It is reported that the EU has inserted an ‘Elgin Marbles’ clause into its draft post-Brexit trade negotiating demands to add to the Spanish land-grab on Gibraltar.
It’s pretty clear that the EU,
Sees trade agreements it will do,
With Britain should just be designed,
To make sure we are, well, maligned.
Some things aren’t relevant, of course,
But still it wants them all in force,
Because it thinks it might as well,
And in such things it does excel.
And so it says in guarded words,
That objects d’art – as it refers –
That people may – or not – dispute,
And so might be considered loot,
Should be returned from whence they came,
Or where made – which might be the same.
The Elgin Marbles spring to mind,
For those that were not left behind,
In London now have pride of place,
Which some Greeks think is a disgrace.
So the EU takes on their cause,
And cannot wait to get its paws,
On these and other things like that,
But only good stuff, not the tat.
So things like this might be imposed,
The Union being predisposed,
To include in its business plan,
Such dreadful features if it can.
In time, of course, we will all see,
If things like this will come to be,
Or if Boris (looks like a lout),
Will take his pen and strike them out.