A banker is the new UK Culture Secretary

Sajid Javid, 44, is a former V-P at Chase Manhattan and MD at Deutsche Bank. He lists no cultural interests. Lot to learn.

sajid javid

He replaces Maria Miller, brought down by expenses confusion and bare-faced arrogance.

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  • Lot to learn, you say. But I’m guessing he knows all he needs to know: the state should shrink, the arts aren’t that important compared to the rest of his portfolio, state arts patronage is an elitist waste of money and should be slashed.

    Go on, toryboy, prove me wrong.

  • I think the full title is Secretary for “Culture, Media, Sport and Equalities”

    These investment banking types usually know their sport and his rapid ascent in Tory party shows he understands the media.

    Shall we all start looking out for him at UK cultural events ?

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