Theresa May is expected to launch a major offensive to "drive extremism out" of the public sector and civil society in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack if the Conservatives win the general election on 8 June.

A new commission charged with identifying and exposing examples of extremism is to be set up, and support will be given to the public sector and civil society in identifying extremists and countering their messages.

The campaign detailed in the Tory manifesto will be accompanied by the consideration of new criminal offences to outlaw non-violent extremism in Britain for the first time.

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