Hate preacher Abu Hamza last night began yet another expensive legal fight against the taxpayer – this time to retain his British passport.
His appeal against a Home Office decision to remove his UK citizenship is expected to cost tens of thousands of pounds.
This is in addition to the estimated Â£3.5million the fanatic has already cost the public purse, including Â£1.1million in legal aid.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson says Hamza, who has joint UK and Egyptian nationality, is unfit to keep his British passport.
But 51-year-old Hamza claims this is unfair.
He is currently in a high security jail fighting attempts to extradite him to the U.S. on terror charges.
That case will come before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg later this year….