Rights of Mum and Dad
as nurturers and educators of their children
Rights of children
to access their natural parents
Right to childhood innocence
No sex education in primary schools
Right to believe
that marriage is a man and a woman only
Aims and Objectives
The family used to be widely recognised as the fundamental unit of society, with considerable influence on social, economic and public policy. It has suffered a steady decline since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, giving way to political correctness, the increasing power of state institutions and massive expenditure (1). This is tragic on many levels, and those who suffer the most are children and the poor.
We would like to influence public policy in order to restore the family to its rightful place in society.
We are members of UKIP, aspiring to become recognised by the party as a Special Interest Group.
1. Aims and Objectives
- To support UN resolutions calling upon member states to reaffirm that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, and rightly entitled to State protection.
- To affirm parentsí rights to be primary nurturers and educators of their children.
2. Campaign Issues
- To support UKIPís policy of giving legal protection to those expressing a religious, moral or philosophic conscience on the nature of marriage.
- To support UKIPís policy of banning sex education in primary schools, to preserve the innocence and natural reserve of young children and protect them from preoccupation with sexual matters.
- To support UKIPís policy of giving a 50/50 split of responsibility to both parents for the welfare of their children in the event of their divorce.
- To affirm Article 18 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that ďboth parents have common responsibilities for the upbringing and development of the child.Ē (Therefore children have rights and claims upon the parents responsible for bringing them into the world, which cannot be waived or abrogated.)
- To abolish adoption targets which result in the removal of a disproportionate number of babies and small children from their families.
- To support the nurture of healthy self-confident children prepared for the complexities of the 21st century.
- To promote peer reviewed research into the effectiveness of marriage, (defined as the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman), as the foundation for the family.
1. Cost of Family Failure: £47 bn and still rising. Relationships Foundation, 2015.
Full Report (PDF).
UKIP: Party of the Family?
Alan Craig, UKIP Daily, 20 April 2017
Alan Craig, UKIP Havering Branch secretary, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate for Witney (2017)
ďDonít go Daddy, I promise Iíll be good,Ē sobbed the little boy as his father walked out of home and through the garden gate for the last time in order to move in with another woman. With his face pressed frantically against the window and tears streaming down his face, the lad wasnít the last child to see his universe fall apart and, tragically and wrongly, feel personal guilt for his parentsí break-up.
His father didnít return so the desperate boy, aged 4 and known to me, took to stabbing other children at school with a pencil and insisted on changing his first name.
Huge rise of babies in care
"In 2008, around 800 babies were taken into care at birth or shortly after in England, but in 2013 it was over 2000."