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Arts attack

In our renewed enthusiasm for sport, we must not siphon off funding for the arts

By Cordelia Lynn  

(photo: Adam Carr)

Iain Sinclair, the nation’s favourite Olympics critic, recently described the whole affair as a “mass hallucination.” Although this is an accurate metaphor for those hazy, sunlit weeks of collective joy, I would like to propose another: Christmas. A lot of money was spent, some people had fun, others argued; then it ended and everybody was left feeling bloated and pissed off.

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