Extremism

Report highlights 52 areas most at risk of far right extremism

01/11/2021

A new report has identified 52 local communities are at risk of increased far right activity due to the pandemic.

Calls to classify dangerous conspiracy theories

09/07/2020

The Government should classify dangerous conspiracy theories by the harm they cause to people, a new report has said.

‘Whole-society' approach to tackle extremism, Burnham says

31/07/2018

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has called for a 'whole-society' approach to tackle rising levels of extremism.

Councils take key Prevent strategy role

30/05/2018

Councils have been handed administrative control of the controversial Prevent counter-terror strategy, The MJ has learned.

Greenwich leader defends decision to remove ‘shrine’ to murdered soldier

01/02/2018

The leader of Greenwich Council has defended the authority’s decision to remove an unofficial memorial to the murdered soldier Lee Rigby in the face of attacks from far-right extremists.

Suspected jihadis offered houses in counter-extremism programme

30/10/2017

British jihadis suspected of fighting in Syria could be offered support with finding jobs, counselling and housing in Government's counter-extremism plan.

Anti-radicalisation programme accused of Islamophobia

30/08/2017

The Government has criticised a report into its controversial anti-radicalisation programme for spreading what it describes as ‘falsehoods’ and ‘myths’.

Preventing the spread of extremism

30/06/2017

Prevent manager Waqar Ahmed delivers a reality check for the much-maligned counter-extremism initiative, arguing that while there are challenges to the programme, it has helped thwart potential attacks.

Anti-extremism chief in call for wider Prevent focus after attack

30/03/2017

The chair of the London Prevent Board has suggested the focus of the programme should be widened in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

Extremism funding a concern for Casey

10/01/2017

Extremism tsar Dame Louise Casey has admitted she is concerned about funding levels in key areas but believes the ‘money isn’t going to come back’.

Whitehall should abandon ‘flawed’ counter-terrorism strategy

19/10/2016

The Government’s counter-extremism policy in health and education creates a ‘serious risk’ of human rights violations and is counterproductive, report argues.

Support for families of extremists ‘lamentable’, select committee finds

25/08/2016

The support made available to families of individuals who travel abroad to join terrorist organisations is ‘lamentable’, select committee says.

Councils failing to protect older learners from extremist ideologies, HMI warns

12/07/2016

Many local authorities are failing to work with further education colleges and skills providers in tackling radicalisation and extremism, report reveals.

Queen's Speech 2016: Crack down on extremists working with vulnerable groups

18/05/2016

Councils will be given the power to stop extremists from working with children or vulnerable people, under tough new measures unveiled today in the Queen's speech.

Website launched to protect children from ‘twisted ideologies’

19/01/2016

A new website is being launched by the Government to help parents protect children from ‘radical views’.

‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv’

10/12/2015

Reflecting on the Leytonstone Tube station stabbing, Martin Esom, Waltham Forest LBC chief executive and chair of the London Prevent Board, explains how councils can tackle radicalisation and improve community cohesion.

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