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‘It felt like political persecution’: Labour’s Apsana Begum on the trauma of her criminal trial

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When Apsana Begum found out she had been acquitted of housing fraud by a jury at Snaresbrook crown court, she fell to her knees and wept. “It was such an emotional moment,” says the 31-year-old Labour MP for Poplar an...

After the Sewell report, the race action plan seems a step in the right direction

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This week, two years after Black Lives Matter protests prompted by the death of George Floyd, and the prime minister’s promise of an urgent examination into the state of racism in the UK, the government has put forwar...

If the government wants open debate in universities, why stifle it in schools?

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Having spent more than 20 years of my career looking at education systems all over the world, including in countries such as China and Singapore, I know first hand the role of the classroom in shaping the way that stu...

Labour MP Apsana Begum cleared of housing fraud

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The Labour MP Apsana Begum has been cleared by a jury over claims of housing fraud, in a prosecution brought by Tower Hamlets council, which claimed she had withheld information about her circumstances to obtain socia...

Shamima Begum court decision brings shame on UK Letters

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Every day it seems the Guardian serves up another reason for being ashamed to be British. On Friday, it was the case of Shamima Begum (Shamima Begum loses fight to restore UK citizenship after supreme court ruling, 26...

Shamima Begum says she wants to prove innocence in UK courts

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Shamima Begum has said she wants to face the British courts to try to refute claims that she was engaged in terrorist acts during the time she spent living under Islamic State in Syria in an extraordinary TV interview...

Shamima Begum, regardless of her new image, remains the UK’s responsibility

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In her first live interview since joining Islamic State (IS), on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, 22-year-old Shamima Begum made her latest appeal to return to the UK. She is one of over 6,000 minors who became affiliated ...

The Return: Life After Isis review – prepare to question all you know about Shamima Begum

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You begin simply marvelling at the access. The writer and director Alba Sotorra Clua spent two years filming in the al-Roj refugee camp in north-eastern Syria to create her film about the so-called Isis brides – the w...