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Judge Barrington Black's suggestion is eminently reasonable, I prefer to look at what someone has said, rather than his or her age.
Obviously in the Begum case, it needs judicial oversight because of the important implications. However the media have correctly pointed out that many deserving cases have been refused legal aid. These cases , though, do not necessarily involve an issue as important as the government's power to strip someone of citizenship.
It is therefore very sensible to have a ringfenced legal aid scheme for issues of pressing public importance, and for it to be made clear that it is for this purpose, and this purpose alone, regardless of how odious the applicant may be.
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