Britain’s greatest scandal goes largely unremarked, but a couple of days ago the truth finally came out. Max Hill QC, the government’s terror tsar, admitted that as a matter of policy the government is not prosecuting returning IS jihadis. In a Radio 4 interview he said:
“We are told we do have a significant number already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria.
“That means that the authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution and really we should be looking at reintegration and moving away from any notion that we are going to lose a generation from this travel.