The Government’s new Terrorism Bill imposes over-the-top requirements on churches, village halls, cricket clubs and other local venues to carry out ‘risk assessments’ and force volunteers to undergo anti-terrorism training. As with many well-intentioned ‘something must be done’ measures, the cure could end up being worse than the disease, says Andrew Tettenborn in the Spectator.

All premises with a capacity of 100 or more are covered if regularly used for almost any non-domestic purpose whatsoever. That includes business, religion, amusement, sport and study.

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