Culture minister Ed Vaizey has said culture will bring us together in times of ‘uncertainty and division’.
‘London 2012 united the nation and the world looked on in awe to our creativity, courage and character…. That’s why the arts – and the rest of the creative industries – need to be listened to as we debate the future of our country… They are naturally outward-looking, collaborative and internationalist. What they say matters. They represent, after all, our most successful industries, and what they produce is the envy of the world. So it’s vitally important that the arts are given a voice in Brexit Britain, and I will be calling on every Conservative leadership candidate to ensure that’s the case.’
Poor Ed, he really doesn’t get it.
His Tory party just crashed the country, putting us into our worst isolation since 1940. The arts can heal many things, but not this monstrous breach of faith, this wrecking ball.