Reading through the list of signatories on Cage's anti-Prevent statement in the Independent, one prominent name is missing.
Where is Bob Lambert of St Andrews and London Metropolitan universities? A self-styled 'progressive academic' he is a prominent supporter of Islamic causes in London, and many of the academics Lambert has worked with - most notably Basia Spalek and David Miller - have signed up. So have some of the Islamists in Muslim Brotherhood related institutions with which Lambert has long associated - for example Ismail Patel of Friends of Al-Aqsa and Mohammed Kozbar of Finsbury Park Mosque.
Could it be Bob Lambert was not asked to add his name? And these advocates of free speech and civil liberties feel a little embarrassed at working with a career Special Branch officer, now his work spying on individuals and using them for sex is better known than his role in the Met's Muslim Contact Unit?