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Asked if the Prime Minister shared the Home Secretary’s views that the Opposition were in danger of weakening the powers that dealt with terrorists, the PMOS replied that he would rather not talk about the opposition. What the Prime Minister hoped was that nobody would do anything to dilute what he believed was necessary at this stage. That was a clear signal from Parliament to the courts that the glorification of terror in whatever form, and incitement to terror, whether indirect or direct, was against the law, and therefore, should be actionable. What we had said was that we needed a clear signal from Parliament, and that was what we hoped would come.

Asked if there had been any indication that there might be extra support coming from Parliament, the PMOS said that was a matter for Parliament to assess. The Prime Minister’s view was that the events of the past few days underlined the need for that clear signal.

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