Home Secretary to face MPs over Qatada legal fight

The Home Secretary, Theresa May will make a statement to the Commons today, after the Court of Appeal rejected the Government's request to go the Supreme Court in its fight to extradite radical cleric Abu Qatada.

Abu Qatada surrounded by the media in London
Abu Qatada surrounded by the media in London Credit: Press Association

The Government could still ask to appeal to the Supreme Court directly, but the request is less likely to be successful than if it had the backing of the Court of Appeal. No other legal options remain if the Supreme Court decide not to hear the case.

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May signs Jordan Qatada treaty

The Home Secretary Theresa May has said she had signed "fair trial guarantees" with Jordan that she believes will reassure British courts that torture evidence would not be used against Abu Qatada, allowing his deportation from the UK.