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nigelswift wrote:
On the day the (bloody) Brexit Bill clears its last hurdle the Greeks suggest returning the Parthenon marbles as a symbolic act against sinister forces seeking the 'dissolution of Europe'.
I agree with them. We should. An ideal moment.

I haven't come across that news story yet - perhaps the Beeb is playing it down in the face of so much existing dissent in the country. I don't agree with the above 'reason' for returning them when this has been an ongoing dispute for years. Citing 'sinister forces seeking the dissolution of Europe' seems to be opportunism. Its all so depressing and not something I personally can get worked up about either way.

Anyway, here is a position statement from the Trustees of the British
Museum along with a list of 'common misconceptions'. It doesn't sound as though they would be willing to relinquish them any time soon.[...]ptures/trustees_statement.aspx

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Posted by tjj
14th March 2017ce

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