"Terrorist house" boy: Pirate Party calls to scrap Prevent law

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 - 13:00

The Pirate Party is gravely concerned that a 10-year-old Muslim boy at a primary school in Lancashire was investigated by police on suspicion of terrorism for making a simple spelling error in an essay, and calls for a change in the law.

Mark Chapman, Pirate Party justice spokesperson, said:

UK government Prevent strategy will block web sites

"Internet filtering across the public estate is essential. We want to ensure that users in schools, libraries, colleges and Immigration Removal Centres are unable to access unlawful material. We will continue to work closely with [the] filtering industry," Prevent the report states.

Loz Kaye, leader of the Party in the UK added his own thoughts to the mix in a short conversation with the INQUIRER. He said that the Party was concerned about the report, and added, "With its public Internet filtering the Coalition's Prevent strategy undermines the freedoms it purports to protect." 

Thursday, 9 June, 2011 (All day)

The threat of Internet Filtering - "To belong here is to believe in these things"

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This week the Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the Coalition Government's optimistically titled new counter terrorism strategy 'prevent'¹.  'Prevent' is being billed by the Government as a way to deal with all forms of terrorism and extremism that the country is supposedly overrun by, as well as things like non-violent extremism and harmful ideas being disseminated by groups hell bent on... well, something.  


'Prevent' Strategy may undermine the freedoms it is meant to protect.

Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 18:30

The Coalition Government's Prevent counter terrorism strategy has been unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May. Prevent has been billed as a plan to deal with all forms of terrorism and extremism including non-violent extremism.