Families of IRA victims denied furious legal aid because Shamima Begum paid fees by taxpayers

A queue broke out last night after the e-mail revealed that Shamima Begum will receive legal aid to help fund its fight to return to Britain.

The families of IRA victims, who have had to fight for years to help taxpayers pay their legal bills, said it was a & # 39; anger outburst & # 39; was that the jihadi bride stood in line for public funding.

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt admitted that he & # 39; very uncomfortable & # 39; was with the idea that Begum would receive government money to combat Sajid Javid's decision to remove her British citizenship.

Shamima Begum is said to be poor and lives in a refugee camp in Syria and has lost three of her children she had with her Dutch jihadist husband. She gets legal help to finance her fight and return to Britain [File photo]

Shamima Begum is said to be poor and lives in a refugee camp in Syria and has lost three of her children she had with her Dutch jihadist husband. She gets legal help to finance her fight and return to Britain [File photo]

Ministers, however, stressed that the decision was a matter for the Independent Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and that they could not intervene – while Jeremy Corbyn defended Begum's right to get money.

It is thought that the government will face a series of other legal challenges with citizenship waivers, which could ultimately bring a substantial bill to the taxpayer if all legal aid is provided.

Dozens of other people have been robbed of their British nationality in recent years.

The Post broke the news yesterday that Begum, who was just 15 when she left her family in East London to join the Islamic State, was eligible for legal aid.

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (above) admitted that he & # 39; very uncomfortable & # 39; was in favor of Begum receiving government funding to combat Sajid Javid's decision to remove her British citizenship [File photo]

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (above) admitted that he & # 39; very uncomfortable & # 39; was in favor of Begum receiving government funding to combat Sajid Javid's decision to remove her British citizenship [File photo]

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (above) admitted that he & # 39; very uncomfortable & # 39; was in favor of Begum receiving government funding to combat Sajid Javid's decision to remove her British citizenship [File photo]

Whitehall sources from last night said that while the paperwork still had to be formally signed off, there is & # 39; no doubt & # 39; was that Begum's request would be granted by the LAA because it had no means to pay for the legal action.

The 19-year-old is robbed and lives in a refugee camp in Syria because she had lost three of her children with her Dutch jihadist husband.

Yesterday, her brother-in-law said he understood the anger of taxpayers that their money would be used to meet her legal challenge.

Dal Babu, a former Chief Inspector of Met Police and a friend of the Begum family, said that legal assistance was necessary to ensure that the correct trial was followed.

Judith Jenkins, the widow of Hyde Park's bombing victim, Jeffrey Young, said it & # 39; outraged & # 39; was that the former London schoolgirl would have her legal expenses funded.

Mr. Corbyn said that Mr. Javid's decision to remove her citizenship in February was "very dubious" and added: "She has British nationality and therefore, like all of us, she has the right to seek legal aid to ask if they have a problem. & # 39; She has legal rights, just like any other & # 39; [File photo]

Mr. Corbyn said that Mr. Javid's decision to remove her citizenship in February was "very dubious" and added: "She has British nationality and therefore, like all of us, she has the right to seek legal aid to ask if they have a problem. & # 39; She has legal rights, just like any other & # 39; [File photo]

Mr. Corbyn said that Mr. Javid's decision to remove her citizenship in February was "very dubious" and added: "She has British nationality and therefore, like all of us, she has the right to seek legal aid to ask if they have a problem. & # 39; She has legal rights, just like any other & # 39; [File photo]

The families of the four soldiers killed during the atrocity of 1982 did not receive legal aid to sue the IRA terrorist John Downey, whose trial for the murders failed due to blunders of police and officials.

Family members seeking civil action against Downey rejected their requests for legal aid five times before the LAA decided to give the money.

Mrs. Jenkins said: “It is outrageous that she can get it if people in this country cannot get it. She has joined a terrorist organization and has left the country and is receiving legal aid. & # 39;

Mark Tipper, whose brother Trooper Simon Tipper, 19, was killed while driving through Hyde Park, said: & If this woman is entitled to legal aid, it stinks.

& # 39; This woman left this country and joined a terrorist organization. Now she wants to come back and regain her British citizenship, why is she entitled to legal aid if we have to fight for years? & # 39;

Julie Hambleton, spokesperson for the families of the victims of the bombing in Birmingham, said they also had to fight for legal aid and had received only a fraction of the funding they were hoping for.

Her sister Maxine was one of 21 people who died when bombs exploded in two pubs in 1974. She said: & # 39; The legal aid system needs to be made fairer in terms of how it finances those who need it. It is fundamentally flawed. & # 39;

But Mr. Corbyn said that Mr. Javid's decision in February to remove her citizenship, & # 39; very questionable & # 39; and added: & # 39; She is British and therefore she has the right, like all of us, to apply for legal aid if she has a problem.

& # 39; She has legal rights, just like everyone else. & # 39;

Mr. Hunt told the BBC: & It makes me very uncomfortable because she made a series of choices and she knew what choices she made, so I think we made decisions about her future based on those choices.

Dal Babu, a former Chief Inspector of Met Police and a friend of the Begum family, said that legal assistance was needed to ensure that the correct trial was followed [File photo]

Dal Babu, a former Chief Inspector of Met Police and a friend of the Begum family, said that legal assistance was needed to ensure that the correct trial was followed [File photo]

Dal Babu, a former Chief Inspector of Met Police and a friend of the Begum family, said that legal assistance was needed to ensure that the correct trial was followed [File photo]

& # 39; However, we are a country that believes that people with limited resources should have access to the resources of the state if they want to contest state decisions about them and for obvious reasons these decisions are made independently of politicians . & # 39;

Begum's brother-in-law, Mohammed Rahman, 36, said of public outrage: "I understand that image and people have a right to it. But I personally don't care about those comments and they won't affect the trial. & # 39;

The important case, held by the Special Immigration Commission, could pave the way for other jihadists who are excluded from returning to Britain to apply for legal aid.

Immigration judge Fahad Ansari, who successfully defended two Islamists whose British passports were withdrawn, confirmed that he represented three clients who challenged the abduction of citizenship orders.

Javid said he was aware of other individuals who had received legal aid after being robbed of their citizenship for security reasons.

Corey Stoughton, of the civil rights organization Liberty, said: & firing someone from their citizenship is one of the toughest punishments a government can exercise, and proof that this decision makes Shamima Begum in fact stateless a powerful argument to subject this matter to rigorous control in the courtroom. & # 39;

The LAA said: & # 39; We cannot comment on individual cases. & # 39; The Begum family, who live in Bethnal Green, East London, were not available for comment.