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>> A report you may never see in full that could implicate foreign powers in funding UK jihadis. Here at the G20 and elsewhere, Theresa May has lead calls for an international clamp down on militants money streams. But back in Britain, there's a finished Home Office report that the government's now decided it won't be published, citing national security.
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After a spate of recent attacks around the UK, including here in Westminster, there's been mounting pressure for this report to be released. I'm Jacob Greaves reporting for Reuters. We've encountered a brick wall when trying to find out what's inside and why it hasn't been made public. It was completed last year.
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>> From where they are plotting to kill British people->> A legacy of David Cameron's leadership to push through a vote on bombing extremists in Syria, he made a deal with the Liberal Democrats. Their price for cooperation was this report, but an announcement has been a long time coming.
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>> I've lost count the number of times that I have raised this in debate, that I have tabled parliamentary questions, written to the Home Secretary.>> Are you->> Now, Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has replied in a statement to Parliament. It says the most common form of support came from small anonymous donations from people based in the UK.
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Some receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. But she also added, foreign funding was a significant source of income for a small number of organizations. The statement is light on the details opposition MPs have been crying out for. Who might be behind the funding hasn't been specified.
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But Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Green MPs have raised a specter of Saudi influence.>> I'm worried that the reason the governments are being so quiet about this report is that it does flag up concerns around activities of the Saudi government at the time when the UK government, of course, is pushing very hard, for very large trade deals with Saudi Arabia.
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>> Just last week, a British think tank claimed there was a clear and growing link between overseas funding and violent UK jihadists. That pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia, an ally of Britain. But detail in the full Home Office report is the subject of speculation. Nobody outside the government knows whether or not it mentions any foreign power.
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And that information is now unlikely to ever see the light of day.