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General Election 2015: Can Ed Miliband woo the arts sector?

The Labour leader promised more emphasis on culture in schools, but no extra money

By Sameer Rahim  
Ed Miliband at the Battersea Arts Centre © Ian Watts

Ed Miliband at the Battersea Arts Centre © Ian Watts

It’s rare for a political leader to give a major speech on the arts, as Ed Miliband acknowledged last night at the Battersea Arts Centre. Even more odd for Miliband, you might think, who has not shown much of a cultural hinterland since he became leader of the Labour Party in 2010. His Desert Island Discs choices were mostly predictably political: the South African national anthem and Jerusalem. (We should probably…

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