According to the Conservative Party website the Conservative Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
The terrorist threat we face is serious in scale and duration. It is both international and home-grown
States not only use armed force to challenge us. They play politics with the resources on which we depend, like gas and oil. They launch electronic attacks against the systems that underpin our daily lives. And they threaten regional stability through nuclear proliferation.
In addition, natural hazards, like flooding and disease, are increasing in frequency, scale and severity.
All of these challenges are transnational. Meeting them requires concerted international co-operation and responses that cut across many policy areas – not only foreign affairs, defence and internal security, but energy, education, community cohesion, health, technology and the environment.
So government must adapt. Foreign and domestic policy cannot be treated separately in policy and budgetary terms. We will introduce a proper National Security Council, a single National Security Budget and a Cabinet-level Security Minister to ensure a joined-up approach.
And government must have the right policies to help reduce our vulnerability:
* We need effective border security. A Conservative Government will introduce a unified border police force.
* While intelligence, police and military tools will remain vital, we must also defend and make the argument for our shared liberal values. That’s why, unlike Labour, we will tackle the extremism that fuels terrorist attacks – not just ‘violent extremism’. And it’s why we will prioritise long-term political and social reform overseas.
* We need to protect and increase the capacity of our critical infrastructure so that we are able to withstand and respond to disruption.
Our approach will be outlined in detail in our National Security Green Paper, which will be published in the coming months.
Conservative Party National Security Policy :http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/National_Security.aspx
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Conservative’s National Security policies in the comments below?