Culture for Labour: for the many, not the few


It was a great honour to sign the Culture for Labour open letter, alongside over 500 other writers, artists, architects and academics, in support of the Labour Party Manifesto for the 2019 British General Election. The final paragraph sums up my thoughts on this exciting and important political document:

We are excited at the prospect of a Labour government that will draw on Raymond Williams’ belief that “culture is ordinary” and William Morris’ dream of ‘art for the people’. Most of all, we are excited at the prospect of a government that operates in a utopian spirit, after years of being told that ‘there is no alternative’ to austerity, and all the misery and inequality that came with it. We may never have a better chance to realise such a vision: we owe it to the country, the world and the future to support it.

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