England is currently in the midst of severe arts funding cuts and according to some, the very fabric of British culture will be threatened, as a result.
The Arts Council of England, the body that distributes funding to a wide variety of artists and arts projects, has already received a 21% cut in funding, but the government is demanding another 50% cut within the ACE over coming months.
The arts are a universal language, reminding us that the factors that unite us are huge, wonderful and exciting, and that what divides us is small and mean. In the arts, Britain is still a superpower. The whole world flocks to visit the Tate, the National Theatre or the Sage. This government should realise what it has got and stop bashing culture.