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Milton Keynes, capital of culture

Pre-Brexit, Milton Keynes was lobbying for the title of European Capital of Culture. If we did end up staying in, they'd be a deserving receiptant

General view of the Milton Keynes Theatre in Milton Keynes. Photo: PA

“Capital of Culture, you’re having a laugh” was a misplaced terrace chant aimed at Liverpool fans while their city was European Capital of Culture in 2008.

If an eminently cultured, historic city earned this jibe, just think what would have been directed at Milton Keynes if it had become—as, pre-Brexit, it aimed to—European Capital of Culture.

Milton Keynes was always intended to be the diametric opposite of everything the dense, intimate, architecturally diverse “European City” stands for—with its…

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