There has been a "significant spike" in Islamophobic incidents following Boris Johnson's comparison between women in burkas and letterboxes, according to an anti-racism group.Tell MAMA reported a 375% increase in anti-Muslim incidents from the week
Lyn Jenkins was visited by police after being reported to counter-terrorism programme A retired doctor who took part in non-violent environmental protests was visited by police at his home after his local NHS trust reported him to
The appointment of cross-bench peer Lord Carlile to lead an independent review of the Prevent programme has been slammed Home Office mentors are gathering information on their clients in supposed “confidential” de-radicalisation meetings and sharing
Human rights campaigners claim Lord Carlile’s appointment undermines review’s credibility Human rights campaigners have threatened the Home Office with legal action over its appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer of its anti-radicalisation programme Prevent.
The peer leading an independent review into the controversial Prevent counter-extremism programme called the probe “completely unnecessary” and claimed it was based on a “complete lack of evidence”, it can be revealed. Lord Carlile made the comments before being
Lord Carlile told parliament he was ‘somewhat biased’ towards controversial anti-terror programme, undermining his position, rights groups say The appointment of Lord Carlile to review the UK’s flagship counter-terrorism strategy has breached the government’s
In 2015, the Obama administration hosted its first Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, which brought together local, federal, and international leaders to discuss “concrete steps” to take to “develop community-oriented approaches to counter hateful extremist
A social media network for young people that has been launched around the term “woke” is actually a covert British government counterterrorism programme, security officials have admitted. A Facebook page and Instagram feed with the
Imagine if the government wanted an ‘independent’ review of Brexit, but proceeded to appoint Nigel Farage to conduct the review. To appoint someone so clearly in favour of Brexit would be completely absurd. Yet the
A lawyer appointed by the British government to review the Prevent strategy is also a member of a secretive Home Office committee responsible for enforcing the implementation of the contentious counter-extremism programme by public bodies.
Advocacy group CAGE has said the appointment of Lord Carlile as the “Independent Reviewer for Prevent” confirms that the entire review process is simply about legitimising the controversial counter terror policy. CAGE said the government
A coalition of 10 human rights and community groups, including Index on Censorship, have warned that an upcoming review of the Prevent counter-extremism programme is at risk of becoming a “whitewash”. The groups are urging
The Government has announced that Lord Alex Carlile QC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme which safeguards vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is one of the four
he new president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has called for the government’s Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy to be scrapped and has urged universities to do more to tackle the black attainment gap and
The Government has been warned that a review of its counter-extremism strategy, Prevent, is at risk of becoming a “whitewash.”  In January, the Government announced an ‘independent review’ after years of rejecting concerns from
Home Office mentors are gathering information on their clients in “confidential” deradicalisation meetings and sharing it with police for terrorism investigations into the very people they are counselling. Leaked documents seen by The Sunday Times
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A review of the controversial Prevent counter-extremism programme is at risk of becoming a “whitewash”, the government has been warned. The Home Office announced an assessment of the scheme in January, after years of dismissing
This week the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, Neil Basu, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, spoke candidly about the ineffectiveness of existing policy, particularly the Government’s Prevent programme, the strand of counterterrorism that aims to prevent
Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said the police and security services are no longer enough to win the fight against violent extremism, and the UK must instead improve community cohesion, social mobility and education.