Radicalisation and the new Guy Fawkes

Image: Josh Boot on Unsplash As fireworks crackle, rockets soar and brightly coloured lights fill the air this Bonfire Night, how many of us will stop and think about the story behind this annual celebration? The 1605 Gunpowder Plot was hatched by a group of religious extremists to unseat the Protestant King James, blow up the newly unified UK parliament, and restore the country to Catholic rule. And while we remember Guy Fawkes and burn effigies of the most famous British terrorist of them all, those who look after children and young people today are being tasked with preventing the next Guido. The government’s Prevent strategy, updated this summer, calls on those with children in their car

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