The Home Secretary Looks Determined to Shake Up Prevent

When the Independent Review of Prevent by Sir William Shawcross was published earlier this year, many in the counter-terrorism field applauded what Shawcross had said. If implemented, the reforms he proposed would be the biggest overhaul of Britain’s national counter-radicalisation programme in a decade. Yet despite the Government saying that it was committed to implementing all 34 of the Prevent review’s recommendations, some supporters I spoke to were quietly doubtful. They seemed convinced that the Prevent review and its recommendations would soon fall into obscurity and that nothing would really change. The release of the new Prevent Duty Guidance earlier...

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