Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

The Catholic Herald have warned that counter-extremism measures after the recent terrorist attacks may cause “very serious threats to religious freedom in the years to come.” They accuse the government of not being specific with the term extremism, and say … Continue reading Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

At the G20 summit, Theresa May claimed her priority is to disrupt terrorist groups from accessing finance, despite criticism over her own position on Saudi Arabia. It has emerged in the last couple of weeks that Theresa May is sitting … Continue reading Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

In light of Saudi Arabia’s military operation in Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn has repeated his call to the government to stop selling arms to the country “to show that we want a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion.” Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear and growing’ link to UK extremism

The Henry Jackson Society have reported a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence, according the BBC. Their report says a number of Gulf nations, as well as … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has ‘clear and growing’ link to UK extremism

PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Theresa May’s plans to fine technology companies for failing to remove extremist material from the internet have been condemned by her own counterterrorism watchdog, Max Hill, QC, who said: “We do not live in China.” His comments are likely to … Continue reading PM’s own terror watchdog says her internet terror plans are something a “Chinese dictator” would do

Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

According to Leak of Nations, Reprieve and Privacy International launched legal proceedings against the UK government yesterday for refusing to reveal the subject matter or contents of a Prime Ministerial order governing the activities of the British security services. It … Continue reading Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

A review into the funding of extremism and radicalisation reported in 2016 still not made public

Caroline Lucas of the Green Party has written to the Home Office asking whether the Department’s report on foreign funding of extremism and radicalisation in the UK would be made public. The Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading A review into the funding of extremism and radicalisation reported in 2016 still not made public