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‘An appalling direction’: UK activists criticise plans to redefine extremism

Veteran campaigners across political spectrum believe broader redefinition could silence non-majority opinions

* Three ex-Tory home secretaries warn against politicising anti-extremism

Leading veterans of causes including LGBTQ+ rights and the anti-apartheid struggle, as well as conservative causes such as hunting, have criticised government plans to broaden the definition of extremism.

They include the Labour peer Peter Hain – who took direct action against white-only South African sports tours in the 1960s and 70s – and Tim Bonner, the Countryside Alliance chief executive and one of the organisers of the 2002 march for rural communities. Continue reading…


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