The UK should not be a soft touch on terrorism, says Leo Docherty MP

Leo said: "Good decision by Home Secretary Sajid Javid on stripping the so-called Jihadi bride of British citizenship. Those who support or join terrorist groups abroad should know the UK is not a soft touch. Here’s my question at PMQs today."

The full transcript, from Hansard, is below:

Leo Docherty (Aldershot) (Con)

Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister join me in thanking the Home Secretary for making it very clear that those who join or support terrorist organisations abroad do not deserve British citizenship and that this Government are not a soft touch for terrorists?

The Prime Minister

It is an important message for us to give that we are very clear that we will take action against those who are involved in terrorism. Obviously each Home Secretary deals with the question of deprivation on a number of occasions; I dealt with deprivation cases myself, and there is a very clear set of criteria on which the Home Secretary considers that matter. But the overall point my hon. Friend makes is absolutely right: how important it is for this Government and this country to make it very clear that we will take action against those who are involved in terrorism.