It’s 2011 In Austerity Britain

Welcome to the summer of 2011 in austerity Britain. Jobs are scarce and pensions ransacked. Bigwigs grow richer, bitterly defending their European project with a narrow selection of half truths on News At Ten. “Supermarket shelf stackers should despise the gold-plated pensions of teachers” the newscasters repeatedly parrot. But this is not a blog on politics. This is a blog about subsidised art.

Lottery ticket sales are rising. Yes, the stupid poor, desperate for riches they will never win, seem ever more happy to finance art events they will never attend. Rollover indeed.

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