Shamima Begum is on legal aid despite being stripped of UK citizenship: Fury as jihadi bride’s legal fees are paid by taxpayers


Jihadi bride Shamima Begum has been granted legal aid to fight the decision to remove her citizenship which could cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds, 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. Mr Javid had ordered that she be stripped of her citizenship 'in order to protect this country'.