Date: Thu 19th April 2012
Yesterday Gareth Johnson MP for Dartford spoke out in Parliament in support of Home Secretary Theresa May and her work to ensure suspected terrorist Abu Qatada is expelled from Britain as quickly as possible. Gareth also asked the Home Secretary for assurances that Abu Qatada would not be allowed to return to the UK at a later date due to family ties.
“It is only right, that Abu Qatada, a man once described by a judge as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe, should be expelled from Britain as soon as possible. It is also only right that this deportation be sustainable and that every action be taken to ensure that he cannot return to the UK at a later date. Britain must never become a safe haven for terrorists. The human rights of decent people in this country should come before those that live off of fear and murder.”
Abu Qatada has for six years been fighting deportation to his native Jordan.
“I am pleased that the Home Secretary has given me her assurances that everything possible has been done to ensure that this decision is permanent and I hope that it will set a president when it comes to the deportation of suspected terrorists from the UK” Said Gareth.