Hunt ‘uncomfortable’ over legal aid for Shamima Begum

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The Foreign Secretary has said giving Shamima Begum access to legal aid to challenge the decision to deprive her of UK citizenship would make him “very uncomfortable”.
Jeremy Hunt said Ms Begum, who left the UK at the age of 15 to marry an Islamic State fighter, ‘knew the choices she was making’, but acknowledged that the UK is a country which believes people should have access to legal representation.
The Daily Mail reports that Ms Begum is now hoping to get legal aid to challenge a decision to strip her of UK citizenship.

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