Counter-terrorism policy

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Burnham: poor leadership left Manchester emergency crews unready for attack
Greater Manchester mayor says report into 2017 atrocity raises serious questions for whole of UK

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

04, Nov, 2022 @3:16 PM

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James Cleverly calls for countries to unite to deprive terrorists of funds
UK foreign secretary was speaking at memorial ceremony for victims of 2008 attacks in Mumbai

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

29, Oct, 2022 @2:50 PM

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Revealed: the secret British plan to keep Italy’s communists from power
Newly declassified files expose the Foreign Office’s dirty tricks campaign to influence the knife-edge 1976 election result

James Oliver and Nicholas Gilby

02, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Truss axes national security council, sparking ‘talking-shop’ concerns
Labour says new merged foreign policy council could reduce Whitehall policy-makers’ focus on security

Dan Sabbagh and Rowena Mason

23, Sep, 2022 @6:53 PM

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Drastic rethink of security likely in wake of Salman Rushdie attack
Analysis: Although the fatwa against Rushdie was issued more than 30 years ago, the threat never went away

Duncan Gardham

15, Aug, 2022 @4:56 PM

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MI5 needs more funds to tackle rightwing terror threat, says watchdog
Committee says lack of resources affecting other areas of agency’s work and calls situation ‘untenable’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Jul, 2022 @2:41 PM

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Royal Navy promoted sailor despite joining neo-Nazi group
Would-be submariner exposed by Observer escaped discipline amid fear of extremism in forces

Mark Townsend

03, Jul, 2022 @7:15 AM

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UK Prevent scheme should be ‘ideologically blind’, says adviser
Amid leaks of strategy’s review, Sara Khan says focus on only one form of extremism is counterproductive

Haroon Siddique

03, Jun, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Anti-terrorism programme must keep focus on far right, say experts
Analysts question Home Office strategy after it emerged that a review of its Prevent programme was pushing for it to refocus on Islamist threats

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

22, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Leaked Prevent review attacks ‘double standards’ on far right and Islamists
Exclusive: draft of Shawcross report calling for crackdown on Islamist extremism raises concerns it will try to ‘politicise counter-terrorism’

Jessica Elgot and Vikram Dodd

16, May, 2022 @6:42 PM

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Terrorism offenders ‘enjoy high status’ in prison, QC’s official report says
Independent reviewer of terror laws says staffing cuts in England and Wales jails have exacerbated problem

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

27, Apr, 2022 @8:26 AM

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UK campaigners call for support scheme for victims of terrorism
Survivors Against Terror to tell Priti Patel that victims should be given minimum guarantees of support

Matthew Weaver

22, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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