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Feeling Skint? Robbed?

Steve
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Feeling Skint? Robbed?

Abu Qatada case has cost you and me  £1.7m, home secretary says
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The eight-year legal fight to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada from the UK has cost taxpayers more than £1.7m so far, the home secretary has said.
In a letter to MPs, Theresa May said the total was £1,716,306, including £647,658 on legal aid for Abu Qatada.
The Home Office had spent £938,630 fighting the case in UK courts and another £130,018 at the European Court of Human Rights, she said.

Still least we got to choose where our money went. Angry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22909465
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Re: Feeling Skint? Robbed?

What's the going rate for a hitman?
Even "the man with the golden gun" would be cheaper.
I'm sure I remember this being raised seriously on a TV discussion regarding these sort of people and the more secret of our "services".
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Terrorist sympathisers seem to enter the country without any difficulty but embarrass the government and that's your lot.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22902098
hadden
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Re: Feeling Skint? Robbed?

I'd be happier if the parasites who took our £1.7m were named and shamed.
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And we have just had the case of this chap who shot 2 Police women. Tried in Preston but driven from Manchester every day with a massive Police escort.
Several Senior Police Officers suggested keeping him in Preston Prison but this was refused for whatever reason so the total Cost of bringing him to Preston from Manchester every day cost a total of £500,000 and took a lot of Police off work they would normally be doing.
Steve
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Makes you wonder why only now they are clamping down on tax dodging. Need every penny they can get for the amount that's wasted on this foolishness.
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