Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece if he is elected.
Speaking to Greek newspaper Ta Nea, Corbyn said it was clear the sculptures “belong to Greece”.
“They were made in Greece, and that is where they were for thousands of years until they were taken by Lord Elgin. We should be engaged in constructive talks with the Greek government about returning the sculptures”. [Read more].
- Alys Key, Jeremy Corbyn will return Elgin marbles to Greece if made Prime Minister, City A.M., June 2, 2018
In the same interview, Corbyn also commented on the Greek debt crisis, saying that “Governments must have the freedom to set economic policies that will help the many. State intervention in the economy, ensuring the retention of vital public services or choosing a different path to austerity must all be policy options available to democratic states”. Photo: Getty Images.