The thought of being incarcerated in a Beirut cellar for years on end I can just about bear. The thought of being trapped in one with Terry Waite would, I'm afraid, drive me to offer myself voluntarily to my captives to have my head sawn off with a blunt breadknife. Nice bloke but God can he bore.
Now we learn that he is thinking of standing for Parliament. Nadine should get on the case right away. If there were one cause for Parliamentary mass suicide it would be this - the thought of Waite winning a ballot for a private members bill. And speaking to the chamber.