During the passage of the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, the government committed to carrying out an independent Review of Prevent. Lord Carlile was appointed as the reviewer on 12 August 2019.
The review will critically examine and report on the government strategy for supporting people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism as set out in CONTEST, June 2018. The terms of reference for the review are published, as is a ways of working page providing an overview of review activity, and the way in which the review will be carried out.
Lord Carlile is now seeking evidence for the review. You can watch Lord Carlile calling for evidence in a short video.
Although the group is not proscribed, the Home Office says it promotes “damaging and extreme views”.
“The Government’s Commission for Countering Extremism has said the links between the environmental and far right groups were “cause for significant concern.”
Sara Khan, who leads the Commission for Countering Extremism, said: “This is a frightening example of hateful extremism. Far right and neo-fascist groups often present a positive face, appearing to address genuine concerns – from immigration to social change – but closer examination shows this is often cover to push and normalise hatred in the mainstream.
“When a group like British Revival turns out to be founded by a former leader of Generation Identity it is cause for significant concern.””
Extremism Commission publications, July 2019
Call For Evidence Summary: Responses to a call for evidence, July 2019
- The Commission’s Expert Group: Find the full members list and biographies of the Expert Group below as of 31 October 2018.
- Commission for Countering Extremism – Research at Commission for Countering Extremism: The Commission’s work is based on engagement, evidence and impartiality.
- Overview of the far-right Research by Dr Benjamin Lee, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), Lancaster University.
- Modernising and mainstreaming: the contemporary British far-rightResearch by Dr Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher, HOPE not hate.
- Talking our way out of conflictCritical reflections on ‘mediated dialogue’ as a tool for secondary level Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
- Violent extremist tactics and the ideology of the sectarian far leftResearch by Daniel Allington, King’s College London, Siobhan McAndrew, University of Bristol and David Hirsh, University of London.
- National Action: links between the far right, extremism and terrorismResearch by Dr Chris Allen, The Centre for Hate Studies, Department of Criminology, University of Leicester
New Ofsted framework and handbook for September 2019
Prevent and Counter-extremism in GFE colleges: DfE report on Prevent in FE Colleges published December 2018
Channel Referral data 2017-18 Of those who received Channel support, 45% referred for concerns related to Islamist extremism and 44% were referred for concerns related to the right wing extremism
This has reemphasised the government’s commitment to the Prevent duty with its focus on safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop then from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism (para 16 Home Office Counter-terrorism Strategy)
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Four far-right plots thwarted last year, says counter-terrorism chief: Mark Rowley warns that threat from extreme rightwing groups is ‘significant and concerning’
Mark Rowley said: “and at the same time we saw an unprecedented number of plots prevented. 10 conspiracies of an Islamistnature were stopped since the Westminster attack. And I can tell you today that over that same period police have been able to prevent a further four extreme right wing inspired plots in the UK. It is important we make these figures public in order to illustrate the growth of right wing terrorism. For the first time we have a home-grown proscribed white-supremacist neo-Nazi terror group, which seeks to plan attacks and build international networks.”
UK Government list of proscribed organisations
Scottish Dawn and Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action which was proscribed in December 2016 have been added to the list of proscribed organisations in the UK. For the full up to date list click here