Welcome to another week.
It has just been announced that Prime Minister David Cameron is proposing to give parents extended powers to cancel their children’s passports if they feel they are at risk of radicalisation. This initiative is part of the PM’s latest set of measures to tackle terrorism.
Parents of children aged under 16 already have the ability to request the withdrawal of passports as a result of a trial scheme which started in July of this year. It is not yet clear whether the scheme has been successful. Mr Cameron is expected to announce that this power will be extended to parents of children aged 16 and 17.
Other measures will include banning men and women with convictions for extremist activity from working with children and the vulnerable, and bans on radical preachers posting material online.
Our question this week then: do you think these measures are an effective way to reduce terrorist activity?