FIVE years ago, a boy named Zane Gbangbola died during the Surrey floods.
Zane was only seven years old when he succumbed to what his parents suspect was cyanide gas caused by the floodwaters to leak from a former landfill site. Kye Gbangbola and Nicole Lawler’s request for legal aid to represent their case at Zane’s inquest was turned down by the Legal Aid Agency who said this did not constitute ‘the public interest’.
Yet civil servants at the Legal Aid Agency have seen fit to grant Shamima Begum legal aid – funded by the British taxpayer – to appeal against Sajid Javid’s decision to strip her of her citizenship. As Melanie Phillips correctly says, Begum has the right to apply for legal aid.
But why was she was given it when more deserving cases are not? Legal aid is means tested. How is it in ‘the public interest’ to risk letting this jihadist back into the UK?
The CIA has accused Huawei of being funded by Chinese state security amid a list of allegations facing the company.
They say the technologies giant, who wants to provide Britain with technology for the new 5G network, has received funds from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, The Times reported.
The US source explained that Huawei wants to sell its 5G technology to members of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group – including Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
A Liberal Democrat candidate has been suspended from the party over comments such as: ‘There is no such thing as Islamophobia.’
Dániel Tóth-Nagy, 32, was due to stand for election in Manchester but is now facing an investigation.
In one of the comments, he responded to a Twitter post by MP Naz Shah about Islamophobia asking: ‘What about FGM? Honor Killings? Forced marriage? What do you think about the protest of women in Iran, Saudi-Arabia and other Islamic countries against the compulsory hijab?
The Prince of Wales has spoken of the “pervasive horror” of knife crime, saying anyone who commits “such brutal deeds” must be brought to justice.
The Prince, who is working with his son Prince Harry to listen to the victims of knife crime and their families, issues a strong plea to halt the “terrible deeds of darkness” occurring on Britain’s streets.
A man prompted a security scare in the UK after he sent a raft of emails to Prince Andrew and government officials, in which he threatened to blow up the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding last May, according to The Daily Telegraph.
In one email, Mohammed Jibra-Eel Saleh reportedly challenged what he described as “f*****g stupid British royal family”, proclaiming himself “the Muslim Prince of Spain married to the illegitimate daughter of the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos’s daughter called Marguerita”.
Jihadi bride Shamima Begum has been granted legal aid to fight the decision to remove her citizenship, the Mail can reveal today.
In a decision blasted as ‘disgusting’ and ‘ridiculous’ by MPs, lawyers have successfully asked for taxpayers’ cash on her behalf, arguing that Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision was unfair on the 19-year-old Islamic State acolyte.
It means taxpayers face a legal bill which could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund the former London schoolgirl’s fight to come back to the UK. She is currently in a refugee camp in Syria.