Doctors are to be drafted into the fight against terrorism by being asked to identify patients at risk of being drawn into violent extremism.Well, goodness gracious me!
The so-called "Prevent" strategy will also promise a drive against the spread of hardline Islamist teaching in prisons, which are often targeted by extremists as recruiting grounds. All convicted terrorists will have their beliefs countered while in jail and other offenders who could have fallen foul of "preachers of hate" will be tracked after their release.And just how will they have their beliefs ‘countered’?
And who will be tracking them? The security services have already said they can’t handle the task of keeping tabs on all the people currently under suspicion.
Who’s going to do it? Surely not the probation service!
Ms May is expected to argue that millions of pounds have been wasted on anti-terror projects overseas, in nations such as Pakistan, with little proof they have tackled problems in Britain – while similar programmes in this country have been neglected.Well, that’s not going to endear her to The Dave, is it?
Community groups applying for public money will have to prove they do not espouse hardline views.How? I mean, how do they prove that? Who is going to monitor them? You’d need an army of civil servants to…