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19 Sep 2019

Far-right extremism is fastest growing terror threat in UK, police say

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Far-right extremism is the fastest growing terrorist threat in the UK, according to the country’s most senior counter terrorism officer.

Neil Basu, the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, said seven of the 22 plots foiled since March last year were linked to far right ideologies. And he warned that public speakers, including politicians, need to be very careful about their rhetoric.