David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, said "the key to (the Qatada) case really lies in Jordan".
What the judge said, what the court said in terms, was that a simple amendment to the Jordanian criminal code so as to remove an ambiguity that is in it at the moment ought to suffice to make deportation possible, because it would then be possible to say without fear of contradiction that Abu Qatada, if placed on trial back in Jordan, would not be tried on the basis of evidence obtained by torture.
Successive governments have tried for years to deport him but Qatada has fought them every step of the way. What next in the ongoing battle?
The terror suspect smiled as he arrived home, having been freed from jail as a result of a win in the latest round of his deportation fight.
Terror suspect Abu Qatada will be released from prison today after winning the latest round in his fight against deportation to Jordan.