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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Abu Qatada saga Bill hits £3m ...  and guess who’s paying?

FAILING to kick radical cleric Abu Qatada out of the country has cost taxpayers at least £3million, figures have revealed.

The huge bill, which has been run up over more than a decade since he was first arrested, is more than twice earlier estimates.

The revelation comes ahead of tomorrow’s ruling by European judges on whether Qatada’s appeal against deportation should be allowed to go ahead.

If his case is accepted by the European Court of Human Rights, it is likely to prompt a fresh bid for him to be released on bail.

The issue for the panel of five judges meeting in Strasbourg tomorrow is whether Qatada’s appeal was lodged in time and should now be heard by the court’s Grand Chamber. Read More