Counter-terrorism policy

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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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Far right ‘mimicking video games to lure middle class children to terrorism’
Met counter-terror chief says ‘relatively well-educated children’ being lured by content based on first-person shooter games

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

17, Mar, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Angela Rayner: police should ‘shoot terrorists and ask questions second’
Deputy Labour leader criticised for hardline stance as party ups attacks on Tory record on crime rates

Jessica Elgot

17, Feb, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Armed counter-terrorism officers to be deployed on British cross-Channel ferries
Move will tighten security on passenger vessels, which are unguarded and seen as vulnerable

Caroline Davies

31, Jan, 2022 @10:14 AM

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UK government’s risk planning is weak and secretive, says Lords report
Chair of committee points out unpreparedness for Covid shows better anticipation of future threats is needed

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Treat terrorism like other crime regarding mental health, says watchdog
Legislation reviewer warns against treating mental health differently in terrorism investigations

Jamie Grierson

19, Nov, 2021 @3:28 PM

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While Liverpool called for calm, Priti Patel exploited the terror incident for political gain | Gaby Hinsliff
The home secretary appeared to casually conflate asylum seekers with dangerous criminals, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Nov, 2021 @4:52 PM

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More Prevent referrals linked to far-right extremism than Islamist
Total referrals to counter-terrorism scheme down 22% in 2020-21, possibly due to school closures

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @1:01 PM

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More people may have self-radicalised online in pandemic, warns minister
Damian Hinds says there has been a shift to ‘self-directed’ attacks by individuals or small groups

Jessica Elgot, Vikram Dodd and Jamie Grierson

16, Nov, 2021 @9:36 AM

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