Dear Mr P. Top, Thank you for your letter expressing your worries about this latest kidnapping. Please be assured that people living in Accrington or other towns up north are almost as important to us as someone who lives in London or the Home Counties. It's not TLB's policy to pay ransom demands as it would encourage other terror groups to target other TLB members. I have sent a strongly worded letter to Mr Abu Bakr alBaghdadi expressing fully and frankly our disappointment at this latest infringement of personal liberty and freedom. I have also explained that if Mr N Joker is not released within a reasonable timeframe, certainly less than 20 months, then we would consider them thoroughly bad chaps. I hope this puts your mind at ease Mr P. Top and I assure you that if Mr N Joker is decapitated we will endeavour to have the film removed from the Internet as soon as possible. Yours faithfully Your M.P.