London hoovering up cash from the rest of Britain

On the 24th December 2015 there was an article by Simon Jenkins on London’s ability to drain resources from the rest of the UK. Simon Jenkins highlighted the problem of a metropolitan mafia and celebrities with vanity projects that drain  scarce resources from  the regions and  underfunded art forms such as jazz and folk. London has two opera houses cheek by jowl soaking up over £40 million pounds of public subsidy. But Mr Jenkins failed to expose the primary culprit presiding over this disgraceful state of affairs, in terms of arts funding; Arts Council England. It is high time it was replaced with an organisation that will at last be driven by a policy for the arts, that dispenses resources in an equitable way and is  based outside of London.

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