July 17, 2008

The Elgin Marbles under Scots law

Posted at 12:57 pm in Elgin Marbles

Another followup to John Huntley & Tom Minogue’s letters to the Scotsman on the Parthenon Marbles issue & how it could be handled.


Marbles under Scots Law

I was rather bemused that Tom Minogue (Letters, 15 July) first of all disagrees with my suggestion that the SNP government is guilty of hypocrisy in relation to the Elgin or Parthenon Marbles, but then goes on to encapsulate my argument rather eloquently. If it was his intention merely to state that the SNP are not alone among politicians in displaying such duplicity, then I readily agree, but that in itself does not mean that the cynicism of Alex Salmond’s government should not be e

The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Athens as soon as reasonably practicable, and I am somewhat surprised that Mr Minogue has sought to justify the government’s position, rather than standing four square behind John A K Huntley’s innovative suggestion that the Law of Scotland should have jurisdiction in determining whether Elgin acted legally in removing the marbles from their original location, and ultimately to sell these for personal gain.

Baird Terrace

The full article contains 164 words and appears in The Scotsman newspaper.
Page 1 of 1

* Last Updated: 16 July 2008 7:53 PM
* Source: The Scotsman
* Location: Edinburgh

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Possibly related articles

Tags: , , , , ,

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URL

Leave a Comment

We want to hear your views. Be as critical or controversial as you like, but please don't get personal or offensive. Remember this is for feedback and constructive discussion!
Comments may be edited or removed if they do not meet these guidelines. Repeat offenders will be blocked from posting further comments. Any comment deemed libellous by Elginism's editors will be removed.
The commenting system uses some automatic spam detection and occasionally comments do not appear instantly - please do not repost comments if they do not show up straight away