Edinburgh Festival is *ordered* to be more diversemain
The Scottish Government, responding to an online woke campaign is pressuting the international festival to be more female and diverse.
The festival says: ‘We make no excuses for our shortcomings and recognise that we are not yet where we want to be.
‘Whilst we are proud of our resulting programme and our ability to create work for more than 500 individuals, we acknowledge our failure to reflect the diversity of practice in our community and our responsibility to give voice to those whose voices have been marginalised.’
The language could be taken from a Stalinist confession.