Constant criticism has distracted from the strategy’s essential focus: stopping people from becoming supporters of terrorism or terrorists themselves.
The main difference between the Streatham attack and many other forms of crime is the ideology behind it.
“It’s also important that we treat them fairly…with justice tempered with a bit of mercy.”
“We need to disrupt plots in their early stages. Many such plots will include some element of online radicalisation.”
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
From the IRA through to today’s Islamist extremist threat, the Labour leader has misidentified the causes and proposed the wrong solutions.