Maria Miller, the UK Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport has been ordered to say sorry to her peers for over-claiming on expenses. No resigning matter, it seems, but her position is now less secure and that will be a cause of satisfaction to the arts world.
Ms Miller is not anti-art. She is best described as culture-neutral.
Her apology to the house was brusque to the point of insult. She regretted only her ‘attitude to the committee’, not her wayward expenses. Watch here.