Expert Views

The latest Times piece on Prevent seriously misinterprets the Prevent strategy, writes Prof. John Holmwood.   Times columnist, James Forsyth (‘Islamism is a greater threat than the far right’, June 16) seriously misrepresents the government’s Prevent strategy and its relation to counter-terrorism. He writes in anticipation of the publication of the much-delayed Shawcross Report which […]

The alternative rests in the realm of ideas and their healthy expression, writes Prof. John Holmwood.   In the People’s Review of Prevent, we showed that Prevent is not working, but also that it couldn’t work. What, then, is its purpose? Why do some people continue to advocate for it and in terms that involve […]