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British arts establishment is full of 'relentlessly left-wing groupthink', former culture minister says – Telegraph.co.uk

The British arts establishment is suffering from relentlessly left-wing “groupthink”, the former Culture Minister has said, as he argues it should stop simply begging for more public money and start pursuing more radical ideas.

Ed Vaizey, who was removed from his position earlier this year by Theresa May, said there are few plays representing a right-wing point of view, with a tendency for the arts community to “sit in a bubble” and cold-shoulder anything different.

He argued it was now essential for the arts lobby to challenge the overriding view that “all must stay the same”, and stop insisting that no library or museum should ever be shut down no matter how poor or under-used its service.

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