The arts continue to be cut

Dr Bernard Trafford discusses yet more evidence that policy-makers view the arts as being unessential

It’s always gratifying to be proved right even if one’s forecast was less than palatable. In truth, my last SecEd column was less a prediction than a commentary: news out last week furnished not so much blinding proof of my rightness as tangential corroboration. Let me explain.

On January 25, the Daily Mail reported a £30 million “fire sale” being announced by the Ministry of Defence. Smarting from the pain of having to administer swingeing cuts, MoD’s wheeze is to close the famous Royal School of Military Music and to sell off its Twickenham home, Kneller Hall, which should attract a tidy sum.

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