Great Britain has come a long way in the past decade, from a country at the brink of
disaster to one of the leading nations in the Western world. This is something all of us can
be proud of, but at the same time, we need to aim even higher. We need to look towards
the future and aspire to do better.
The Conservative Party lays before you a plan to make Britain do even better. We want a
Britain where more people have jobs, a Britain where people trust their money and where
there is sustainable growth. We want efficient public services that serve the people of
Britain. We want a Britain that is a leader abroad, championing human rights and
We want to give people the opportunities they deserve, businesses the chance to compete in the global market. We want schools where everyone is taught not only the basics such as writing and making sums, but also reading Shakespeare and using computers. We want a country where education broadens the horizons of our children, so they understand more, know more and are able to do more.
We want a Britain with effective health services, because being healthy is an unalienable
right of every human being. We will fight poverty and social exclusion, we will fight
prejudice and crime. We will not only fight the symptoms, but also the causes, to root it
from our society.
Now, more than ever, I believe we must work together and be pragmatic to build a New Britain. Now, more than ever, the choice you make is black and white. Now, more than ever, vote to move this country forward. Vote for the Conservative Party.
The Conservatives have always stood for the protection of citizens and the rule of law.
We believe that society is entitled to a sense of security, to have peace of mind, and to
know that when transgressed, the offender will be brought to justice swiftly. Our policies
on law and order are designed to protect our citizens and preserve our way of life. We are
constantly searching for new ways to ensure justice in Britain is swift and fair. Britain
experiences less violent crime than many comparable countries \u2013 but crime continues to
rise and new areas and difficulties in maintaining law and order are emerging. It is
important and it is right that we meet these new challenges \u2013 we must fight lawlessness
and violence, we must tackle youth and property crime and we must hit the message
home that offenders will be caught and punished accordingly.
We have taken a big step forward in recent times \u2013 the formation of Neighbourhood
watches and introduction of local policemen is recreating an important sense of
community in many areas. We must continue and expand upon this work and ensure that
crime and criminals are met with the full force of both the law and a united community,
dedicated to bringing crime down. We have effective policies for the policing of
neighbourhoods, to strengthen community bonds, and to maintain a united front against
crime. Crime is constantly evolving, and the fight against crime must evolve along with it
\u2013 we have policies to tackle the areas of concern for Britain today \u2013 which is why we
have 11 Parliamentary Bills ready to introduce straight after the election, with more to
follow, and we have launched a reform of our prisons, improving the prospect that those
who serve custodial sentences will not return to crime.
As Britain moves forward into a new era, we will be ready to tackle the dangers ordinary
Britons face, to maintain confidence in the legal system, and to ensure that ordinary
Britons always have the upper hand against crime.
The Police and Prisons make up the heart of the Criminal Justice system, and we are
constantly creating policies that ensure that both are fit for purpose and perform their
duties efficiently. We have already introduced a National Police Computer which will
allow police forces to share information and intelligence across the Country, aiding in
increasing detection and arrest rates, and bringing more offenders to justice.
- Hire 1,200 more Police Officers every year
- Create 1,000 more prison places every year
- Give police the power to disperse groups of intimidating youths
- Reform prisons in a way to reduce re-offending rates
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