Brexit crisis: How Britain’s political leaders embraced extremism | Middle East Eye

2019-10-28T19:14:21+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

CAGE used to get called extremist by British parliamentarians. Now, they’re hurling the term at each other

When I came up with the portmanteau “Brextremist” – for British politicians who hold extreme views on exiting the European Union – I thought it was original. I was wrong. The term was first coined by Chuka Umunna MP in 2017.

In 2015, CAGE submitted a report to the Commons select committee on the inquiry into extremism. CAGE director Dr Adnan Siddiqui gave evidence in-person to the committee in the hope of fostering understanding and a way forward. Instead of listening to that evidence, however, the committee sought to interrogate him and accuse CAGE of being “apologists for extremism”.

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