UK officials eye legally blocking Elgin Marbles returning as Sunak 'cancels' Greek PM meeting

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Government officials have discussed legal ways they could block any export of the Elgin marbles, Sky News understands, as Downing Street cancelled a meeting between the prime minister and his Greek counterpart.

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Labour minister blasts Sunak over Marbles row
Labour’s Anneliese Dodds condemned Rishi Sunak over his handling of the Elgin Marbles row. The prime minister cancelled a one-on-one meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in London, after he spoke out about the marbles – known as the Parthenon Sculptures – which he wants returned to Athens from the British Museum. The Labour Party chair said Sunak should be putting the country’s “security and economic interests first,” describing the marbles dispute as a “thin-skinned” debacle. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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