MPs are demanding to know whether the Government knew in advance of a successful U.S. operation to kill a British terror suspect in Pakistan.Are these people insane? What should have been done? Take him into custody, return him to Britain and then let him escape again?
Rashid Rauf, 27 - accused of masterminding the 2006 liquid bomb plot which paralysed airports - is said to have been killed in a missile attack early on Saturday.
Late on Friday he was apparently pinpointed at a remote stronghold in Pakistan's tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan.
A remote- control 'drone' then flew to Rauf's location - and unleashed three Hellfire missiles, destroying the mud-walled house and killing him and four Al Qaeda henchmen, according to Pakistan intelligence sources.
British police have had a warrant for Rauf's arrest since 2002 when he fled his native Birmingham.
Four years later intelligence reports suggested he was working in Pakistan for Al Qaeda - and had put together a team plotting to smuggle liquid bombs on to airliners and blow a number of them out of the sky simultaneously.
He was arrested in Pakistan, but mysteriously escaped, possibly with the help of fanatics within the security services.
His whereabouts were unknown until Friday.
Last night a spokesman for the Foreign Office refused to discuss the alleged killing of a British citizen overseas.
Labour and Conservative-MPs said the incident raised important questions.
The Labour chairman of the parliamentary committee on human rights, Andrew Dismore, said he would refer the matter to his committee for possible investigation.
Mr Dismore said: 'This is a very serious matter, particularly if the attack was based on intelligence from British security agencies.'
Tory former shadow security minister, and MP for Newark, Patrick Mercer, said: 'This raises the question of how much co-operation the British intelligence agencies provided in what is ultimately the execution of a British subject.
'The Government must explain its future policy in this area.'