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Anti-radicalisation chief says ministers' plans risk creating 'thought police'
The police chief leading the fight to stop people becoming terrorists has said government plans targeting alleged extremists are so flawed they risk creating a "thought police" in Britain.
Simon Cole, the police lead for the government's own Prevent anti-radicalisation programme, said that the plans may not be enforceable and risk making police officers judges of "what people can and can not say".
His comments in a Guardian interview expose opposition in part of Britain's security establishment against the planned Conservative government bill which was unveiled last week in the Queen's speech.
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