UK sources are reporting that Deputy Prime Minister and Lib-Dem leader Nick Clegg is giving serious consideration to offering terror group Al Qaeda an olive branch.
It's thought that Clegg perceives that at least he might have a decent idea where he stands with Al Qaeda, as opposed to David Cameron and the Conservatives.
Standing knee deep in manure on a Herefordshire farm, a Lib-Dem spokesman explained that the sudden turnaround appears to have been sparked by the Lib-Dems disastrous AV campaign and appalling showing in allied local government elections.
"To be honest - which makes a change," the spokesman announced. "We need all the friends and allies we can get right now. Cameron appears to have shafted us big time over the last year or so, and we've heard there may be a power vacuum within Al Qaeda, so we're happy to run with them for the time being."
However, a leaked Al Qaeda Email, believed to be sourced from Yemen appears to imply that Al Qaeda will be unlikely to accede to the Lib-Dem coalition proposition. One insider said that the leaked message from Al Qaeda contained the words:
"An alliance with the Lib-Dems? You're having a laugh! We wouldn't be seen dead allying ourselves to that bunch of losers!"
Labour peer, and former cabinet minister, Lord Haw-Haw Of Kingston Upon Hull commented:
"Clegg made his fucking bed - let him lie in it."
More as we get it.