Theresa May seeks powers back from EU as Abu Qatada deported

HOME secretary Theresa May will this week unveil an ambitious bid to repatriate dozens of justice powers from the EU, including the controversial European Arrest Warrant and a continental DNA database.

May’s speech after she secured the deportation of hate preacher Abu Qatada to Jordan to face terror changes. He left the country yesterday following a 10-year battle.

The Home Office has been the death of many political careers but May, a potential Tory leadership candidate, has impressed right-wing backbenchers with her tough position on immigration and crime.