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Ex-MI6 boss: Current legislation is strong enough

New powers to tackle extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary has said.

Theresa May told the Daily Telegraph that "Asbos for terrorists" could be introduced for those who try to radicalise others, and groups believed to be inciting terrorism could also be banned.

Ex MI6 counter-terrorism boss Richard Barrett told BBC News the government needed to be seen to be doing something - but that the current legislation was already strong.

  • 23 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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