Extremism in Britain: Now the crackdown is launched

The Government is planning a series of tough new measures to combat the growing threat from Islamist extremists.

A leaked draft of the Home Office’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Telegraph, targets Sharia courts and calls for a ban on radicals working unsupervised with children over fears the young could be brainwashed.

Other measures include a requirement that staff at job centres identify vulnerable claimants who may become targets for radicalisation, after public outrage at people who hate Britain being able to live off the state.

There will also be an introduction of penalties in the benefits system to make people learn English to improve their integration into British society.

The rules on granting citizenship will also be tightened to ensure new residents embrace “British values”.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The “crackdown” begins?

    This is just talk before an election by a ruling class that is fearful they won’t be ruling much longer.

    Perhaps we should ask if it will be “the extremists” cracking down on the UK government, or the UK government “cracking down” on UKIP supporters?
    Screw ’em, let the toffee nosed bastards twist in the wind and anyone that believes them is an idiot.
    When the deportations start en masse, and continue, then you will know they’re serious.

  • WalterBannon

    Humbug. A meaningless dog and pony show from the treasonous scumbags who imported this plague, eager to serve their nefarious purpose of manipulating the sheeple

  • Brett_McS

    … but keep importing more.

  • Gary

    Nice, they wait until the Termites ate 50% of their house and NOW they want to do something in hope of saving the remaining wood.

  • Barrington Minge

    A real crackdown would involve batons and broken heads…

  • pdxnag

    If the practice of Islam is banned doesn’t that mean that no Muslim could simultaneously be a citizen and also a “Muslim”? Sedition is built into the so-called religion of Islam, sedition against any non-sharia government.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There’s too much cancer now. Send the patient home to die. There’s nothing to be done.

  • pop

    Ensure British values?

    You mean, Islamic Britain..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    After so many girls were raped and molested while they looked the other way? I’ll believe the crackdown only when I see it as something more than window dressing.

  • moraywatson


  • “identify vulnerable claimants who may become targets for radicalisation”.

    I guess this means Muslims!

  • Xavier

    Window dressing.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Too little, too late.

    In other news, I made an absolutely delicious omelette for breakfast this morning, but I ran out of coffee and had to use instant.

  • cmh

    They won’t do anything at all except continue to trot out ther human rights legislation to prove their hands are tied. Just like Canada.

  • ArentIpretty

    The Brit politicians are creating an environment where the citizens are going to have to take the law into their own hands to preserve their country for their children.