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The Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham today, outlining the elements of a strategy to tackle extremism, was right to focus on British values as a key foundation for efforts to build a more inclusive society. Counter-extremism must do more than just propose inaction in its place, but must also offer a positive vision of a confident, inclusive Britain that is open to all of us.
Faith leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths were joined today by 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks to support the #WalkTogether initiative, which calls on people all over Britain to get off the bus, train or tube one stop early on 7 July 2015 and walk the last stop, in a quiet moment of remembrance and unity
The family of Fusilier Lee Rigby should not be denied a memorial if they want one, according to a letter in the Telegraph, from faith groups and civil society organisations, which British Future was pleased to support.
Most people believe that far right groups like the English Defence League stir up hatred and violence in Britain in a way which increases the risk of future terrorist incidents. A rising proportion of Britons say they would never join the EDL - a view held by 84% of people who have heard of the group - according to new polling released this weekend.