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PROP Expert View: How Prevent is excusing far-right agendas in government

In the second snippet from a talk given as part of the Scarman Lecture at the University of Leicester, Prof. John Holmwood, outlines why the designation of ‘British values’ as ‘British’ is problematic, and asks whether they are in fact shared by certain figures influential in counter-extremism policy. These include Robin Simcox, designated head of the  Commission for Countering Extremism and controversial Home Secretary Suella Braverman, both of whom display an agenda is seemingly at odds with the substance of ‘British values’ which include ‘tolerance for different faiths and beliefs’. Source: Scarman Lecture 2022: How Prevent disguises far-right influence in government – The People Review of Prevent