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Clarke backs down on anti-terror plan

PUBLISHED October 7, 2005

Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has abandoned plans published just a few weeks ago to crack down on extremist preachers who "glorify" terrorist atrocities.

After criticism from opposition parties and civil liberties groups, the Home Office yesterday published a substantially watered-down measure for inclusion in a new Terrorism Bill to be debated by MPs when they return from their summer recess next week.