THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of ‘hiding’ a report into far-left extremism.
The report has been prepared by the extremism analysis unit (EAU) and is reportedly titled ‘Leftwing Activism and Extremism in the UK’.
Jenny Jones is one of several politicians and activists calling for the report after its existence was revealed by a freedom of information request by The Guardian.
Jones told The Guardian: “Over the past decade, the police have become more and more confused about their duty to facilitate peaceful protest and are prone to see any disruption as extremist. The Met police put me on their domestic extremist database for years, when I was a member of their own oversight body, the Police Authority and deputy mayor of London,”
“It is deeply worrying that the Home Office has a report that must include definitions of extremism that many people would see as far too broad, when protest and dissent are necessary within a democracy.”
A Home Office spokesperson said: “The work by the extremism analysis unit helps improve our understanding of all types of extremism and guide how we should respond.”