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Five a Week 12: Some Things to Read & Think About

I decided against linking to any of the coverage of last week’s election. There’s some good stuff out there, and I’d dearly love an excuse to use the picture of my former MP losing his seat, but who knows what … Continue Reading

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Five A Week 7: Some Things to Read & Think About

1. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT? LESSONS FROM GROWING UP IN IRELAND Createquity has long been worth reading and thinking about. It has recently developed into something properly substantial – the kind of thing I’d love to see in the … Continue Reading

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Five a Week 6: Some Things to Read and Think About

1. TAILORED REVIEW OF ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND If time allows I’ll write something specific about this DCMS ‘tailored review’ of Arts Council England, but it is obviously an essential read. As an end of term report it’d be a B … Continue Reading

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Not bold, not new, but workable

I was tempted to head this blog ”Minister, you’re no Jennie Lee’, but I decided that would be a bit unfair. Ed Vaizey is obviously passionate about his brief, and is scrupulous in his run through the 50 years between … Continue Reading

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Cultural Capital

Robert Hewison’s Cultural Capital tells a cautionary tale very well. As the blurb puts it, it describes ‘how politicians, money, and managerialism turned a golden age to lead’. The book is subtitled ‘the rise and fall of Creative Britain’ so … Continue Reading

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Englishness: flags, stotties and onions

Last week I was part of a panel at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle taking on the (for me anyway) rather uncomfortable topic of Englishness, and specifically ‘Who are the English?’ This was part of IPPR and British Future’s ‘Festival … Continue Reading

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