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Could Brexit help with the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures?

Could Brexit act as a catalyst for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures? A most interesting article by Matthew Taylor, a member of our executive committee and founder of Elginism.

Scotland must look to the future. Our political outlook has become increasingly out of sync with that of England and more than ever there is a need to differentiate ourselves. Now is the time to form new alliances in Europe. To achieve this, we must continue to promote Scotland’s pro-European internationalist approach.

While we may prefer to avoid Brexit altogether, we should do the best with the hand we’ve been dealt – finding innovative ways to reach out, so that one day these favours may be returned.

One way an outward looking Scotland could assert these values is by encouraging Britain to return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Such an action, extrinsic of the main negotiations, would gain support from Greece – showing that we maintain liberal values and understand the need to promote future cooperation.

Scotland can empathise with Greece on this issue … Read More

Source: The Scotsman

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