Counter-terrorism policy: Theresa May’s Prevent bill is extremism in the name of security ~ Karma Nabulsi, Comment is free, The Guardian, 4 February 2015.
The home secretary’s counter-terrorism and security bill is a Hobbesian contract meant to frighten us into surrendering our freedoms.
Home secretary Theresa May. ‘The true danger resides in the extremist and anti-democratic values of Theresa May and her deluded advisers.’ Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex
With Theresa May’s counter-terrorism and security bill at its final stages in the House of Lords, the major question before us all now is: how did something more dangerous than 1950s McCarthyism in its anti-democratic provisions get through the gates?
It entered the bloodstream of the body politic because we were told these measures were not about us: they were about them. We were told to avert our eyes and to watch from the sidelines in this battle to make…
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