At a time when politicians are held in low esteem it is heartening to see the success of Sayeeda Warsi and Lord Ahmed in persuading the Sudanese government to release Mrs Gibbons. If they had forgotten the reasons they went into politics this trip will have reminded them. They are to be congratulated for achieving what the British government failed to.
It is also a good day for moderate Muslims in Britain too. When this incident was first reported I admit I wondered what the reaction might be. But I haven't heard a single Muslim voice which has criticised Mrs Gibbons. Even the Muslim Council of Britain has been uncharacteristically sensible. So good on all those moderate Muslim voices in Britain who have spoken out in support of Mrs Gibbons.