SINCE the Times gave this dramatic front page coverage to their Shamima Begum scoop,

along with her plea to ‘bring me home’, the row over the UK’s response, which one can only assume they hoped to ignite, has indeed raged.

It didn’t take long for the BBC to run the headline ‘Shamima Begum: IS teen’s return to UK could be prevented’ after the Home Secretary made his emphatic statement: ‘If you have supported terrorist organisations abroad I will not hesitate to prevent your return.’

Even that usually clear thinker Jacob Rees-Mogg commented: ‘I think there ought to be a certain human sympathy for a 15-year-old who has been abused, and to some extent has been a victim in this process.’

Laura’s uncompromising view of the matter that we published on TCW you can read here.

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