Today in politicians say the creepiest things, David Cameron is actually going to tell his National Security Council this as he announces plans to crack down on radicalisation.
According to a briefing, Cameron is expected to say:
For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It's often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that's helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.
He will say Britons believe in "certain values", adding: "To belong here is to believe in these things. And it means confronting head-on the poisonous Islamist extremist ideology. Whether they are violent in their means or not, we must make it impossible for the extremists to succeed."
It's expected Cameron will introduce a counter-extremism bill in his Queen's Speech later in May. Planned measures include introducing new orders to ban extremist organisations and restrict people who seek to radicalise youngsters.
The new package is expected to include:
The introduction of banning orders for extremist organisations who use hate speech in public places, but whose activities fall short of proscription.
New Extremism Disruption Orders to restrict people who seek to radicalise young people;
- Powers to close premises where extremists seek to influence others;
- Strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission to root out charities who misappropriate funds towards extremism and terrorism;
- Further immigration restrictions on extremists;
- A strengthened role for Ofcom to take action against channels which broadcast extremist content.
Additional reporting by the Press Association and HT to Adam Bienkov