In a shock development, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted that his premiership has been an elaborate April Fools Hoax, perpetrated by Tony Blair on the electorate since 2007.
Speaking at a Press Conference prior to the G20 summit, the PM admitted that Tony Blair had set up the prank prior to stepping down as Prime Minister, and that the plan had only been for the joke to run for a few weeks.
Trying vainly to suppress giggles, Mr Brown said, "Tony thought it would be funny, and you know what? It has been. I was only supposed to do it for a few days, then Tony was going to come back to much fanfare and a cry of 'Gotcha!!'. But then, you know, the whole Middle-East Envoy thing came up, and we never got round to springing the punchline. One thing led to another, you know how it is".
The electorate has not responded with surprise to the PM's announcement, as it's been pretty clear to everyone since he grasped power that he was, is and always will be a complete fucking joke.