Home Office: 'Pleased' Qatada has been refused bail

The Home Office's Director of Communications has tweeted his reaction to the news that Abu Qatada has been refused bail to appeal against his deportation:

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Home Office: Qatada is a dangerous man and we are pleased the court agreed with us that he should remain behind bars before he is deported.

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We intend to remove Qatada as quickly as possible. The assurances we have secured from the Jordanian Government will allow us to do that.

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Abu Qatada denied bail

The terror suspect Abu Qatada has been denied bail by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission while he contests deportation to Jordan to face trial.