After a decade of legal wrangling an appeal court decision has made it all but impossible for the government to deport Abu Qatada. The three judges ruled there is a "real risk of a flagrant denial of justice" if the radical cleric has to stand trial in Jordan on terror charges.
The Home Office insists the legal battle isn't over. Juliet Bremner reports from the Royal Courts of Justice.
But Mr Johnson told the newspaper: "If ministers are setting out their stall now, it strikes me as being very odd. They should save their breath and cool their porridge. Put a sock in it and get on and back the Prime Minister.”
The Mayor of London, who is one of the favourites to be the next Conservative leader, told the party to back the PM: "Cameron is doing a fantastic job. I am backing him. It’s mid term. People need some sort of political drama so they’re inventing one.