of taxes and reared families should not have to sell their homes to pay for care, nor die of hypothermia because they cannot afford to heat their homes or eat properly.
Britain must sort the problems in Northern Ireland once and for all. The IRA and its allies must be dealt with in the proper fashion, and all measures necessary to that end must be employed. We must cancel the Good Friday Agreement, the Anglo-Irish Agreement and declare that Northern Ireland will remain British for all time. We favour the establishment of a non-sectarian parliament in Northern Ireland.
We will ensure Britain's armed forces are able to deal with any emergency, and maintain British sovereignty over its territory. We favour a boost in defence spending, with priority given to training and advanced weapons. We will bring our troops back from Germany and withdraw from NATO, since recent political developments make both commitments obsolete. We will close all foreign military bases on British soil, and refuse to risk British lives in meddling ‘peace-keeping’ missions in parts of the world where no British interests are at stake. We will maintain an independent British nuclear deterrent. We will restore national service for our young, for the purposes both of boosting our defence capability and of giving them a sound training in citizenship.
Britain's foreign relations should be determined by the protection of our own national interest and not by our like or dislike of other nations' internal politics. We would have no quarrel with any nation that does not threaten British interests. We will maintain an independent foreign policy of our own, and not a spineless subservience to that of the ‘international community’, the USA, or any other country.