Not long ago, Russell Brand looked at proposals to “fast-track” new anti-terror laws by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Last May, Cameron said that Britain is too “passively tolerant” and should not leave people to live their lives as they please just because they obey the law.
According to The Independent, Cameron released a series of measures that he said would crack down on people holding minority “extremist” views that differed from Britain’s consensus in May.
“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’,” he said.
“It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance.”