Britain: A Stasi State

Little did we realise where a letter to parents from Sennen Pre-School in Cornwall would lead. The subject was radicalisation of ... preschool toddlers. The agenda was David Cameron's "Prevent" policy.

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice for Schools and Childcare Providers

In the government's own words, Prevent is

statutory guidance which makes clear that schools and childcare providers are expected to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology. 

In reality the guidance requires teachers, child care providers, local authorities, NHS, Border Force, prisons, probation housing authorities, mental health services and others to spy on children and adults under the guise of preventing extremism.

Alongside the Prevent spying and reporting system the Conservative government has set up 'Channel Duty Guidance' which does exactly what it says on the tin: it channels people into a multi-agency monitoring and detainment system—a system which closely mirrors MAPPA, Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements.

Channel and MAPPA share secret committees meeting behind closed doors to assess, judge and convict individuals of crimes for which there are no clearly defined definitions. Indeed, their definition 'Emerging Trends' is a catch all phrase which simply identifies those whom the State wishes to oppress, as 'Domestic Extremists.'

A Stasi State on steroids.