The usual suspects are whipping up a panic call over expected cuts to the budget of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Some suggest the Department itself may be abolished (which would not be a bad thing).
The stirrers have failed, however, to read what the Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday in Parliament.
He said the Treasury would ‘prioritise spending that achieves the best economic returns, as well as that which promotes innovation, growth, productivity and competition.’
That’s the arts, isn’t it? Let stop whinging, get out there and innovate.