Tough Security against National and International Criminality

"My judgement, as Home Secretary, is that remaining a member of the European Union means we will be more secure from crimes and terrorism." Theresa May, 25h April 2016.

UKEUP supports the security of the UK as a key priority in funding, legislation and border control

The rise of Isis, Isil, IS or Daesh – all names for so-called Islamic groups who have international terrorism designs on the UK is only one of many groups targeting the UK.

International drug syndicates, people smuggling, the rise in hate crimes since the Brexit referendum and record numbers of child sexual abuse cases, means that the police and other security forces are key to maintaining a safe way of life in the UK.  The UK needs to

  • Maintain the funding to the Armed forces and the police, and the intelligence services.

  • Work with and seek in all cultures, ways to counter the recruitment of individuals who wish to do harm to others.

  • Strengthen border controls using biometrics to ensure that people known to the security services do not enter or leave the UK without permission.

  • Increase substantially, the use of technology, including invasive technology, to monitor those who have been convicted of a crime  and  to monitor the activity of known criminals.  Ensure drug-free prison, providing means for prisoners to come off drugs and ensure that every long-term inmate is trained with a trade before release.

These are policies again cannot be implemented if the economy shrinks.  We need to stay in the EU to maintain the cross border anti-terrorism cooperation, cooperation in catching and dismantling drug and human trafficking cartels.

Currently 59% of inmates re-offend within 12 months of release, and those are only recorded offences.  Apart from the former USSR the UK’s prison rate is the highest in Europe other than Albania, Turkey and Macedonia. It is twice that of Germany and three times that of Sweden and Finland.

Pierre Kirk