The armed terrorists who were holding Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan have released him unconditionally after hearing that foreign secretary William Hague had demanded his release.
Ali Ben-Scari, spokesman for the group said that Mr Hague’s pronouncement – made in the House of Commons and broadcast on The World at One – was the end of the matter for everyone involved.
‘Terrorists all over the world are deeply afraid of William Hague; one stern retribution and the game is up.
‘We heard his voice on the radio,’ admitted Mr ben-Scari, ‘demanding the release of Ziedan, and we couldn’t chuck his excellency out of the front door fast enough. We were hoping that we could capture Mr Zeidan without Mr Hague noticing, but it is never possible of course. He is like a living god, with eyes and ears everywhere, especially on his head.