Thursday 16 March 2017 / 11:54 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

We need protection from terrorism, but pointless laws serve no purpose – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to comments
from the new independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said:

“This review is welcome. Max Hill makes some good points on
removing laws that are never used. We need protection from terrorism, but
pointless laws serve no purpose.

“He also highlights the fact certain communities, in particular
Muslims, feel unfairly targeted.  This will add to wider concerns around
the Government’s Prevent strategy, which should also be reviewed.”