Theresa May: 'Get this scumbag and his murderous mates on a plane out of this country'


Legal Jizya: Taxpayers Billed $180 million for representing Muslim terrorist suspects

Pamela Geller:

At some point the West is going to have to face the ugly consequences of these crushing policies. In the Umited States, many of the lawyers who defend Muslim terrorists are subsequently hired by Obama’s Justice department. President Obama promoted Tony West to the number three job at the Department of Justice – associate attorney general. West and his San Francisco law firm represented some of the most heinous Islamic terrorist causes, including the American Taliban John Walker Lindh.

These are not criminals. These are acts of war, and should be treated as such. Imagine footing the legal bill for Nazis during WWII.  Terror and the law, a nice little earner for lawyers Telegraph

“Don’t forget that an al-Qaeda instruction manual captured in 2001 showed that Islamic jihadists are trained to understand and manipulate Western-style legal systems.’’  (Legal Jizya)

What a mess!

Efforts to deport Abu Qatada have descended into farce after a series of blunders by the Home Office

‘Get this scumbag and his murderous mates on a plane out of this country’: Theresa May in Commons showdown over Abu Qatada deportation farce

European Court officials claim UK Government miscalculated deadline

  • Home Secretary was partying with B-listers as officials’ blunders ‘allowed Qatada’s lawyers to thwart plan to deport him’
  • Ken Clarke: ‘Theresa May could well be proved right’
  • Shadow Home Secretary accuses May of turning the situation into a farce

Theresa May today stood firm in her insistence that a deadline had passed for hate preacher Abu Qatada to appeal against deportation from Britain as the terror suspect was branded a ‘scumbag’ in the Commons.

Answering an urgent question in Parliament, the Home Secretary said the Government’s position was clear and the deadline passed on Monday dismissing allegations that the Home Office had miscalculated the date.

She said: ‘The Government is clear that Abu Qatada has no right to refer the case to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, since the three-month deadline to do so lapsed at midnight on Monday.

‘The Government has written to the European Court to make clear our case that the application should be rejected because it is out of time.’


How can they tell us how to run our country? Seven of eleven sitting at Europe’s human rights court deciding fate of hate preacher Qatada have never been judges

  • Many ECHR judges are academics who have been parachuted into the role
  • Youngest judge was given job when she was just 33 and has no experience as a senior judge

Despite this, they have great power over the UK and in recent times have given prisoners the right to vote and were instrumental in the blocking of the deportation of hate preacher Abu Qatada.

Many members of the European Court of Human Rights have little or no judicial experience

Read more: Daily Mail

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Theresa May today stood by her guns insisting that the deadline for an appeal by Qatada had passed

Efforts to deport Abu Qatada have descended into farce after a series of blunders by the Home Office

Mrs May added that the government had a strong case against Qatada based on information from the Jordanian government and that they would continue working on it until he had been kicked out.

Tory MPs urged the Home Secretary to deport ‘scumbag’ terrorist Abu Qatada as soon as possible, even if it meant defying European judges.

Veteran Conservatives said the Government also needed to ditch the European Convention on Human Rights after Qatada launched an appeal against his deportation.

They said the Government needed to adopt a British Bill of Rights rather than trying to reform the European Court of Human Rights which could take years.

And Tory MP Charles Walker said Mrs May should defy the ECHR altogether and deport Qatada and other terrorists as soon as possible.

In an exchange with Mrs May, the MP for Broxbourne said: ‘You must not delay in getting this scumbag and his murderous mates on a plane out of this country. And in so doing would you send a metaphorical two fingers to the ECHR?’

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper demanded to know whether the Home Office had clarified the deadline with the European court prior to the appeal being lodgedShadow home secretary Yvette Cooper demanded to know whether the Home Office had clarified the deadline with the European court prior to the appeal being lodged

In reply, Mrs May said the Government had tried to deport Qatada at the ‘first opportunity’.

Assurances from the Jordanian authorities that Qatada would not be tried on evidence obtained through torture meant ministers now had a ‘strong case’.

Mr Walker’s Conservative colleague Mark Spencer warned the saga risked painting the UK as a ‘safe haven’ for terrorists.

Efforts to deport Qatada descended into chaos last night after an apparent blunder by Home Office lawyers opened the door for a last-ditch legal appeal.

Mrs May ordered the fanatic’s arrest on Tuesday believing the deadline for him to return to the European Court of Human Rights had passed on Monday night – raising hopes that he could soon be put on a plane to Jordan.


But yesterday Strasbourg officials said UK Government lawyers had miscalculated the date and jumped the gun.

Qatada’s lawyers, believing the real deadline was midnight on Tuesday, submitted papers an hour earlier.

In the House of Commons today, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said: ‘When the Home Secretary is accused of not knowing what day of the week it is, then chaos and confusion has turned into farce.’

She demanded to know whether the Home Office had clarified the deadline with the European court prior to the appeal being lodged.

Mrs May replied: ‘Of course the Government were talking to the European court throughout the three months and we were talking to them on the basis that the deadline was April 16.’

Mrs May acknowledged that the court could find that the deadline was midnight on Tuesday – as Qatada’s lawyers argued – an hour after the appeal was lodged.

Determined: David Cameron said he wanted to see Qatada deported, no matter how long it took

Determined: David Cameron said he wanted to see Qatada deported, no matter how long it took

‘It is a judgment that is going to be made by the panel of the Grand Chamber. They are the only final arbiters of what the deadline was,’ she said.

Pressed by Labour former home secretary Alan Johnson, she said that she took full responsibility for any error by the Government. ‘I, of course, take responsibility for decisions that I have taken. This is not a question of what officials have done. I take full responsibility,’ she said.

Ms Cooper warned there could be ‘serious consequences’ if the Home Secretary’s interpretation of the deadline was wrong. She said: ‘On Tuesday the Home Secretary told us the deportation of Abu Qatada was under way, on Wednesday it stopped.

‘On Tuesday she told us there would be no appeal to the Grand Chamber, on Wednesday an appeal was under way. Yesterday the Home Office said the appeal deadline was Monday night but the European Court officials said it was Tuesday night.’

Referring to photos of Mrs May at a function in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ms Cooper said: ‘So on the Tuesday night deadline, while Abu Qatada was appealing to European Court judges, the Home Secretary, who thought the deadline was Monday night, was partying with X Factor judges.’

Ms Cooper added: ‘This farce has serious consequences – additional delays, a greater risk Abu Qatada will be put out on bail and a risk he will sue the Government.’

Today, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said he was ‘sure the Home Office lawyers will sort it out’ but he was ‘not quite sure what the big deal is’.

‘This isn’t unusual in legal proceedings. I’m quite confident the Home Office will sort it out, I’m leaving it to them, they are arguing the point,’ he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

‘I’m not party and I’m still not party to the Home Office legal advice. If I was the Home Secretary, I would probably be confident it was right.

‘I know what the Home Secretary has said. It seems to me quite sound and she could well be proved right.

‘I’m not quite sure what the big deal is either, because she did say that this whole thing was going to take some months in any event before this whole thing could be resolved.

‘The key thing is when do we get the decision which we want, which is that he should be deported to Jordan to stand trial in a case where torture has not been used to get the evidence.’

Embarrassingly, lawyers for Qatada were working to thwart his deportation as Mrs May schmoozed at a glitzy party to celebrate the 50th birthday of showbusiness agent Jonathan Shalit on Tuesday night.

She was pictured rubbing shoulders with celebrities such as Kelly Brook, Tulisa Contostavlos and Lorraine Kelly.

Last night the confusion caused a furious row, with Mrs May defiant, insisting the Government had not made a mistake and the appeal should be struck out. Home Office sources insisted Strasbourg was guilty of ‘moving the goalposts’.

And David Cameron said he was determined that Qatada would be deported, no matter how long it took. The Prime Minister said: ‘He is a threat to our security, he has absolutely no further call on our hospitality and he should be deported. That is what we are determined to achieve, no matter how difficult it is, no matter how long it may take.’

The new appeal to the court’s Grand Chamber could extend further the legal merry-go-round which began nearly a decade ago. It could be three months before an initial ruling on whether the appeal is admissible or not. If it is accepted there will be a full hearing, adding months if not years of further delay.

6 thoughts on “Theresa May: 'Get this scumbag and his murderous mates on a plane out of this country'”

  1. I wish the UK would embrace their inner Churchill and do what the French and the Italians do and ignore the EU.

  2. We are seeing the consequences all over the place of the “boomer” generation’s expansion of tertiary education for everyone. “Academics” are much to blame for our society’s increasing divorce from reality, for making decisions based on pure politics, especially with an international socialist agenda. What a mess, indeed.

  3. Hey, the attorneys and legal system are driving it. They’re as much to blame as the Muslims. They’ve insinuated themselves right in the middle of it. How do we get rid of our own little spoiled American parasites, educated at our very own lawyer mills? Nobody has the balls to stand up to them because much of the government is made up of lawyers.

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