LIBOR rigger Tom Hayes is to tunnel out of prison using a poster of Margaret Thatcher as cover.
The trader, sentenced to 14 years, has already manipulated inter-cell block tobacco lending rates to amass himself more than £1.2 million in snouts and a pension of 600,000 rolling papers a year.
He used the money to buy the poster, a classic shot of Margaret Thatcher frolicking with a beach ball at Port Stanley, and set a Crossrail tunnel boring machine to work behind it.
Prison fixer Tom “Red” Booker said: “We get a lot of City boys in here so we sell life-size pin-ups of Thatcher, Merkel, Reagan and Mexican cartel boss Joaquin Guzman Loera.”
The governor and warders are powerless to stop the escape because it is conducted in full accordance with the free-market principles on which the prison is run.