Prevent scheme 'should be paused'
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Baroness Warsi: Prevent scheme should be paused

The government's anti-extremism programme Prevent should be paused, Baroness Warsi has said.

The former foreign office minister said the scheme had "huge problems", including the quality of its training, and said its "brand" had become "toxic".

She called for an independent review to look into where the programme had failed or proven successful.

But Home Secretary Amber Rudd said now was "exactly the wrong time" to pause Prevent.

She said the Westminster terror attack, in which four people were killed and 50 injured by Khalid Masood, "reinforces the need to make sure we have active communities trying to stop people being radicalised".

  • 26 Mar 2017