Priti Patel in talks over new anti-terror law, though experts fear ‘freedom to think’ at risk

A new offence relating to possession of terrorist propaganda that glorifies or encourages extremism could be introduced to toughen up UK anti-terror laws.

The Home Office said it was considering fresh legislation in response to the Prevention of Future Deaths Report,by Mark Lucraft QC, concerning last year’s inquests into the eight people killed in the 2017 London Bridge terrorist attack.

This might make more sense if the definition of terrorism was not as broad and far-reaching as it currently is: e.g. should mere possession of material which might encourage resistance to odious regimes that are not recognised by HMG as legitimate governments be an offence?

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