Relations between the UK and Iceland have descended to an all time low as the tiny island nation appears to have fired one of its volcanoes at the British Government.
While politicians in Reykjavik have been silent on the issue, Professor David Port-Salut of the Knaresborough and District Institute of Political Theory and Pet Licencing, fears that this could be retaliation to the United Kingdom's use of anti-terror laws to freeze Icelandic financial assets earlier this year.
The fact that the eruption in the Eyjafjallajoekull area is the second to occur in a month, has prompted concerns that it might be a deliberate "shot across the bows" which has grounded all UK Domestic and International flights.
"In essence what the Icelandic Nation are saying, is that while you might have ill thought out anti-terror legislation, and a wholly ignorant and insulting way of dealing with your political allies in matters of money, we have bloody big mountains that fire hot rock and ash" , explained Prof. Port-Salut.
"It might also be an indication that, along with every other nation, the very planet on which we live now hates the English", explained the Professor.
Despite the bleakness of the message, the prospect of angry Icelanders backed by an enraged planet does not seem to concern the Prof. Port-Salut in the least.
"It's fine by me because I'm voting UKIP, and they pretty much hate everybody. Perhaps now we can stop recycling and start firing our crappy summers at the Europeans".