Ian Acheson

Professor Ian Acheson is Senior Advisor to the Counter Extremism Project.

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Sad, insecure and inadequate – incels can be dangerous, but they are not terrorists

Ian Acheson - 23 Jan 2023

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Shamima Begum is telling her story – should we listen?

Ian Acheson - 12 Jan 2023

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This Trojan Horse report is a valuable lesson in 'institutional timidity'

Ian Acheson - 12 Dec 2022

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We don't need more laws to stop the green zealots – we need to enforce the ones we already have

Ian Acheson - 5 Dec 2022

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Thought-policing: the 'trans guide' for MoJ staff is nonsense on stilts

Ian Acheson - 21 Nov 2022

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Bullies need to be rooted out – but we should be clear about what 'bullying' really means

Ian Acheson - 16 Nov 2022

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A cop-out: vetting failures paint an alarming picture of police recruitment

Ian Acheson - 3 Nov 2022

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Goodhart's law and order: the problem with policing by central diktat

Ian Acheson - 11 Oct 2022

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Trust in politics has broken down – but that's not just down to politicians

Ian Acheson - 6 Oct 2022

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Restoring strong US-UK ties is about much more than the Protocol

Ian Acheson - 29 Sep 2022

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How the next Lord Chancellor can restore our battered, broken prison service

Ian Acheson - 2 Sep 2022

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The attack on Salman Rushdie calls for political courage – not hearts, flowers and pointless platitudes

Ian Acheson - 15 Aug 2022

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Rishi Sunak should be careful what he wishes to ban

Ian Acheson - 3 Aug 2022

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The vile sectarianism we saw this July 12 does nothing to help the Unionist cause

Ian Acheson - 15 Jul 2022

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The Met must rediscover its moral and physical courage

Ian Acheson - 12 Jul 2022

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A mob threatening women is not a 'protest' – and police in Bristol should have known that

Ian Acheson - 20 Jun 2022

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The Tory heartlands face drastic poverty – Downing St must sit up and take notice

Ian Acheson - 6 Jun 2022

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Don't pretend a vote for Sinn Fein is a vote for reconciliation

Ian Acheson - 5 May 2022

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Tackling the stain of rough sleeping requires muscular humanity, not performative compassion

Ian Acheson - 29 Apr 2022

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Terrorists like Sir David Amess' killer are gaming the system

Ian Acheson - 13 Apr 2022

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The Union won't be brought down by a Sinn Fein First Minister - but it might be by self-destructive Unionism

Ian Acheson - 30 Mar 2022

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The task for the new Met Commissioner: forget the virtue signalling and focus on violent crime

Ian Acheson - 11 Feb 2022

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We can resolve the debate on trans prisoners with compassion and common sense

Ian Acheson - 28 Jan 2022

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To build back better, build a police station

Ian Acheson - 5 Jan 2022

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Kemi Badenoch has struck another blow against the excesses of the equality industry

Ian Acheson - 13 Dec 2021

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Even monstrous cases such as Arthur's must be met with professionalism, not vengeance

Ian Acheson - 6 Dec 2021

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The far-right is worrying enough, but let's not pretend it's the biggest threat we face

Ian Acheson - 2 Dec 2021

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Ignoring public concerns about the asylum system only plays into the hands of racists

Ian Acheson - 19 Nov 2021

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Hiding in plain sight? How terrorists are gaming the system to get away with murder

Ian Acheson - 9 Nov 2021

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Stopping terrorists starts with Prevent – but an overhaul is badly needed

Ian Acheson - 19 Oct 2021

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Taking on the identity mob: let's hope the defence of Kathleen Stock is a sign of things to come

Ian Acheson - 8 Oct 2021

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As things stand, the Northern Ireland legacy plans are indefensible – but they can be changed for the better

Ian Acheson - 17 Aug 2021

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It's the innocent victims we should remember, not IRA 'martyrs' like Thomas McElwee

Ian Acheson - 9 Aug 2021

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The disturbing rise of neo-Nazi terrorism in Britain

Ian Acheson - 27 Jul 2021

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'Truth and reconciliation' cannot replace justice in Northern Ireland

Ian Acheson - 15 Jul 2021

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The report into racism in the Conservative Party is no whitewash

Ian Acheson - 26 May 2021

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There should be no amnesty, but Ulster's forgotten veterans deserve proper recognition

Ian Acheson - 29 Apr 2021

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Online radicalisation won't be stopped with the click of a button

Ian Acheson - 31 Mar 2021

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Our management of extremists is a failing, bureaucratic mess - but there is a simple solution

Ian Acheson - 25 Mar 2021

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The new Crime Bill is welcome – but not enough to deal with the extremist threat

Ian Acheson - 11 Mar 2021

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How worried should we be about a surge in far-right terror?

Ian Acheson - 9 Mar 2021

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Covid offers a golden chance to reset our failing prisons

Ian Acheson - 24 Feb 2021

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A grim catalogue of institutional failures led to the Reading terror attack

Ian Acheson - 12 Jan 2021

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The people of Northern Ireland deserve better than Gerry Kelly

Ian Acheson - 23 Nov 2020

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To defeat terrorism, we must stand up for Enlightenment values

Ian Acheson - 9 Nov 2020

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Why are the Met making a martyr of Darren Grimes?

Ian Acheson - 12 Oct 2020

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Lies, damn lies and polygraphs: shiny tech is no substitute for a proper strategy

Ian Acheson - 10 Sep 2020

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Our prison system is failing - it's time for a reset

Ian Acheson - 6 Aug 2020

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Repatriating Shamima Begum is vital for the UK's national security

Ian Acheson - 17 Jul 2020

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Don't just kneel there, do something!

Ian Acheson - 12 Jun 2020

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The anatomy of a race riot

Ian Acheson - 2 Jun 2020

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The PPE supply chain isn't working - it's time to send in the Generals

Ian Acheson - 23 Apr 2020

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Something in the terrorism data doesn't add up

Ian Acheson - 16 Apr 2020

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Prisoner release is the best way to avert a Covid catastrophe in our jails

Ian Acheson - 30 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus and the threat of bio-terrorism

Ian Acheson - 12 Mar 2020

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The inept hit job on Priti Patel is the hallmark of an officer class in revolt

Ian Acheson - 24 Feb 2020

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The prison service must get a grip on its Jihadist finishing schools

Ian Acheson - 11 Feb 2020

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Violent extremism is a mental health issue

Ian Acheson - 27 Jan 2020

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Woke and morally broke: it's time for public institutions to be held to account

Ian Acheson - 16 Jan 2020

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Corbyn's cynical plan to tame the equalities watchdog

Ian Acheson - 26 Nov 2019

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Boris Johnson, not Rory Stewart, is the real Tory insurgent

Ian Acheson - 24 Jun 2019

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Conservatives - and the country - deserve better than Boris versus Not Boris

Ian Acheson - 12 Jun 2019

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Derry needs a Marshall Plan

Ian Acheson - 8 May 2019

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A criminal record should not be a life sentence for ex-offenders

Ian Acheson - 18 Apr 2019

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Britain's prisons are fertile ground for far-right extremism

Ian Acheson - 18 Mar 2019

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When will Britain's politicians wake up to the knife crime emergency?

Ian Acheson - 5 Mar 2019

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Shamima Begum must return home and face British justice

Ian Acheson - 15 Feb 2019

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The backstop is built on a colossal delusion

Ian Acheson - 31 Jan 2019

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You can't kill the terrorist threat with kindness alone - but it's a good place to start

Ian Acheson - 3 Jan 2019

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Best of 2018: Don't bet on the DUP blinking first

Ian Acheson - 31 Dec 2018

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Policing shouldn't be an either/or service

Ian Acheson - 2 Nov 2018

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Don't bet on the DUP blinking first

Ian Acheson - 15 Oct 2018

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The lessons of Pastor Song and HMP Brixton

Ian Acheson - 17 Sep 2018

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How to solve a problem like Anjem Choudary

Ian Acheson - 12 Sep 2018

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Can Rory Stewart save Britain's failing prisons?

Ian Acheson - 20 Aug 2018

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The cult of vulnerability is failing the truly vulnerable

Ian Acheson - 23 Jul 2018

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Peace in Northern Ireland must be built on justice and the rule of law

Ian Acheson - 10 Jul 2018

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Britain's prisons are a national disgrace

Ian Acheson - 12 Jun 2018

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We need to treat released terror extremists like sex offenders

Ian Acheson - 14 May 2018

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Windrush is a consequence of putting process before people

Ian Acheson - 25 Apr 2018

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A simple crime-fighting strategy can make a big difference

Ian Acheson - 12 Apr 2018

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Despite the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland remains troubled

Ian Acheson - 10 Apr 2018

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Oxfam must put its beneficiaries before its reputation

Ian Acheson - 21 Feb 2018

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Uncomfortable truths about what makes a terrorist

Ian Acheson - 30 Jan 2018

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Hand-wringing won't get you very far in the fight against terrorism

Ian Acheson - 22 Jan 2018

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How to fix Britain's prisons: an open letter to David Gauke

Ian Acheson - 9 Jan 2018

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John Worboys and the parole dilemma

Ian Acheson - 5 Jan 2018

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Northern Ireland's internal divisions matter more than a hard border

Ian Acheson - 13 Nov 2017

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Finding the antidote to extremism

Ian Acheson - 9 Nov 2017

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How to deal with returning ISIS fighters

Ian Acheson - 25 Oct 2017

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Promoting British values isn't very British - but it is very necessary

Ian Acheson - 18 Oct 2017

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Why Corbyn can't be trusted on national security

Ian Acheson - 22 May 2017