It is right that Abu Qatada should remain in custody until his deportation can be secured. People want to see him deported as fast as possible, and held securely in the meantime.
The Home Secretary assured us five weeks ago that her decisions would speed up the process. She has already made basic mistakes over dates which caused delays.
Now it appears there will be further long delays but in the meantime it is right that the immigration judge has agreed that Abu Qatada should remain behind bars given, according to the Home Secretary, he is a threat to national security.
More top news
Temperatures tumbling again tonight with a widespread sharp frost and lows of -5C or -6C and icy spots in places
Search teams were again looking for missing airman Corrie McKeague - this time joined by cadaver dogs trained to seek out human remains.
Donald Trump has dismissed pictures showing a smaller turnout to his inauguration compared to Barack Obama's in 2009.