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Day: April 15, 2019

Westminster’s Game of Thrones battle to replace May begins
Featured, United Kingdom

Westminster’s Game of Thrones battle to replace May begins

    The battle to replace Theresa May intensified today with a warning that the Conservatives are doomed unless they choose a new leader who can appeal to Metropolitan Britain. A string of current and former Cabinet ministers paraded their credentials as potential successors to the Prime Minister as she left Westminster for a walking holiday in Wales. Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson clashed with speeches and interviews setting out their core values. Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab bet on his ability to overtake the frontrunners, referencing Game Of Thrones in a tweet. I’m not alone in backing Arya, he said. It’s never the favourite. But the first solid endorsement of the day was for another dark horse cantering up from the back, as Health Secretary Mat...
IS bride Begum granted legal aid
Arab world, Featured

IS bride Begum granted legal aid

    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. Last night there was fury at the decision by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), which emerged on the day it was alleged that Begum had stitched suicide bombers into explosive vests. It was also claimed she carried a Ka...