Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has labelled the handling of the Qatada deportation as 'a shambles' and said that it was shocking the Home Secretary could be to blame:
The idea that Abu Qatada could be back on the streets of London within weeks, if not days, as a result of the Home Secretary's decision is shocking.
Theresa May has told us herself how dangerous she believes this man to be, yet now her own shambles could be what gets him out of jail.
The job of the Home Secretary is to keep the public safe, not take risks with national security.
Theresa May needs to answer the serious questions she ducked yesterday.
The Home Secretary needs to come clean and explain how this fiasco happened and how she is taking responsibility to put it right.
Mrs May ignored reporters' questions over the row as she left the Stonewall workplace conference in central London this morning.
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.