• Saturday, March 25, 2023


Warning of far-right threat following release of Home Office extremism report

Home Office findings have highlighted a growing extremism problem

By: Lauren Codling

By Lauren Codling A FORMER chief crown prosecutor has warned of a rise in extremism prompted by far-right views in Britain, as the Home Office released statistics from their Prevent strategy for the first time. Launched in 2003 to combat extremism after the September 11 attacks in the US, Prevent is a key strand of Britain’s security strategy. Figures released last Thursday (9) showed that of the 4,997 individuals referred for concerns related to Islamist extremism, the largest proportion were from London (1,386/28 per cent). And of the 759 individuals referred for concerns related to right-wing extremism, the largest proportion…

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