British PM Outlines New Counter-Terrorism Steps

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British Prime Minister David Cameron today called for new police powers to seize passports to deal with the increasing threat of British citizens who are being radicalized at home and going to fight with militant groups in Iraq and Syria.

He told the House of Commons that passports are "not an automatic right" and authorities need the ability to respond to the threat homegrown jihadists pose. The BBC's Rob Watson joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.

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  • Rob Watson, U.K. political correspondent for BBC World Service. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on September 1, 2014.


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