This piece traces the development of the Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) since 2018 and provides a picture of the state of counter-terror policy in Britain.
The People's Review of Prevent
The People’s Review of Prevent is an alternative review to the Government Shawcross Review.
This review provides a voice to the people most impacted by the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is described as ‘safeguarding’ children from harms. However, under Prevent, safeguarding is focused on protecting the wider public from children believed to be ‘risky’, rather than protecting children from harms.
Throughout our report we present case studies that show how real these harms can be and the distress they cause to children and their families and carers.
Almost £1m of unspent funding for counterextremism work has been handed back to the government by the CCE as sources say “no one knows” what the commission does.
The Home Office has confirmed the appointment of Robin Simcox as the substantive Commissioner for Countering Extremism (CCE). His tenure will last for a three-year period. Simcox’s appointment has been agreed by the Home Secretary Priti Patel. Previously, Simcox has dismissed the use of the term “Islamophobia”. He also worked for a US far-right think-tank The Counter Extremism Group. Simcox said Extinction Rebellion, Unite Against Fascism and the far left “need monitoring”. Source: Robin Simcox appointed as Commissioner for Countering Extremism – GOV.UK
THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN IRAQ WAR PROPAGANDISTS, TONY BLAIR INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL CHANGE, THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY AND THE COMMISSION FOR COUNTERING EXTREMISM
Tony Blair has an impressive resume. The man hoodwinked an entire nation into pushing its men and women towards death into a pre-planned war that has now precipitated chaos and destruction in the Middle East, including the deaths of two million, and the rise of IS. It is expected, then, that propaganda and spin are a mature part of his skills matrix. This skill is usefully deployed into ensuring the reputations of unhinged, power-hungry, murdering despots are palatable to global audiences. Of significance is how the disgraceful Iraq war’s poison courses through the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF – now renamed as the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – henceforth “Institute”) and into the Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE). Read more
London – CAGE has released a detailed report that takes an incisive and revealing look into the controversial networks that have embedded themselves within the CCE and that are closely tied to the global Islamophobia industry. The report also tackles the theoretical basis of the CCE as it undertakes to build support for repressive counter-extremism measures. Entitled ‘The CCE Exposed’, the report is available online here and seeks to underline why this unpopular state-sponsored project enjoys little grassroots support. Read more