Radicalism:Written question - 134942

Asked by Alex Sobel
(Leeds North West)
Asked on: 29 March 2018
Home Office
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies on counter extremism of the report from the organisation Hope Not Hate, The state of hate 2018, published in March 2018.
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 16 April 2018

The Government is committed to tackling all forms of extremism. The 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out a four year programme of work for defeating extremism at source by countering extremist ideology; supporting mainstream voices, especially in faith communities and civil society; disrupting the most harmful extremists; and building more cohesive communities by tackling segregation.

The Government has established an Extremism Analysis Unit (EAU) to support government and the wider public sector to understand the threat from extremism. The EAU will continue to learn from existing capabilities to analyse extremism, including external experts.

In March 2018 the Government launched an independent Commission for Countering Extremism. The Commission has a clear remit to identify and challenge extremism in all its forms, and it will be engaging widely with stakeholders.

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