Prevent: Tories launch review into ‘toxic’ anti-terror scheme after long campaign

The Prevent anti-terror scheme will undergo an independent review after concerns have previously been raised about the strategy.

In announcing the move, security minister Ben Wallace said critics of Prevent have previously used “distortion and spin” and urged them to “produce solid evidence of their allegations”.

Prevent, which is aimed at all forms of extremism, has repeatedly come under fire, with critics labelling it heavy-handed and “toxic”.

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