Thursday, February 21, 2013

British PM Cameron Rejects "Returnism"

Disgraceful. "Cameron rules out return of Parthenon marbles " Ekathimerini February 21, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece. Speaking from India, where he is on an official visit, on Thursday the Tory leader turned down requests for the return of the Koh-i-noor diamond to Britain’s former colony saying he did not believe in “returnism.” “It is the same question with the Elgin marbles,” [...] “The right answer is for the British Museum and other cultural institutions to do exactly what they do, which is to link up with other institutions around the world to make sure that the things which we have and look after so well are properly shared with people around the world,” Cameron said.
The British leader might at least have the decency to call them the Parthenon Marbles, which is what they are.

Vignette: Britain in pirate bandanna

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