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UK counter-terror strategy 'no good'


A new prevent strategy which will aim to tackle extremism as well as terrorism is being launched by the British government.

Former security minister Baroness Neville-Jones told Today presenter Justin Webb that the new Prevent strategy would lead to a change in funding policy.

"The government feels quite strongly that it is not the job of government to be financing groups, which it was, which espouse quite different values," to British ones, she said.

But Azad Ali, chair of the Muslim Safety Forum and an adviser to the previous Labour government, said the new policy was "a conflation between security and cohesion".

The Prevent strategy, he said said, was supposed to be a "counter-terrorism strategy, it isn't an ideology strategy".

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