April 16, 2012
I’m struggling to understand whether the content of this letter was intended as a joke, or whether there are really still people out there who take such a distorted imperialistic point of view about world events.
As I have mentioned before, I’m assuming that people who hold this viewpoint, also advocated shipping artefacts in the UK abroad for (indefinite) safekeeping, while London was beset by riots in August of last year.
J Douglas Edinburgh
Watching the sad scenes of Athens burning, I can say how glad I am that the Elgin Marbles remain safe in London and have not been returned. I wonder if the price of yet another bailout of Greece could lead to the transfer of the remaining portion of the Parthenon to London, where it could be reunited with the pieces removed by Lord Elgin to the British Museum for safekeeping and the whole rebuilt in the East End after the Olympics have moved on?