The Day The Music Died – Britain’s Creative Industries are Being Hung Out to Dry


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?






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