UK security and counter-terrorism

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UK security services must seek approval to access telecoms data, judges rule
Liberty hails decision that prior independent authorisation is needed for people’s communications data

Jamie Grierson

24, Jun, 2022 @3:02 PM

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UK warned it is failing to adapt as terror threat shifts from groups to lone attackers
Five years after London Bridge and Borough Market attacks, watchdog says psychologists should feature in counter-terrorism

Mark Townsend

04, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics
Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Jun, 2022 @5:00 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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The Guardian view on the ‘spy cops’ inquiry: not enough answers
The women deceived by police, and other activists who were spied on, are denied justice by a process that is so drawn out


22, May, 2022 @5:30 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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Woman ‘abused’ by MI5 agent takes legal action against service
Man with background in rightwing extremism accused of attacking woman with machete and threatening to kill her

Emine Sinmaz

20, May, 2022 @6:44 PM

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MI5 agent ‘abused and threatened’ ex-partner, BBC investigation reveals
Story made public after an attempt by the attorney general to gain an injunction to prevent broadcast

Dan Sabbagh

19, May, 2022 @8:34 PM

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Omagh bomb suspect Liam Campbell extradited to Lithuania
Man held liable for the Omagh bombing, is due to face charges related to weapons smuggling for the Real IRA

Nadeem Badshah

17, May, 2022 @10:46 PM

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Terrorism in the UK: the rising threat of far right extremists
Since 2017, counter-terrorism forces have foiled 32 plots: 18 were Islamist related, and 12 were from the extreme right wing

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

16, May, 2022 @7:44 PM

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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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‘Huge sense of pride’: the mothers who job-share counter-terrorism at GCHQ
Friends, colleagues and spies – two women who jointly lead a vital intelligence mission say role sharing is their ‘superpower’

Alexandra Topping

15, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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