Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman has said of today's Abu Qatada ruling:
"We are obviously very pleased with the decision. It means that the case will now be heard in a British court and it is clearly our intention still to deport this man.
"We believe the assurances we have from the Jordanian government are sufficient."
Asked whether Mr Cameron was embarrassed at the court's finding that the Government got the timing of the deadline for Qatada's appeal wrong, the spokesman said:
"We had consistent legal advice on that point, which did not change."
Terror suspect Abu Qatada has lost his attempt to make a final deportation appeal to European judges.
The prospect of Abu Qatada being sent to Jordan for trial is getting closer but it could still be some months away.