Although Britain’s Counterterrorism and Sentencing Bill recently passed its second reading in parliament, there has been little attention paid to the implications of its dangerous proposals.
Even more concerning is that it has been pushed through at a time when parliament is not functioning at full capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic and when Prevent – the central plank in the government’s counter-extremism programme – is supposed to be under review.
This should have been a time of heightened critique and thorough research into the many failures of the Prevent strategy. If the inquiry were to actually do its job, it would deal a fatal blow to the counter-extremism apparatus in its entirety.
Source: British counterterrorism bill takes the country further down a dangerous road | Middle East Eye