Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza: more delays to his deportation


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We reported earlier this week that the Queen was not amused by hook-handed hate preacher and former nightclub bouncer Abu Hamza's delayed deportation - let alone BBC Correspondent Frank Gardner's revelation of that fact. Now the deportation has been delayed again, and Lord Judge ain't happy.

As we report this morning on independent.co.uk: "Extensive delays in cases such as the extradition of radical cleric Abu Hamza are a 'source of real fury', the most senior judge in England and Wales said today The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, said any case which takes eight years through a series of legal processes and has still not come to a conclusion was 'a source of real fury to me'. He was responding to a question about Hamza's extradition to the United States, which has again been put on hold pending a further hearing next week, but stressed he could not comment on any individual case. 'I'm not going to comment about any individual case, but any case that takes eight years through a whole series of judicial processes to come to a conclusion - and you've made the point that it hasn't yet come to a conclusion - is a source of real fury to me,' Lord Judge said."