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Reading Terrorist Attack

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:46 pm, 22nd June 2020

The right hon. Gentleman is right about the need for objectivity and understanding in how we formulate these strategies, which are often evolving and dynamic, looking at individuals’ behaviours, many of which we simply do not understand. Deradicalisation is a complicated issue. In terms of not only what happened in Reading over the weekend but more broadly, it is right that we look at the whole approach, understand the failures of the past and what has worked in the past, and ensure that we have a comprehensive approach which builds on constructive insights and learnings. He is right in his assessment.