It was announced by Downing Street at lunchtime today, that Britain is at war with Morocco, and that all diplomatic relations have been broken off.
This follows the news that the north African country may be harbouring kidnappers responsible for the abduction of missing Madeleine McCann, who disappeared from her parents holiday chalet in Portugal in May, whilst they scoffed tapas at the Restaurant of Irresponsibility.
A Spanish couple, on holiday in Morocco, have shown police a photo of some local tramps, one of whom, can be seen giving a young blond girl a piggyback. This, say British police, is clear evidence that Madeleine is still alive, and that the Moroccan government should explain.
Things in the Corridors of Power move swiftly these days, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown called his fellow MPs together for an emergency cabinet meeting this morning, during which war was officially declared.
Speaking from his bath after the momentous decision, Mr Brown smoked a cigar Churchill-like and said:
"We will hit them with everything we've got. I've never liked Morocco anyway!"
Britain, already at war with Portugal, has indicated it may recall troops from Iraq to fight the new north African offensive, but not from Afghanistan, where Mr Brown believes the Army "stands a good chance of winning".