Home Secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons that the British government had obtained "assurances from the Jordanian government, not just in relation to the treatment of Qatada himself, but about the quality of the legal processes that would be followed throughout his trial.""We will, therefore, seek... to appeal today's decision," she said.She also told The Independent, "I still want him out of the country…We will carry on working with the Jordanian government." May also said she thought the court's decision was a "damaging judgement" for a "warring individual."British Deputy Prime Minister NIck Clegg told the Telegraph, "We're determined to deport him.We strongly disagree with the court ruling, we’re going to challenge it, we’re going to take it to appeal. We’re absolutely determined to see this man get on a plane and go back to Jordan.""He doesn’t belong here, he shouldn’t be in this country, he’s a dangerous person," Clegg continued. "He wanted to inflict harm on our country and this coalition government is going to do everything we can to challenge this every step of the way to make sure he is deported to Jordan.”
Cameron himself expressed his outrage over the affair.
"I am completely fed up with the fact this man is still at large in our country, he has no right to be there, we believe he's a threat to our country,” he told BBC.
“We have moved heaven and earth to try and comply with every single dot and comma of every single convention to get him out of this country. It's extremely frustrating and I share the British people's frustration at the situation we find ourselves in.”
Meanwhile, surveillance costs on Qatada could top 5 million pounds (almost $8 million) per year, the Telegraph estimated.