Support 4 the Family


Suzanne Evans

suzanne4leader.co.uk



Paul Nuttall

paulnuttallmep.com


Policy Survey for UKIP Leadership Candidates: November 2016

During the previous leadership contest, we sent out a form to each of the candidates asking them to reply to a number of questions with Yes, No or Undecided, and we published the results here.

Now that we are having a new leadership contest we are repeating the process and we have sent out a new policy survey, and this time we are asking them to elaborate on their views. The candidates are:

Suzanne Evans

Paul Nuttall

John Rees-Evans


Here is the new survey, together with answers from all the candidates:

Support 4 the Family is an organisation of UKIP members who recognise that the bedrock institution of marriage and family is fundamental to a free and healthy society and, overall, is the best place for the nurture and flourishing of the next generation.

We invite leadership contenders to comment on the following policy positions to indicate whether or not you agree:

 


Suzanne Evans

  1. Parents/guardians have the fundamental right to sensibly and responsibly raise their children in their own way.

    Agree, provided there is an emphasis on ‘sensible’ and’ responsible.’

  2. Parents have the right to ‘reasonable chastisement’ of their own children.

    If this means allowing physical violence against children then no, I disagree.

  3. The secrecy of Family Courts should end.

    Agree – I have long campaigned for this and colleagues within the UKIP Parliamentary Resources Unit have published a paper on the subject which you can read at:
    http://ukippolicyforum.com/papers/2/download/Opening+Up+the+Family+Courts.pdf


  4. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, sex education in primary schools should be banned.

    Agree

  5. UKIP should tackle the easy availability of internet pornography as, amongst other things, a rising threat to the emotional and physical health of our children.

    I agree and would go further – it is not just a threat to the emotional and physical health of our children, but to adult relationships in general.

  6. Abortion on the grounds of a baby’s gender should be prohibited.

    Agree very strongly indeed.

  7. Health professionals should have the absolute right as a matter of conscience to refuse to participate in abortion, without penalty to career prospects or other adverse consequences.

    Agree.

  8. For the sake of our children and the healthy nurture of future generations, UKIP should in due course campaign to re-establish the conventional definition of marriage as the life-long union of one man with one woman.

    Disagree. I do not believe it is in anyone’s best interests to start dissolving the marriages of gay couples.

  9. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, the party should extend the legal concept of ‘reasonable accommodation’ to give protection in law to those expressing traditional views about marriage in the workplace.

    Agree in principle, although in practice I think circumstances could vary quite widely and would need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. No one should be forced to promote ideas they do not agree with, for instance, as in the Asher’s bakery case, however to simply refuse to serve someone on the grounds of their sexuality is discrimination which is not only rightly illegal, it is also, in my view, unchristian.

  10. To strengthen the prohibition of polygamy and end gender discrimination against Muslim women, Sharia courts should be proscribed.

    Totally agree.


 


Paul Nuttall

  1. Parents/guardians have the fundamental right to sensibly and responsibly raise their children in their own way.

    Agreed.

  2. Parents have the right to ‘reasonable chastisement’ of their own children.

    Agreed.

  3. The secrecy of Family Courts should end.

    Agreed.

  4. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, sex education in primary schools should be banned.

    Agreed. I have championed this stance since 2011

  5. UKIP should tackle the easy availability of internet pornography as, amongst other things, a rising threat to the emotional and physical health of our children.

    Agreed

  6. Abortion on the grounds of a baby’s gender should be prohibited.

    Absolutely agree

  7. Health professionals should have the absolute right as a matter of conscience to refuse to participate in abortion, without penalty to career prospects or other adverse consequences.

    Agree

  8. For the sake of our children and the healthy nurture of future generations, UKIP should in due course campaign to re-establish the conventional definition of marriage as the life-long union of one man with one woman.

    Same sex marriage is not going to be repealed.

  9. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, the party should extend the legal concept of ‘reasonable accommodation’ to give protection in law to those expressing traditional views about marriage in the workplace.

    Agreed. I believe in freedom of speech and expression.

  10. To strengthen the prohibition of polygamy and end gender discrimination against Muslim women, Sharia courts should be proscribed.

    I have been calling for this for years.


 


John Rees-Evans

  1. Parents/guardians have the fundamental right to sensibly and responsibly raise their children in their own way.

    Absolutely. I will fight relentlessly against the perverse notion that the state owns our children.

  2. Parents have the right to ‘reasonable chastisement’ of their own children.

    I agree. British laws derive from our Judeo-Christian heritage. The Bible / T’nach explain unequivocally that he that loves his child ‘chasteneth him betimes’, and that while ‘no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.’ It is a travesty of justice that loving parents who hold traditional values are being criminalised by a dysfunctional state.

  3. The secrecy of Family Courts should end.

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  4. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, sex education in primary schools should be banned.

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  5. UKIP should tackle the easy availability of internet pornography as, amongst other things, a rising threat to the emotional and physical health of our children.

    Yes. I am completely opposed to the provision of pornography to young people. However, we should never entrust the government with deciding what we should or should not have access to on the Internet.

  6. Abortion on the grounds of a baby’s gender should be prohibited.

    It should indeed be prohibited.

  7. Health professionals should have the absolute right as a matter of conscience to refuse to participate in abortion, without penalty to career prospects or other adverse consequences.

    Yes, I completely agree.

  8. For the sake of our children and the healthy nurture of future generations, UKIP should in due course campaign to re-establish the conventional definition of marriage as the life-long union of one man with one woman.

    I agree. While civil unions are to be recognised as affording certain legal protections, the state should have no authority to change the definition of marriage without the demonstrable consent of the British people.

  9. As pledged in UKIP’s May 2015 manifesto, the party should extend the legal concept of ‘reasonable accommodation’ to give protection in law to those expressing traditional views about marriage in the workplace.

    Yes, absolutely, as a bare minimum. Where an employee is known to have a sincerely held religious or moral conviction, it should be the obligation of an employer to accommodate this wherever possible.

  10. To strengthen the prohibition of polygamy and end gender discrimination against Muslim women, Sharia courts should be proscribed.

    I agree. Throughout Britain, there should be a common system of law for all.

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