[Under the headline 'The Mail asks: Why is This Man Still Alive?' satirical magazine Private Eye prints the following spoof story which nevertheless accurately reflects the stance taken towards Abdelbaset Megrahi's continued survival by the UK right-wing news media.]
Lockerbie bomber Abdul Megrahi was sent home to Libya on condition that he would die in 3 months. Yet this wily Libyan chancer has singularly failed to carry out his part of the bargain. He remains unrepentantly alive, to the distress of all the Lockerbie victims and the embarrassment of top cancer specialist, Sir Carol Vorderman, who promised that Megrahi would drop dead shortly after the plane landed in Tripoli.
The Mail Says: Die now you bastard and make our day!! And if you can't do the decent thing then ask your mad mate Colonel Gaddafi to plant a bomb in your bed and give you a taste of your own medicine. Bang!!