No. 10 insists Abu Qatada will not return to Britain

The Government would fight any attempt by Abu Qatada to return to Britain, Nick Clegg said after reports the radical cleric has been cleared of some terror charges in Jordan.

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Downing St: Abu Qatada cannot come back to the UK

Downing St has made clear that Abu Qatada will not be able to return to the UK, regardless of whether he has been cleared of a charge of conspiring to commit terrorism in a Jordanian court.

The radical cleric is still in custody in his home country awaiting trial on a separate charge.

Abu Qatada at the State Security Court in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Credit: Reuters

Asked if Qatada could return to Britain, the Prime Minister's spokesman said: "He can't come back, and he won't come back.He is a Jordanian and he does not have a UK passport.

"He would not be granted permission to enter the UK, end of story," he added.

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