Honesty Mubarak, former Egyptian President has cleared his desk and left his office in Cairo. He has resigned after weeks of indecision.
He told your Spoof man, the only newsperson to accompany him on his flight from his office: 'Honesty is the best policy. I needed to get away from all that paperwork. You are known as a fighter for lost causes and I want to recruit you so that I can never return in glory to take over in Egypt again.'
'I am truly sorry Honesty but there are other lost causes that need my support. I think you should put your feet up and accept an honourable retirement.'
I left the plane at Shimmer and Shake, the Red Sea resort and returned to Egypt to interview Mohammed El Baradi, the jubilant Opposition figure and Nobel Prize winner who famously said there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This makes him an unlikely figure for American support but Mo was adamant: 'It shall be Mo for Mu. I shall be Chairman Mo and we will forget Mu very soon.'
Thinking of Mrs Chuckle in Clacton on Sea, who had been so disappointed when Honesty Mubarak had cancelled his booking, I asked Mo whether he would like a break in Clacton soon.'
'Sorry, no. I have heard that Clacton is not all it had been cracked up to be. That photo you had which was supposed to be Clacton was a picture of the sea off the Egyptian coast.'