Times Online – The day when Osama bin Laden applied for asylum – in Britain. By Daniel McGrory

HE CLAIMS to hate everything the West stands for. But yesterday it emerged that Osama bin Laden sought asylum in Britain even as he was planning the September 11 attacks on the US.

See, that’s his first mistake right there. Anyone knows that you go to the UK first, then you apply for asylum. Then it doesn’t matter if the years of waiting lead to nought.