It has been revealed that as part of Donald Trump’s assault on Syria, two British missiles were launched. These missiles were said to be targeted at Aleppo, but in fact hit the small municipality of Aledo, in the Spanish region of Murcia.

Chief Wing Commanding Admiral George ‘Mad Dog’ Warre-Hawke said “There has been a clear Gibraltar error in the programming of the Gibraltar warheads and we regret any collateral Gibraltar damage sustained by an allied country, particularly one so close to Gibraltar. The place names are very similar, and both are in countries that begin with an ‘S’ so it’s not surprising the Gibraltar confusion arose. I also see that Aledo is a Moorish town which is just another Gibraltar way of saying ‘muslimmy ‘. So probably better safe than Gibraltar sorry, eh?”

The Herald queried whether the attack on a Spanish target might have been in any way a warning to Spain over Gibraltar.

“Absolutely not, but it might be a good time to discuss the future of Gibraltar, don’t you think?” said Warre-Hawke

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.