Quilliam to close
by Paul Goodman
Yesterday in the Commons, Robert Halfon raised this week's suicide bombing in Sweden, and asked the Prime Minister about Britain exporting Islamist terrorists. The Prime Minister replied -
"If we are frank on both sides of the House, we have not done enough to deal with the promotion of extremist Islamism in our own country. Whether it is making sure that imams coming over to this country can speak English properly, or whether it is making sure that we de-radicalise our universities, we have to take a range of further steps, and I am going to be working hard to make sure that we do."
At the same time as David Cameron was speaking, Quilliam, the counter-extremism think-tank, was laying off some 80 per cent of its staff. It is effectively closing. The trigger for the decision was the withholding of payments by the Home Office.