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The police chief leading the fight to stop people becoming terrorists has said government plans targeting alleged extremists are so flawed they risk creating a "thought police" in Britain.

Simon Cole, the police lead for the government's own Prevent anti-radicalisation programme, said that the plans may not be enforceable and risk making police officers judges of "what people can and can not say".

His comments in a Guardian interview expose opposition in part of Britain's security establishment against the planned Conservative government bill which was unveiled last week in the Queen's speech.


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