The Home Secretary is facing increased pressure over the deportation of Abu Qatada today as a ruling has been publishing showing that the British judge presiding over his detention would consider releasing him on bail if his deportation takes to long.
In a ruling posted on the website of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, Mr Justice Mitting said:
If it is obvious after two or three weeks have elapsed that deportation is not imminent... then I will reconsider bail
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.