- Seven extremists have been placed under anti-terror orders by the government
- ‘T-Pims’ replaced the restrictive Control Orders in 2011 after Lib Dems’ bidding
- They are supposed to ensure that the police can protect the public from terror
- There are at least 3,000 fanatics at large in Britain and terror threat is critical’
The so-called T-Pims – Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures – are the toughest tool the security services have to restrict the activities of terror plotters and sympathisers.
They replaced the more restrictive Control Orders which were axed in 2011 at the bidding of then Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg following a row over human rights.
T-Pims are supposed to ensure that the police and MI5 can protect the public from UK-based fanatics who cannot yet be prosecuted or deported by placing curbs on their movements and activities.