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Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

Graham Sheffield, the chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, last night attacked the British government for using £112M from arts lottery funding to help pay for the rising costs of the Olympics.

At the society's annual awards ceremony, Graham Sheffield condemned the government's "thoughtless damage" and "incoherent approach" to the arts, accusing it of:

"one minute praising the arts sector to the skies, the next, nicking hundreds of millions of pounds from the arts to balance the books on its inadequate budgeting for the Olympics".

No one is impressed with the government's handling and management of the London Olympics, except that is for the government itself.

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