Date
24 September 2017
British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a package of measures on Monday afternoon to strengthen the country's security from terrorists. Photo: AFP
British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a package of measures on Monday afternoon to strengthen the country's security from terrorists. Photo: AFP

Ban on British-born jihadists returning to UK eyed

British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to announce a temporary ban on British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria returning to the UK, The Independent reported on Sunday.

Cameron is set to announce a package of measures on Monday afternoon to strengthen the country’s security from terrorists, including plans to improve aviation information sharing so the police and intelligence services know more about who is traveling where.

He wants to beef up the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures by bringing back restrictions on where extremists can live, a move recommended by David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws. There are also calls to restrict the use of the internet by people covered.

Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg agree there should be no return to control orders, which were scrapped by the coalition government amid criticisms that they were a form of house arrest. Clegg is ready to plug gaps identified by security agencies but is anxious to protect people’s liberties at the same time, the report said.

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