toontra wrote: Pebble wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:A modest suggestion: Allow her a fair hearing and apply the rule of law without prejudice.
Court case is a red herring though - it makes no difference whether she wins or looses, her desire is to be back in the UK and once she is here we will never deport her, setting foot in a UK court is a win win situation for her. A short spell in prison and she will be soon in nice modern apartment with full benefits (she won't end up homeless and wandering the streets like so many of our ex servicemen do). If she looses the right to be here where would we take her to?
And then the rub is, a few hundred more like her will be following along behind. And forget so called deradicalisation nonsense, you can never change what we hold dear deep down inside. They will all need watched 24 hours a day for decades, 6 police assigned per suspect terrorist? the cost would be astonishing.
As I say, I do feel sorry for the mess she is in, but there is a lot of people in the world I would be helping before her.
Correct in every respect. The cost to the UK will be immense, in every respect. A disgraceful decision that's unlikely to be overturned at appeal.
There was a case on local news last night of an exsoldier who after the Manchester bombing went out to Syria off hos own bat to join the fight against ISIS,on his return he was arrested and charged with terrorist offences,he was found guilty and served 9months(I think)of his sentence before being released on appeal when all charges were dropped.
Taking that case in the initial instance and undermthe same rule of law the Home Sec could quite easily,unlikely I agree,have removed his citizenship.
The whole point of citizenship AIUI,is that a person by international law cannot be made stateless and must have citizenship of a country,otherwise they cannot live and provide for themselves other in a black economy.
As stated by others this young woman is a disgrace,but she's the UK's disgrace and as such should face UK law,and if found guilty sentenced accordingly.How much that costs is totally beside the point.
AFAICS there are many more people doing far worse things than she,some knighted by the queen,possibly one in the royal family,who'll suffer no hardship,infact quite the opposite!