Monday 16 September 2019 / 2:57 PM Diane Abbott

Prevent review far from independent – Diane Abbott

Responding to the government’s publication of the terms of reference for its review into Prevent, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP, said:

“This is a strange review. You cannot possibly analyse something without looking at the evidence of how it has operated in the past. And the fact that this crucial information being ignored tells us the government already accepts Prevent has been an abject failure.

“The review will also be far from independent, as it relies on Home Office support, while the reviewer has previously stated his strong support for Prevent.”