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Speaking to me from Pakistan via Skype, a British-born man claims his family are victims of the UK's secret courts, after he and his three sons were stripped of their citizenship in 2011 for alleged links to Al Qaeda and a banned Pakistani terror group.
The government has asked permission to take its fight to remove Abu Qatada from the UK to the highest court in the land. The
Abu Qatada is celebrating after leaving the government with another legal bloody nose in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday
Abu Qatada has been allowed to stay in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled, in a fresh blow to Theresa May, who had appealed
As a former MI5 intelligence officer, I am not an apologist of terrorism although I can understand the social injustice that can lead to it. However, I'm also very aware that the threat can be artificially ramped up and manipulated to achieve preconceived political goals. I would suggest that the concept of secret courts will prove fatally dangerous to our democracy. It may start with the concept of getting the Big Bad Terrorist, but in more politically unstable or stringent economic times this concept is wide open to mission creep.
The home secretary Theresa May has warned it could be "many more months" before Abu Qatada is deported from Britain, despite