David Cameron UK Riots Speech: Non-Military ‘National Service’ at 16-Year-Olds Across the Country

Tim Shipman and Kirsty Walker, Daily Mail (London), August 16, 2011

David Cameron announced a crackdown on 120,000 feckless families yesterday in a campaign to combat the ‘moral collapse’ which led to the riots.

Declaring ‘all-out war’ on gangs, the Prime Minister vowed to ‘turn around’ the most troubled families in the land and said he wants to see every 16-year-old complete a civilian version of national service.

He also denounced the ‘chilling effect’ of human rights legislation on behaviour and vowed to rewrite the rules when Britain takes over the chairmanship of the European Council in November.

Rights laws, said Mr Cameron, are exerting ‘a corrosive influence on behaviour and morality’ in a way which has ‘undermined personal responsibility’.

His radical plans for action raised as many questions as they answered, however, with opponents pointing out that the Government has actually cut the amount spent on problem families.

Seeking to get on the front foot over the riots, Mr Cameron pledged to ‘put rocket boosters’ under ministerial plans to send experts in to advise parents on how to cook properly, discipline their children and seek work. Cabinet ministers will be ordered to review every policy to ensure it is family-friendly.

In a speech in his Witney constituency, Mr Cameron said: ‘If we want to have any hope of mending our broken society, family and parenting is where we’ve got to start.

‘Within the lifetime of this Parliament we will turn around the lives of the 120,000 most troubled families in the country.

‘From here on I want a family test applied to all domestic policy. If it hurts families, if it undermines commitment, if it tramples over the values that keeps people together, or stops families from being together, then we shouldn’t do it.’

Aides said Mr Cameron would order ministers to help his family champion, social entrepreneur Emma Harrison, who was appointed last year. Her plans will see police, social workers and jobcentres work together.

The Prime Minister added: ‘We’ve got to be less sensitive to the charge that this is about interfering or nannying.’ But he admitted the plans have become stalled.

‘I will make sure that we clear away the red tape and the bureaucratic wrangling, and put rocket boosters under this programme.’

Mr Cameron has already called for a British Bill of Rights to enable human rights laws to be determined by Westminster, not Europe.

But he has previously been attacked for failing to heed growing Tory backbench demands to repeal Labour’s Human Rights Act.

Yesterday he said: ‘The truth is, the interpretation of human rights legislation has exerted a chilling effect on public-sector organisations, leading them to act in ways that fly in the face of common sense, offend our sense of right and wrong, and undermine responsibility.’

From November Britain will chair the Council of Europe, the body which overseas the European Court of Human Rights.

Britain will introduce plans–backed by the Germans and the Dutch–which will urge the court to concentrate on cases where there is genuine abuse of human rights rather than overruling domestic courts on more subjective issues such as whether prisoners should have the right to vote.

Mr Cameron used the riots to relaunch his notion of a National Citizen Service, which will see 30,000 16-year-olds conduct summer projects to improve their communities this year.

Aides say he wants the plan to go nationwide, but the scheme will not become compulsory.

He said: ‘Many people have long thought that the answer to these questions of social behaviour is to bring back national service. In many ways I agree.

‘Teamwork, discipline, duty, decency: these might sound old-fashioned words but they are part of the solution to this very modern problem of alienated, angry young people.’

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The Prime Minister also vowed to tackle health and safety rules which ‘justify all sorts of actions and regulations that damage our social fabric’.

Mr Cameron’s plans were seen as bold attempt to re-energise his government, but critics pointed out that it will have to find more cash–difficult at a time of austerity.

Labour released figures showing that government funding for the projects has actually been cut this year from around £50million to £46million.

In a rival speech yesterday, Labour leader Ed Miliband launched a scathing attack on Mr Cameron accusing him of rushing out ‘knee-jerk gimmicks’ without any thought.

He also demanded that politicians of all parties condemn the ‘racist’ views of historian David Starkey, who claimed on Newsnight that the riots happened because too many young white people had ‘now become black’.

By yesterday almost 700 viewers have made formal complaints to the BBC over Friday night’s programme.

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  • Anonymous

    He should take a look at the American thug and rapist infested Job Corps facilities before he decides to open up facilities with critical masses of thugs in residence.

    Rape, murder, theft and assault will be the result.

    The social workers in charge will try anger management and self esteem classes to stem the rapes and murders.

  • Anonymous

    “Seeking to get on the front foot over the riots, Mr Cameron pledged to ‘put rocket boosters’ under ministerial plans to send experts in to advise parents on how to cook properly, discipline their children and seek work.”

    Council jobs for the lads and ladettes as we say in England.

  • Question Diversity

    Look at the two pictures in this article. Do you really want them doing “national service?”

  • fred

    There are two problems.

    1 Cameron wants more of the hair of the dog that bit them. He wants an EU solution to the human rights problem. But it was EU who forced it on them in the first place. Instead, they should get out from under the tyranny of the EU. It’s usurping the power of the people and the ability of countries to deal with their problems. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the individual countries and place them under a Soviet (American?) style federal tyranny.

    2 There’s no such thing as 3rd world countries, only 3rd world people. The government has shoved 6 million foreigners on a native population who did NOT want them. Those foreigners come from the worst countries on the planet. Those countries weren’t what they are because of misfortune. The only misfortune those countries had was the misfortune of people populated by people who are stupid and violent by nature. Bringing them to a developed country didn’t make them intelligent and peaceful. And living there for generations won’t either. There are 6 million people who have lived there for less than 10 years. They should be forcibly deported.

  • ice

    It won’t make any difference what these elitist fools try, they’re going to have a black problem as long as they have blacks. It’s too bad they were too dense to understand that earlier.

    The only chance they have of surviving for the next hundred years is via civil war wherein the blacks and other mal-contents are forced from the country.

    Anything short of that WILL NOT WORK.

  • Patrick

    So Cameron’s solution to prevent austerity riots in the future is to increase spending? Genius!

  • white advocate – Canada

    “700 viewers have made formal complaints”

    699 are social workers making a living in the race relations racket.

  • Dreams of days gone by

    “By yesterday almost 700 viewers have made formal complaints to the BBC over Friday night’s programme.”

    Wow really? 700 out of the millions that tune into the BBC were mad over David Starkeys statements?

    I guess that means the rest of Britain agrees with him but all he did was state the obvious, maybe that’s why they got mad?

  • HH

    There is something strangely comical about watching the Brits stumble all around and gag on the revelations that their much-vaunted multiculturalism, human-rights laws, and similar Orwellian tomfoolery are an absolute failure! The UK has been mugged by reality – and they still can’t bear to face it, though they clearly know they can’t look back either. Black comedy…on so many levels!

  • alex

    The die has already been cast for Europe. Theirs is a future of out-of-control tribal problems for the foreseeable future, which will more likely than not result in out and out civil warfare.

    They were warned many, many times, but the rainbow elitists, the corporate greed mongers and the government tax grabbers, all placed greed and power over security and peace, looking to create a rainbow utopia that was an economic EU powerhouse.

    What they’re getting now is what they deserve: Chaos, disharmony and war. And the situation will continue to deteriorate.

    When the smoke clears, will there be a crime commission set up to judge these same elitist miscreants and mete out sentences as in Nuremberg?

  • Anonymous

    By yesterday almost 700 viewers have made formal complaints to the BBC over Friday night’s programme.

    Now we know how many subscribers Searchlight has.

  • The Great Kazoo

    ‘Many people have long thought that the answer to these questions of social behaviour is to bring back national service.’

    NO, Mr. Cameron. The answer is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites from England.

    If we want to have any hope of mending our broken society, family and parenting is where we’ve got to start.

    NO, Mr. Cameron. If there is any hope of mending “your” broken society, then demand an immediate end to Third World immigration and expulsion of all nonwhites from England.

    If it hurts families, if it undermines commitment, if it tramples over the values that keeps people together, or stops families from being together, then we shouldn’t do it.’

    What you must do, Mr. Cameron (or is it Mr. Blair or Mr. Brown?) to keep people together and end the trampling of values, is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites from England.

    Teamwork, discipline, duty, decency: these might sound old-fashioned words but they are part of the solution to this very modern problem of alienated, angry young people.

    The ONLY solution, Mr.Cameron, is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites from England.

    He also demanded that politicians of all parties condemn the ‘racist’ views of historian David Starkey, who claimed on Newsnight that the riots happened because too many young white people had ‘now become black’.

    The riots happened not because young white people have ‘now become black’; the riots occurred because ENGLAND has become too black.

    Did I mention the ONLY solution is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites from England?

    If not, then expect never-ending riots increasing in intensity and violence, as Third World immigration continues and nonwhite welfare births outpace native white births.

    You are losing your country, Mr. Cameron, and it is because of elitist fools like yourself. As “Ice” put so well in comment #5: you’re going to have a black problem as long as you have blacks, meaning rioting, crime, ruined schools and violence.

    The ONLY solution is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites.

    Anything short of that WILL NOT WORK.

    Cheers, ice.

  • Anonymous

    12 — The Great Kazoo wrote at 1:55 AM on August 21:

    The ONLY solution is to put an immediate end to Third World immigration and expel all nonwhites.

    Anything short of that WILL NOT WORK.

    Cheers, ice.

    ———————————————

    Every point you and Ice #5 made is spot on. Most Whites, even here on amren, hedge when it comes to deporting them ALL.. There can be NO compromise when it comes to racial survival, period.

    Those that have committed miscegenation also goes with their “dark” side. Plus all the White commie/marxists. They must live with what they promoted and instituted in all White lands.

  • Daniel

    “Aides say he wants the plan to go nationwide, but the scheme will not become compulsory.” Its almost a pity it won’t become compulsory as it only wont become so as that would result in a) lots of white people the same age getting to know each other; b) their being forced to physically face the ‘immigrant’ they would be made to take flag waving lessons from; c) this and their realization of their utter lack of an inheritance (combining with these ‘immigrants’ inevitable dual involvement in ‘British’ indentured servants community service and ethnic non-British community service) leading them to create their own native British service. Instead there will just be Youfs as an even more Anti-British arm of the police.

  • Ben

    Why WILL these people stop?

    They found out how easy it is to get what they want, now, not working for it through civil means.

    The only way which the left is incapable is through a hard intolerant government which is found in the Right. Upon rioters and looters the left with reward with more programs and incentives to attempt to keep people in line. Or how they put “poverty and low education destroyed these kids!”

    Their way, to use parents and children as an example, is to give toys whenever the child throws a fit not to hurt his or her feelings out of the fear of cause child abuse.