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Brexit will allow UK to SMASH terrorists without being held back by EU red tape, MPs vow
BRITAIN will have stronger powers to impose sanctions on dangerous regimes and terrorist groups when it leaves the European Union, ministers have revealed.
By David Maddox
A new Sanctions Bill is to be unveiled today repatriating powers held by Brussels to freeze assets and block access to bank accounts of governments of rogue states and criminal organisations and individuals.
It means the UK will no longer be held back by Brussels in the war on terror.
The move is part of a double assault on terrorism by the government with Home Secretary Amber Rudd telling internet giants at a major conference in California that they have to stop allowing the web being a hiding place for extremists.
The Government will introduce a Sanctions Bill to ensure it has the legal powers to bring forward restrictions on foreign countries after the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
It will include additional powers to ensure ministers can freeze terrorists' assets more easily.
To do so at the moment the Government must "reasonably believe" a person is, or has been, involved in terrorism and that freezing their assets is necessary to protect the public.