UK Terrorism Threat Level - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:56 pm on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Conservative 1:56 pm, 10th November 2020

My Lords, I add my thoughts and prayers to those of colleagues for those who have lost loved ones during the recent terrorist attacks in France, Austria and, more recently, Kabul University in Afghanistan, where, tragically, 22 people lost their lives. Terrorism is a violent manifestation of extremism, so how do the Government define extremism? Are any forms of extremism specifically defined? In light of the “nasty mix” of threats recently identified by the head of MI5, Ken McCallum, does the definition cover the wide and diverse threats that we now face?