Paris - Britain is to give its third most famous tourist attraction, Tower Bridge, to France.
The transaction is a result of a poker game between Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Nicholas Sarkozy. Brown initially wanted the prize to be their wives, Sarah Brown and Carla Bruni, but Sarkozy claimed the swap was not equal being that his wife used to be a supermodel and Brown's wife clearly wasn't.
The star-studded poker game began at 8pm last Friday night and consisted of all the G20 leaders. President Obama of USA, Prime Minister Rudd of Australia and King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, all made it to the second last round before bailing out.
But the stakes were high for all the G20 leaders: The Statue of Liberty is being shipped back to Calais in France early next week, the Sydney Opera House is already on its way and Shell Oil is moving all its head offices from Saudi Arabia to Bordeaux on the weekend.
The Queen is said to have given Mr Brown a right scolding about losing London's famous landmark. The Opposition claimed this was Labor's last nail in their coffin.
Mr Brown has challenged Mr Sarkozy to a rematch next month, and this time, he claims he "will be going in all guns blazing! Not only will I win back The Bridge, I'll be bringing back with me the Eiffel Tower, Paris's entire Metro system and the bones of Leonardo Da Vinci!!" Brown's threats echoed through the halls of Whitehall.
Mr Sarkozy commented on his win, but as the comment was in French and I did not have my interpreter with me, I could not decipher anything except "Bonjour" and "Bon Voyage" and "Suck eggs England".