The Foundation Party condemns the inaction of the police in relation to highly disruptive and dangerous protests on the M25 this week and demands much tougher police action in the future.
The protestors blocked multiple lanes of traffic on one of the busiest roads in Britain. The situation was highly disruptive for countless individuals, as well as dangerous, as scuffles broke out close to moving traffic.
In a standout moment showing the softness of our police today, video footage provided by radio station LBC shows at least twelve police officers in front of the protesters taking no action at all, and one officer addressing the protestors with a smile saying, “If any of you have any questions, or are in any discomfort or need anything, just let us know”, in a manner that resembled more a social worker than a police officer.
When did the British people vote for soft policing? This standard of policing is completely unacceptable and when there is a clear case for robust police action, the average citizen expects that action to be taken swiftly.
The Foundation Party believes very strongly in freedom of speech. But freedom is not absolute and it should not deprive the freedom of others – such as to use the roads freely, travel to work, attend medical appointments and so on.
It is at times like these that remind us how much is fundamentally wrong with so much in the country and how lacking the Conservative Party is of the courage or the competence to make a difference.
The Tories wish us to believe they are the party of law and order, but despite being in government for the last twelve years, they are responsible for a soft police force with the wrong priorities.
Citizens should not have to drag protestors out of the roads themselves when the police are on the scene and they should not be subsequently chastised by the police for doing so while disruptive and dangerous protesters are left alone.
The Foundation Party demands the restoration of robust law and order as a basic foundation for our country.