Prevent Cakes

2017 | Eggs; Flour; Sugar; Distaste; Icing 

The ‘Prevent’ strategy offers money for ‘anti-radicalisation’ programmes promoting ‘British Values’, which raised suspicion of a 3 year old child for drawing a picture. One of the four governmental counter-terrorism strategies; teachers have accused ‘Prevent’ of stigmatising Muslim pupils and human rights groups have said that it ‘foments resentment’ within Muslim communities. Symbolic of the strategy’s positive facade but harmful core, ‘Prevent Cakes’ are a seemingly generous offer as luring promotional materials often are, but whose presentation disguises an inedible acrid taste.