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The Guardian: Government refuses to disclose whether Prevent strategy will be redacted

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No 10 has refused to say if its review of the Prevent strategy will be redacted, amid reports it has been delayed by a row between Michael Gove and the Home Office over whether to reveal the names of suspected “Islamist” extremists.

The Prevent review was handed over to the Home Office by William Shawcross, a former head of the Charity Commission, in the summer.

Draft extracts leaked to the Guardian in May revealed it controversially argued the government has been too focused on rightwing extremism and should now crack down on Islamist extremism.

However, it has not been published yet.

According to the Times, Whitehall sources said Gove was increasingly trying to get involved because of his joint responsibility for Prevent’s operation on the ground.

Asked when the review would be published, Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson said it was “right to take time to prepare and deliver a considered response”.

Source: Government refuses to disclose whether Prevent strategy will be redacted | The Guardian

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