A LANDMARK court ruling which will allow the Government to deport terror suspects to countries with poor human rights records was welcomed by a local MP.
The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) dismissed an appeal by radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada against the Government's bid to send him back to his native Jordan.
The ruling was the first test of a crucial plank of the Government's anti-terror policy.
Qatada - real name Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman - was once described as Osama bin Laden's "right-hand man in Europe".
Dewsbury Labour MP Shahid Malik said: "The decision must be a clear signal that Britain cannot and will not be a haven for preachers of hatred.
"We have a long and proud tradition in this country of freedom of speech and tolerance.
"But that doesn't mean freedom to incite hatred or inflame discord."
Mr Malik chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Victims of Terror.