Deporting Abu Qatada 'priority' for government

The Prime Minister has said that deporting radical cleric Abu Qatada was a "priority" for the government.

His plane left RAF Northolt at 02:45 BST to take him to his home country of Jordan, which he has not visited in 20 years.


Deporting Abu Qatada was a priority for this govt,there was a clear plan+a right and stubborn refusal to bow to what many thought inevitable

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May warns over human rights laws

The Home Secretary has told MPs something must be done to address the "crazy interpretation of our human rights laws" to prevent a lengthy and costly deportation battle, as seen with terror suspect Abu Qatada, from happening again.