On 10 March last year Starmer appeared on Sophy Ridge on Sunday and was asked if he thought Shamima Begum had been 'failed by the government'. His immediate response was to denounce the decision of the then home secretary Sajid Javid: "Well I think the decision by the Home Secretary was the wrong decision and I think it was a rushed decision". Starmer tried to evoke sympathy for Begum by twice referring to the death of her child. He didn't refer to the ethnic cleansing or any other atrocities carried out by the organisation that Begum was breeding children for.
Starmer made it clear that he wants Begum to return and if there is not enough evidence to prosecute she could be made liable to a prevention order. Of course this will all come at great expense and as we have seen in the past - to deadly effect - our police and intelligence services are already overwhelmed by the sheer number of dangerous Islamists at large in Britain. Why does this one individual matter more to Labour than the safety of the British people?
As with his reprehensible support for Black Lives Matter, there's no escaping from his support for Begum either. Watch below.