David Cameron indicates extremist broadcasts should be blocked

Britain’s broadcast regulator should vet programmes for extremist content before they are shown on television, David Cameron has indicated.

The Prime Minister appeared to back Theresa May over her Cabinet colleague Sajid Javid after a private row over anti-terror proposals became public.

Mr Cameron said Ofcom has a “role” in ensuring extremist content is not broadcast during a press conference at a European summit.

However Stewart Purvis, former editor-in-chief of ITN, raised the prospect of broadcasters showing “blank screens” to get around any attempts to censor programmes.