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Government will keep the Prevent programme

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has outlined his thoughts around the Prevent agenda. He said that the government will keep the programme depsite the fact that they are criticisms. 

He said that there are misapprehensions around Prevent and he sees it as a vital part of the government's counter-terrorism work stating that "We have a moral and social obligation to safeguard vulnerable people from the twisted propaganda of those seeking to radicalise them. And Prevent is about doing just that." 

The new counter-terrorism strategy, named Contest, has been informed by latest research and secret intelligence, incorporating lessons learned from the 2017 terror attacks and the government response to them.