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.
Another twist in a political storm that has left critics questioning whether the Home Secretary has mishandled the Abu Qatada deportation
Law experts attending a conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights believe the Home Secretary has got her dates wrong.
Clarity over Abu Qatada's appeal deadline will only come from the European judges. There will be lots of arguing over details.