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Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has labelled the handling of the Qatada deportation as 'a shambles' and said that it was shocking the Home Secretary could be to blame:
Mrs May ignored reporters' questions over the row as she left the Stonewall workplace conference in central London this morning.
Downing Street said the Government would resist any application for bail by cleric Abu Qatada.
"If he applies for bail, we will oppose it vigorously," a No 10 spokeswoman said.
Asked if the Prime Minister still had full confidence in Mrs May, the spokeswoman replied: "Yes."
She added: "It is our firm intention to see him deported."
The Home Secretary is facing increased pressure over the deportation of Abu Qatada today as a ruling has been publishing showing that the British judge presiding over his detention would consider releasing him on bail if his deportation takes to long.
In a ruling posted on the website of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, Mr Justice Mitting said:
The confusion caused by Abu Qatada's appeal against deportation could see him out on bail within weeks.
The Home Secretary Theresa May insisted the application by Qatada's lawyers to prevent him being sent to Jordan should be thrown out by the European Court of Human Rights because it missed a three-month appeal deadline.
But Labour has released advice from the research department of the Council of Europe - which is responsible for the court - suggesting it may have just beaten it.
In heated exchanges in the Commons today, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper labelled the handling of Qatada's deportation a "farce".
"So on the Tuesday night deadline, while Abu Qatada was appealing to European Court judges, the Home Secretary, who thought the deadline was Monday night, was partying with X Factor judges," she said.
The Home Secretary insisted the appeal was launched after the deadline expired at midnight on Monday, but that the court had no automatic way of rejecting it on those grounds.
May was at a function on Tuesday night also attended by X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.
"The Home Secretary has made clear the issue over timing, but the real issue is over substance - and that is that this man [Abu Qatada] has no right to be in our country, he is a danger to our country, and we want to remove him from our country," the Prime Minister said today.
"I sometimes wish I could put him on a plane and take him to Jordan myself - but government has to act within the law," he said.
Tory MP Michael Ellis said Labour was engaging in "naked opportunism" by challenging the Home Secretary on the issue of the Abu Qatada's appeal deadline. He said:
The Home Secretary Theresa May faced fresh calls to reveal the advice she received on the deadline for Abu Qatada to appeal to the ECHR, after the BBC raised doubts over the time limit on Monday.
May did not budge from her position that the deadline was April 16th. She dismissed the idea that the Home Office would take advice from the BBC saying:
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