What do the Tories consider extreme?

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Michael Gove is rewriting the government’s definition of ‘extremism’ but his actions have drawn criticism from across the political spectrum.

Aimed at stopping state funding of extreme groups. For some government-defined definition of extreme.

In reality mostly targeted at Islamicism, a hobby horse of Gove's.

Their definition:

Extremism is the promotion or advancement of an ideology based on violence, hatred or intolerance, that aims to:

  1. negate or destroy the fundamental rights and freedoms of others; or
  2. undermine, overturn or replace the UK’s system of liberal parliamentary democracy and democratic rights; or
  3. intentionally create a permissive environment for others to achieve the results in (1) or (2).

Government strengthens approach to counter extremism - GOV.UK

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