Must confess I missed the fact that northern France have secured their latest Olympic contract by claiming to be the part of southern England the British have forgotten.
The civic leader of Pas-de-Calais, Dominique Dupilet, said: "I consider that we are the south of England and because we're the south of England it's normal that we would associate ourselves with this extraordinary event."
Considering the amount of English who visit to strip his supermarkets of cheap booze, I can understand M Dupilet's stance. The problem I see is that the good Monsieur's history is slightly out of date.
More worrying, if it is true and who am I to doubt the NoW, Gordon Brown plans to sell off Dover. The lovely blogger Tory Tottie first posted about this but if you haven't read her wonderfully emotional post then you can read the government is being advised by Rothchilds who say, "This is an exciting sale. Selling Dover to Calais is a very logical move as that is where most of the business is directed.
"Dover made an operating profit of £15.1 million in 2008. Now it is seeking £400m to expand, as it anticipates a doubling in freight traffic by 2040."
The PPC for Dover has expressed his outrage, but the article says the government is strapped for cash.
Less than 10 years ago I would have thought this an April Fool but I've learned, thanks to labour, to be a cynic and realise there really is no smoke without fire.