Home Secretary Suella Braverman has told the British parliament that a controversial commentator accused of a “record of hate” against Muslims holds “mainstream, insightful and perfectly decent political views”.
Updating MPs last week on the progress of reforms to the contentious Prevent counter-terrorism strategy, Braverman said that Douglas Murray should not have been named in a Home Office analysis paper among public figures “associated with far-right sympathetic audiences, and Brexit”.
Braverman also rejected the inclusion on the list of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a former government minister and ardent Brexit campaigner.
“People like my Right Honourable Friend the Member for North East Somerset [Rees-Mogg] and Douglas Murray express mainstream, insightful and perfectly decent political views. People may disagree with them, but in no way are they extremists,” said Braverman.
Read more at The Middle East Eye.
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