Why longer terror sentences will not de-radicalise extremists in wake of Streatham attack – David Blunkett

Police activity at the scene of last weekend's Streatham terror attack.
Police activity at the scene of last weekend's Streatham terror attack.
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IT is a truism that the most fundamental purpose of government is to protect, as far as humanly possible, its citizens from harm.

Police activity at the scene following the terror attack in Streatham High Road, south London by Sudesh Amman, 20, who was shot dead by armed police just days after being released from prison.

Police activity at the scene following the terror attack in Streatham High Road, south London by Sudesh Amman, 20, who was shot dead by armed police just days after being released from prison.

Forensic officers search under a bus at the scene following the terror attack in Streatham High Road last Sunday.

Forensic officers search under a bus at the scene following the terror attack in Streatham High Road last Sunday.

Police activity in Streatham after last Sunday's terror attack.

Police activity in Streatham after last Sunday's terror attack.

New sentencing laws are proposed that could keep convicted terrorists in jail beyond their release date in the wake of the London Bridge and Streatham terror attacks.

New sentencing laws are proposed that could keep convicted terrorists in jail beyond their release date in the wake of the London Bridge and Streatham terror attacks.