David Cameron to announce new extremist crackdown in Queen’s speech

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3rd May 2016

David Cameron is planning to announce new laws to stop Islamist extremists in the Queen's Speech, The Times has reported.

David Cameron to announce new crackdown in May
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The legislation will include measures to gag individuals, close down premises and ban organisations.

The bill will also extend laws so employers will be able to find out if applicants have extremist backgrounds, and then they can be prevented from working with children.

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There are also plans to allow Ofcom to block “unacceptable extremist material” from being aired.

The Prime Minister is planning to balance out the strict new law by pledging to bring isolated Muslims into the mainstream of British society.

The speech on May 18th with be centred around “improving life chances”.

The new drive will also mark the start of Theresa May’s independent review of how Sharia courts work in Britain.

Mr Cameron has said tackling extremism has been “the struggle of our generation”.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “We are not going to speculate about the content of the Queen’s Speech in advance.”

A Home Office source said: “Getting agreement about the thresholds for what constitutes extremism and what needs to be protected as free speech is not going to be easy or straightforward.”