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Why we should scrap the Prevent Strategy

We need a new policy that engages communities—rather than alienating people

By Alistair Carmichael  

The Prevent strategy has failed. Despite it going through various iterations, it remains a fatally flawed programme. It is distrusted by the communities it professes to try and work with to tackle radicalisation and extremism. Without their buy-in, no matter what changes the government proposes, or what million-pound makeover it undergoes, it will still be a failure. That is why the Liberal Democrats are calling for…

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