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Row over Qatada case appeal

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged European judges to throw out an appeal by radical cleric Abu Qatada against his deportation.

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Labour accused of helping Qatada's lawyers

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:

"Monday the 16th was within three months. Tuesday the 17th would have been three months - not within three months.

Therefore the Home Secretary is right. Those on the benches opposite have been supporting and siding with Abu Qatada's lawyers and their argument in suggesting otherwise.

– Michael Ellis MP

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