The government is trying to destroy the arts – we must not let them win

The idea of restricting the ambitions of young people is beyond depressing, writes Jenny Eclair

Monday 25 October 2021 21:30
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<p>Bob Mortimer alongside Paul Whitehouse in ‘Gone Fishing’: Mortimer got the last laugh after abandoning his law career for the arts </p>

Bob Mortimer alongside Paul Whitehouse in ‘Gone Fishing’: Mortimer got the last laugh after abandoning his law career for the arts

The government seemingly isn’t getting university loans back from arts graduates as quickly or as efficiently as they would like.

Therefore, in their tiny little pig-headed, mealy-mouthed, Ebenezer Scrooge-like minds, they have apparently decided the answer is to cut down the number of young people who can do these “lower earning” degrees.

There is such joyless spite about this kind of mentality: how do you end up being the type of person who thinks like this? Answer, possibly by being the type of person who didn’t do an arts degree.

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