David Cameron warned over anti-extremism plans

Free speech would be restricted under Government plans to combat extremism, a senior Conservative MP has warned.

David Davis said proposals for anti-extremism orders “just won’t work”.

His comments were echoed by the Shadow Home Secretary who cautioned that ministers must “proceed with the utmost caution”.


The criticism came ahead of David Cameron launching his Government’s counter-extremism strategy today.

Writing online the Prime Minister said the “extremist narrative needs to be fought every day at the kitchen table, on the university campus, online and on the airwaves”.

The new Counter-Extremism Strategy includes plans for Extremism Disruption Orders (EDO).

Discussing the Government’s approach this morning, Home Secretary Theresa May came under pressure from the BBC’s John Humphrys about the definition of extremism.



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