Well, we didn't realise that our Global Greek World blog is so widely read!
Minutes after publication of the Open Letter he received which we published just yesterday, Number 10 Downing Street made a surprise and unexpected announcement early this morning.
In an exclusive letter addressed to us at Global Greek World, which he has asked us not to release first, British Prime Minister David Cameron gave the thumbs up to the return of the Parthenon Sculptures as a special sign of solidarity and support for the suffering people of Greece, and in deference to those of us who have worked so hard for this noble cause.
In his letter, dated April 1, 2012, PM Cameron apologises for his country's exceedingly selfish and egotistical behaviour and advises that he has given instructions to the British Museum to start the lengthy process of preparation for Repatriation of the Marbles so that they can be in Greece in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Mr Cameron also announced that the first sculpture which will be coming home to Greece is the Caryatid, who will be set free to join her sisters at the New Acropolis Museum in time for the 3rd birthday celebrations.
In his letter Mr Cameron said he agrees with Stephen Fry and he looks forward to coming to Greece after the Olympics so that he can see the Parthenon Sculptures in their home. He is also looking forward to meeting up with his idol, former Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri who had said that she will be reborn when the Marbles come home...
As a bonus to the Greek people, the British Prime Minister announced that Britain will soon be taking in 500,000 of Greece's illegal immigrants from former colonies, Ghana, Nigeria, India and Pakistan and that he will shortly be releasing details of a plan for British troops to leave another former British Colony, Cyprus, adding that he will personally be visiting Turkey to convince Turkish prime Minister Erdogan that it is time for the occupying Turkish troops to leave too.
Details of the Prime Minister's decision will shortly be available on the Number 10 official website
And then we woke up from our wonderful dream...How we wish this was true!
As it is now after midday in most parts of the world we can reveal that this was our April Fool's joke - no doubt you realised it quite early on, it was just TOO good to be true, unfortunately!
Our cause, the Repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles is very noble indeed and we tried in our own humble way to use the tool of satire which our ancestors had mastered to perfection using the freedom afforded them by that satire. to draw attention to major issues such as this... there was no intention to offend anyone's sensitivities.
The dig is quite obviously aimed at those who are keeping the Parthenon Marbles imprisoned and away from the land of their birth.
We remain hopeful that that will soon change and that all our efforts combined as well as the Open Letter to David Cameron published yesterday will have the desired result.