"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.
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.