Home Office written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the threat of far right radicalisation.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 22 January 2015

The threat of a terrorist attack in the UK from groups motivated by Far Right extremist ideologies is currently assessed as being LOW (i.e. that an attack is unlikely). The threat from Lone Actors motivated by any ideology is harder to


The threat posed by Far Right extremists is assessed by the Police and Security Service as part of the same process as that from all other forms of extremism (including Islamism) and is managed according to the threat that it is deemed

to pose.

The National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU), managed by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of all forces, lead on the development of the national intelligence picture on all forms of domestic

extremism including the Far Right and works closely with the national Police Counter-Terrorism Network.

The Government’s Prevent strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, addresses all form of extremism, including far right extremism. The Channel programme, a key part of the Prevent strategy, provides

support to those identified at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Since national rollout in April 2012, there have been over 2000 referrals to Channel; hundreds of individuals have been offered support. A proportion of those offered support were referred for far right concerns.

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Silent Hunter
Posted on 30 Jan 2015 10:16 pm (Report this annotation)

The Security Service has long monitored Far Right groups and individual, but they've never really been ones to go in for terrorist attacks anyway, with the exception of the nail bomber David Copeland.