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David Cameron sets out five-year plan to combat extremism

David Cameron has set out a five-year plan to combat home-grown extremism, promising to tackle the "failures of integration" that has left some young Britons attracted to Islamic State and other fundamentalist causes. Speaking in Birmingham, the Prime Minister announced measures including:

A new Extremism Bill which will contain "narrowly-targeted" powers to target extremist "facilitators and cult leaders" whose aim is to "groom young people and brainwash their minds.

The introduction of a scheme to enable parents to apply to have their children's passports removed if they suspect them of planning to travel abroad to join a radical group.

Tackling sectarian and communal segregation in schools.

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PM: Britain is committed to 'destroying' Islamic State

David Cameron has said the UK is committed to working with the US to "destroy" the so-called Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The Prime Minister told NBC that he wanted the UK to take more action but that he would need to "take Parliament with him".

"Look, we know that we have to defeat Isil, we have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria," Mr Cameron said.

"That is a key part of defeating this terrorist scourge that we face.

"I want Britain to do more. I'll always have to take my parliament with me. We're talking and discussing at the moment, including with the opposition parties in Britain, what more we can do.

"Be in no doubt, we're committed to working with you [the US] to destroy the caliphate in both countries."

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