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MPs call on May to deport Qatada.

Summary: Tory MPs have called on the Home Secretary to "become a national hero" and deporting a terror suspect.

Tory MPs have called on the Home Secretary to "become a national hero" by ignoring a European Court of Human Rights judgement and deporting a terror suspect back to Jordan.

Abu Qatada is due to be released on bail while appeals proceed on whether he can be deported to Jordan.

He cannot currently be deported until assurances are received that any evidence used against him in a Jordanian court will not have been obtained by torture.

Answering an urgent question in the Commons, Theresa May insisted the bail conditions would be very strict and the Government wanted to deport Qatada before the bail expired in three months.

But Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, said: "We have a vicious, nasty terrorist. We have the Supreme Court who says send him home. We have a friendly Government. We have a gutsy Home Secretary.

"You have listened to what Parliament has said today. You could become a national hero if you leave this chamber, pick up the phone and order him to be sent back to Jordan tonight."

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Date:Feb 7, 2012
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