Sir: That Stephen Dorrell, the Heritage Minister, has no awareness of, or interest in culture should come as no surprise. He is part of a sub- literate administration whose members views balancing the books as the ultimate achievement of society.
Even now, after 16 years in power, they seemed bemused by the notion that teachers, doctors, or creative people can be driven by motives other than the accumulation of wealth. Real people, in their view are driven only by the need to push the profits up year by year, till the end of time. The "do-gooders", we are led to believe, will be better off for having to occupy themselves with real issues, such as management and accounts.
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