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Universities told to prevent radicalisation

A new statutory duty would compel universities to ban extremists.

Universities will have a duty to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism, under legislation to be introduced tomorrow, the home secretary has announced. Theresa May (pictured) said that a counter-terrorism Bill would also give ministers powers to order universities to ban extremists from speaking on campus.

In a speech delivered earlier today in London, May said radicalisation was “taking place behind closed doors in mosques, homes and community centres, but also in schools, universities and prisons”.

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