Submitted to the Prevent Strategy consultation 30 Januray 2015.
I wish to make a simple and fundamental point for you to consider in your consultation..
My point is that it is simply astonishing that your definition of "British Values" in the Prvent Strategy makes no mention at all of Christianity. It is absolutely undeniable that Great Britain has been founded on Christian values derived from the Bible. You have only to think of the Coronation, at which Her Majesty is handed a Bible as "The Most Precious Gift that this Earth Affords" to see the truth of what I'm saying. You simply cannot whitewash our history to obliterate our Christian and Biblical core---it would be a heinous crime to do so. And yet there is a very real prospect that the legislation you propose to introduce will have exactly this effect in suppressing Biblical truth and oppressing all who strive to uphold it. Can this really be your intention?