Politics 5 June 2017 The NS Podcast #217: Elections and extremism The New Statesman podcast. GETTY NSSign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. In light of this weekend's terror attack in London and Theresa May's response, Helen and Stephen reflect on the how recent attacks have shaped the election. Was May right to politicise Saturday's events? Is regulating cyber-space even possible? And what are the true causes of extremism? Quotes of the Week: Stephen on limiting end-to-end encryption: “You can’t end encryption because you can’t uninvent knowledge. When I was little I and a friend used to write to each other by skipping a letter of the alphabet forward by every one – that is a mode of encryption that anyone can do.” Helen on the gender imbalance among terrorists: “I cannot handle the fact that you are treated as some kind of crazed feminist loon if you want to talk about the fact that jihadists are overwhelmingly male.” Stephen on Theresa May’s anti-democratic edge: “She does seem to have this ‘Other people do politics, I do morals,’ kind of thing.” Helen on Theresa May’s campaign strategy: “Theresa May has presented herself as a kind of overlord, and that’s a very brittle position to be in.” You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below. Want to give us feedback on our podcast, or have an idea for something we should cover? Visit newstatesman.com/podcast for more details and how to contact us. › How Brexit has helped Labour Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!