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CRT Editorial
November 28, 2016

Prevent gets a bad press, but it’s a crucial tool against the far-right that killed Jo Cox

Henry Jackson Society
Rupert Sutton

Originally published by Left Foot Forward.

Recent reports that there has been a worrying rise in the number of far-right referrals to the government’s counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent, have been given a grim postscript this week by the conviction of neo-Nazi terrorist, Thomas Mair.

Sentenced to serve a full-life term in prison on Wednesday, Mair’s brutal killing of the Labour MP Jo Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire, last June serves as a reminder that any efforts to identify potential terrorists must focus on all forms of extremism if they are to be successful.

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Rupert Sutton

About Rupert Sutton

Rupert Sutton is a Researcher at Student Rights and the co-author of 'Challenging extremists: Practical frameworks for our universities'. He is originally from Maidstone and holds a BA in War Studies from the University of Kent, and an MA in Terrorism and Security from King’s College London where he wrote his thesis on Loyalist paramilitarism. He previously interned at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation as well as spending two years with the NHS.

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