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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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Downing Street still backs May

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."

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