After responding to a question about the future of musicians and artists in the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has suggested people “in all walks of life” should look to find new opportunities. Sunak said there is still work continuing in the creative industry, before adding:-
“Can things happen in exactly the way they did? No. But everyone is having to find ways to adapt and adjust to the new reality.”
After unveiling an emergency job scheme last month, Sunak has now declined to provide assurances about people in creative industries keeping their jobs.
This led to a powerful and moving display in Parliament Square with around 400 musicians performing Mars from Holst’s The Planets. They performed the first 90 seconds then stood in standstill for a minute, to highlight that being a freelance musician IS a viable profession.
The Chancellors comments sparked an angry backlash from those working in the struggling arts sector.
Promoters, managers and agents warn that Britain’s creative industries, worth billions to the economy, are being hung out to dry
Labour MP Pat McFadden tweeted “There you have it. Govt throws culture – an area where the U.K. has real global influence – under the bus.
Musician and political activist Jermain Jackman echoed his comments, writing: “This Conservative Government has just thrown, not just musicians but every single person that works in the creative industry, under the bus.”
Blur drummer and Labour councillor Dave Rowntree tweeted: “What a stupid thing to say. The ‘arts’ earn over £100bn for the UK each year. £13 million an hour. It’s one area where we really are world beating.”
Liam Gallagher posted his own expletive-filled rant, writing: “So the dopes in gov telling musicians and people in arts to retrain and get another job what and become massive c***s like you nah yer alright c’mon you know LG x.”
He added: “This country would be beyond w*** if it wasn’t for the arts and the music and football show a bit of respect you little TURD cmon you know LG x.”
Solo artist and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess suggested: “Maybe some MPs should retrain, as they aren’t really doing their job anyway.”
In the word’s of the Chancellor “everyone is having to find ways to adapt and adjust to the new reality.”
The United Nation’s Great Reset is in full swing and only the “chosen ones” survive in their pre-planned Fourth Industrial Revolution.
There will be more casualties to come when the Green New Deal is unleashed in its entirety.
In the immortal words of Mark Carney the previous Governor of The Bank of England.
“There will be industries, sectors and firms that do very well during this process because they will be part of the solution – but there will also be ones that lag behind and they will be punished.
Companies that don’t adapt will go bankrupt without question.”
It would appear that those who hold the levers of power have our futures all mapped out – doesn’t it?
I fell into politics quite by accident in 2014 and all because my local County Council brought in a policy switching off street lighting overnight my elderly neighbours felt vulnerable – this spurred me into action and the Right to Light Campaign was born.
I started the Right to Light Petition which garnered over 11,000 signatures enough to trigger a debate at Kent County Council. I delivered a speech in front of 88 Councillors and journalists but they refused to listen to the people and kept the lights off.
I worked closely with a local journalist who followed the campaign from start to finish, publishing articles on an almost weekly basis.
Word spread about the campaign and the Council’s refusal to listen – my phone became a hotline, I was invited onto BBC Breakfast and live radio something I would never have contemplated happening in a million years. Following a fierce 2 year battle and against all the odds streetlighting was restored throughout Kent.
Spurred on by success and having witnessed how badly represented people were at local level I joined UKIP standing as a candidate in Borough and County elections narrowly missing out on a seat by 22 votes on one occasion.
The run-up to the EU Referendum was an exciting time I joined the Grassroots Out Campaign and ran weekly street stalls delivering thousands of leaflets and meeting hundreds of people including Nigel Farage and Gerard Batten. I loved the buzz and the fun was infectious. I have been hooked ever since.
I became a prolific poster on Facebook building up relationships in many groups, I was approached by the owner of a Website/FB page called Fortis est Veritas asking if I would like to write articles to post on his platform. I have to date written 22 articles and really enjoy documenting the twists and turns of Brexit a very exciting time – we are writing history and it is essential that is fully documented.
I am very excited to now be given the opportunity to join the UNN family as a Political Analyst – the next chapter in a very exciting 5 years of my life.