Rescuing Begum’s baby would have been too dangerous, says Hunt

What a fool!

Foreign secretary reacts to death as two more British women’s citizenship ‘revoked’

The foreign secretary has said it was too dangerous to send British officials to rescue Shamima Begum’s baby son from Syria, and she knew she would not be able to rely on British consular assistance when she went to Isis-held territory.

Jeremy Hunt, in referring to the 19-year-old who was stripped of her citizenship on the orders of the home secretary, Sajid Javid, gave the first reaction by a senior government figure since it emerged that Begum’s son had died in a Syrian camp.

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