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The Times: Patel to pitch herself as the ‘only authentic Brexiteer who can win’

Priti Patel is expected to enter the Conservative leadership contest today after urging a meeting of Brexit hardliners to unite behind her. The home secretary will pitch herself as the only “authentic” Brexiteer who can lead the party. She urged the other hardliners — Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch — to step aside and support her. Patel has recently questioned the whether Britain should remain a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, stating that she is “not an advocate of European institutions”. Source: Patel set to run as ‘only authentic Brexiteer who can win’ | News | The Times

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The PROP Expert View: Is Prevent a tool for a new secular authoritarian future?

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down? Prevent’s “pre-crime” “risk-based” legal architecture delivered in the name of “keeping us safe” will bring an authoritarian future. Since the introduction of Prevent, the number of “non-violent” terrorism (itself an oxymoronic term) offences have increased – and we can expect more of them. Prevent continues to operate within, and sustain, its own legal hinterland – both in terms of criminalisation and generating activity in a newly defined “pre-crime” space. This has brought a crisis of democracy. Source: Prevent is a tool for a new secular authoritarian future – The People’s Review of Prevent