I rarely attend football matches and never go to the opera, but I do not begrudge those institutions their lottery grants. I am appalled that, just as common-sense politics seemed finally to be taking root, Labour and Liberal reaction has been so philosophically parsimonious as once again to seek to make capital out of the politics of envy. Sadly, national reaction is as classically selfish as anything else conditioned in the nation by Thatcherism. Would that leader-writers employed their skills persuading us of the value of heritage as a concept and rejoicing at what has just been achieved for the benefit of future generations.
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