Stick A Fork In It, England’s Done
(Telegraph) - Doctors should not be obliged to refer concerns about suspected terrorists to Prevent de-radicalisation authorities, their union has ruled.
The British Medical Association agreed a motion to support any members who refuse to take part in training in the scheme.
Doctors said the obligations on them were “Orwellian” “Kafka-esque” and “like a scene from Minority Report” – claiming the measures were creating “a climate of fear and mistrust”.
They said that the obligation to refer suspicions about patients or colleagues to the authorities could undermine trust in medics.
r Jackie Appleby, from Tower Hamlets division, said: “Under the Prevent programme public sector workers – which is all of us – are required by law to register concerns about people they come into contact with who might be developing extremist ideas.
“The main focus is clearly on Islamic extremism and this builds a a climate of fear and mistrust feeds Islamaphobia and leads to racial profiling.
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