Theresa May looks set to launch despite not having won a majority.
In the speech in which she committed to keep governing despite calls to stand down, the prime minister made reference to extending powers for the security services. Those powers – which include regulation of the internet and forcing internet companies to let spies read everyone’s private communications – were a , which failed to score a majority in the House of Commons.
In the speech, , she laid out a series of plans that she hopes to carry out at what she called a “critical time for our country”.
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One of those will be “cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it,” she said in the short speech. And she will also “give the police and the authorities the powers they need to keep our country safe”.
That statement – one of few policy proposals in the speech – seems to be a reference to new powers to .
Theresa May had already promised in the final days of the campaign to launch a worldwide plan to get “international agreements” to “regulate cyberspace”. Her .
During the election campaign, the prime minister refused to rule out as part of that regulation plan, .
Almost all of Ms May’s plans for stopping terror have focused on internet communications, despite there being no proof that they are responsible for recent attacks. She said that she planned four ways to stop terror, which included alongside countering propaganda and segregation.
Experts have warned that .