Consultation outcome: Independent review: Political violence and disruption

Home Office

May 21
10:56 2024

Protecting our Democracy from Coercion, a report by Lord Walney, the UK Governments Independent Adviser on Political Violence and Disruption.

Government response to Lord Walneys report.

Original consultation


Lord Walney, Independent Adviser on Political Violence and Disruption, seeks your views on the rise in prominence of far-right, far-left and other extreme single issue political groups.

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Consultation description

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has coincided with an increase in activity and prominence amongst far-right, far-left and other political groups.

In this call for evidence, Lord Walney will examine the points at which the activities of such groups can cross into criminality and disruption to peoples lives, and draw lessons for the UK from the action taken by international partners.

Following the conclusion of Lord Walneys review, his findings and recommendations will be presented to the Prime Minister and to the Home Secretary for publication subject to their approval.

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