Hunt under fire after report reveals kidnapped women forced to pay his department to be rescued

Lamiat Sabin - 02 January 2018

Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry demands the Foreign Office scraps the charges and end this ‘morally repugnant’ situation

UNDER-PRESSURE Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today that he will investigate reports that his department charged British women forced into marriages abroad hundreds of pounds for their own rescue.

His declaration followed a Times report revealing that such women have had to either pay for plane tickets, basic food and shelter themselves or, if they are over 18, take out emergency loans with the department.... See more

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