The Counter-Extremism Bill, announced a week ago, contains some dangerously misguided proposals.
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If it doesn’t contain a workable definition, the law of unintended consequences will follow.
The so-called kinder, gentler politics that the Labour leadership claims to espouse masks an undercurrent of anti-Semitism and bigotry.
A complacent tendency to assume ‘it couldn’t happen here’ is hindering necessary efforts to confront the challenge of domestic extremism.
Speaking English is essential to integration, but how much farther can the state intrude in the non-criminal family lives of religious conservatives?
Of course, sexual violence can be perpetrated by people of all backgrounds but that does not mean in that specific cases, race, religion and culture are not a factor.
During my hours in the Commons as Leader of the House, I see mainstream Labour MPs failing to challenge the extremism that now holds sway.
While others prefer a protest march, we are on the long walk to a Greater Britain.
When it comes to bans and bars from Britain, circumstances count. But there should always be a presumption in favour of freedom.
For years, she has been raising these issues in parliament, instigating debates, representing the oppressed, and holding our Government to account.
Most of us have enough wit to understand that we have no ‘solution’ for the human condition – and nor should we seek one.
We need to find advocates whose authority and Islamic orthodoxy the extremists respect. Such people exist, but they are not liberal Imams or nominally Christian politicians.
A description of the person most likely to give national projection to the opposition to Islamist extremism already present among many British Muslims at a local level.
Some who claim to believe in ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’, have ended up making excuses for those who seek to destroy those very principles.
If you deny its causes, you cannot put forward a meaningful vision of the way forward.