Corbyn says he wants to hand the ‘stolen’ Elgin Marbles back to Greece if he becomes Prime Minister

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Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he wants to hand the Elgin Marbles back to Greece if he becomes Prime Minister.

The Labour leader made clear he viewed the ancient statues as ‘stolen’ and they should be returned.

Some of the Elgin Marbles damaged at the instigation of Sir Joseph Duveen.

Some of the Elgin Marbles damaged at the instigation of Sir Joseph Duveen.

Many Parthenon sculptures have been housed in the British Museum since 1816 after they were bought by the government from Lord Elgin.

Greece has long campaigned for their repatriation, but supporters insist they were purchased legitimately and have been painstakingly preserved in the…

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