Reacting to alarmist reports that the Isle of Man, sometimes pronounced Mull, had been stolen, several prominent inhabitants of the island have written to the Spoof to assure a worried public that they have not been stolen, they have been bought!
The island has simply discovered oil underneath their land and the large contingent of American and Russian vessels surrounding the island are present simply to give the islanders their hearty congratulations. The delegation of Saudi princes staying on the island are also ready with friendly handshakes.
'This will make us the Saudi Arabia of the British Isles' remarked the TT motorcyclist Ali Bin Chami who recently became a Muslim and changed his name from Tom Smith 'we shall have riches undreamed of by Manx cats for centuries.'
Environmentalists are shocked at these developments. 'It is bad enough poisoning the Arctic and having blow outs in the Gulf, now we are faced with the danger of war very close to England. We envisage a consortium of BP, American interests, the Russian Mafia and Saudi overlords ruling the Isle of Man under our noses.'
In an announcement from Buckingham Palace the Queen declared that her grandson Prince William will become Governor General of the Isle of Man and that the ceremony will include the reversal of the Isle of Man to its original name of The Oil of Man.