– Yvette Cooper, shadow Home Secretary
People will be horrified that Abu Qatada is now out on Britain's streets rather than on a plane as the Home Secretary promised earlier this year.
Theresa May's strategy to deport Abu Qatada has clearly failed, despite all her confident predictions earlier this year. We need new action and a proper plan from Theresa May following her misplaced confidence.
Clearly the Government must mount the strongest possible appeal against this worrying decision.
The Home will take "all the necessary steps" to ensure that Abu Qatada does not present a risk to the national security, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.
The spokesman added that the Government believes yesterday's tribunal ruling was based on the application of the wrong legal test.
He said that the issue will be raised in future discussions with the Jordanian authorities.
– Prime Minister's official spokesman
We had received a number of assurances from the Jordanian government - they had even changed their constitution.
As the Home Secretary said, we will be appealing the judgement. We believe that we have got the right assurances from the Jordanian government.
One of Qatada's London neighbours said there was "no way" the community would mix with the terror suspect following his prison release.
He said he had only ever seen the radical cleric twice, when he was praying at home.
– Qatada neighbour
If I didn't know about (the terrorism allegations) I might have knocked on his door. But when I came to know, (I thought) no way.
When asked what he felt about the large pack of photographers waiting outside, he replied:
It's very annoying for the whole community. My daughter and wife can't come out when it's this situation.
Terror suspect Abu Qatada is heading to London after being freed from prison.
Released terror suspect Abu Qatada was whisked past waiting photographers and reporters in a black van after leaving Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.
Terror suspect Abu Qatada has been released on bail from Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire, a day after winning the latest round in his legal fight against deportation to Jordan.
Judges at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission yesterday ruled that evidence gained through torture could still be used against Qatada, denying him the right to a fair trial. The Home Secretary confirmed she will appeal the ruling.