11.70.10 Elgin Marbles

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Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........


Elgin Marble

I request the Sovereign tribes of Britain lend the Elgin Marbles to the Sovereign tribes of Greece for an initial duration of 12 years. In return no one in possession of a valid tribal British passport be charged for an entrance fee to view the site known as the Acropolis. Furthermore, while visiting the site, a small gift of Greek produce be given as a thank you by Greek children to every child from the tribes of Britain that visits the Acropolis.

Got you, got you, got you! I knew His Greatness would slip up somewhere at some point. I put it to him, that he is nationalistic and not neutral.

I think you will find Andronicos "The Great" is actually Greek Cypriot and what is more, this request involves a trade off.

Excuse me! What about the Eurovision song contest? "Good evening Nicosia, can we now have the votes of the Cypriot Jury"... "Good evening Eurovision, Turkey null (zero) points. Greece (as always) douze (twelve) points."

I am on a higher plain of conciseness and will not deal with such trivial matters.

Excuse me, again. Who sits in front of the telly every April with a score card, marking each singer using 7 different grading formulas?

I'm embarrassed to admit that was me. For the record, I predicted Turkey would win and they did. Cyprus also gave Turkey a few points.

It just shows you, the World is striving for World Peace even on trivial matters such as the Eurovision song contest, nevertheless I direct from now on, NO tribe must behave like nepotists or show favour to its tribal neighbours in international song contests, with immediate effect.

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