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Posts Tagged: Extremism
Nick Hargrave: In an age of post-truth politics, moderate politicians must prepare to work across party lines
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt’s review of British policy on the persecution of Christians is crucial and courageous
The Foreign Secretary had already impressed me with his focus on human rights. Now he has created new hope for Christians around the world.
UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
Hers is a test case for Ministers, for Muslim organisations in Britain, for free speech – for what sort of country we want to be.
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
Disillusionment, anger, reduced turnout, a body blow to future social reform, and a possible boost to extremists are all potential consequences.
Tatchell defends anti-abortion protests – and tells how he got Cameron and Johnson to support same-sex marriage
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
WATCH: Javid’s Home Secretary TV debut. He says his priority is security. And that his urgent task is to sort Windrush.
His other priorities? Tackling crime, fighting terror and extremism, and dealing with illegal immigration. He is careful to praise Home Office staff.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state.
Disputes have focused on questions arising from his plight – parental, ethical, legal. But it may be useful to widen the angle of the lens.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.