What does a spy look like?
So we could all end up getting life. Nice thought.
I would suspect that there will be an angle to this, most probably the old camel h*****s will want something from the British for his release.
Haven't the british government always claimed, "we will not be blackmailed"
The british goverment is like the arabs during the 2nd world war, a bit like a tree in a storm.