I would not normally be putting this out but after the leader of the dishonest, inept and corrupt administration of what passes for a UK government made his view clear, I thought it worth asking some questions.....
Is it a truth or beauty that calls you a thief?
Broke but nobly connected you somehow
convinced mother parliament, no doubt by the brief
of your class, to pay thousands to put on show
part of ill-gotten gains. You claimed you acquired
these statues legitimately, using your post in diplomacy
to build up the nation’s cultural capital, required
to understand classical inheritance. It’s a fantasy.
So some say, but the inheritors claim you had permission.
Whose hands can touch the missing firman? I bet ambition
burns in the well connected liar in a government of blue
never to return the Parthenon’s jewels. Beauty is not always true.
© Kevin Scully 2021