Boris Johnson ‘disappointed’ by Qatada decision

Boris Johnson has hit out at the latest Abu Qatada decision. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

London Mayor Boris Johnson has joined those who have expressed disappointment over the latest setback in attempts to deport Abu Qatada.

He said: "This decision is disappointing and perplexing and unfair on London taxpayers, who are footing the bill.

"Abu Qatada’s deportation is long overdue.

“The Home Office decision to appeal directly to the Supreme Court is welcome but must happen alongside expedited discussions between the Government and the Jordanians to ensure he receives a fair trial."