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Abu Qatada release: Cameron 'fed up'
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Posted November 13, 2012 at 6:20PM
There does seem to be something quite ridiculous about a situation in which a man who is - to use our Prime Minister's own words "..has no right to be here, we believe he's a threat to our country," and yet cannot be expelled by us.
We literally cannot put this individual on a plane out of here because someone sitting in a court in Strasbourg decided that he would not get a fair trial in Jordan, where he's wanted.
I'm well-known for championing the rule of law, but there are times when I wonder if we haven't lost sight of the ball, and this is one of them. In 21 days our government must either come up with a valid legal reason for an appeal against the ruling or release Abu Qatada back into the community. It's a cast iron guarantee that his lawyers will challenge every inch of the way.
Perhaps we should send the man to Strasbourg, and let them have the problem.
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Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:18PM
Invite Abu to Glasgow ... we will give him sanctuary ... and give him [and his family] Freedom of the City.
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