A legal battle has been launched against the government over a review of its Prevent counter-extremism strategy, with allegations it will be a “whitewash”, The Independent can reveal.Campaigners are challenging the appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer, after he called the probe “completely unnecessary” and claimed it was based on a “complete lack of evidence”.They are also questioning the scope of the exercise, claiming it has been structured to sidestep accusations of discrimination, violations of free speech and religion.

Source: Legal challenge launched against government over ‘whitewash’ review of counter-extremism programme | The Independent