May says she was 'crazy' with the ECHR over Qatada

Home Secretary Theresa May speaks to delegates during the ConservativeParty Conference in Manchester. Credit: PA

Home Secretary Theresa May told the Conservative Party conference that when Abu Qatada finally got on the plane to be deported, she was told that he asked: "Is Crazy May flying with me?"

Ms May told delegates: "I admit I was crazy - crazy with the European Court of Human Rights, and I know I wasn't the only one.

"We were told time and time again that thanks to human rights law, we couldn't deport him."