Jeremy Corbyn pledges to reverse all arts cuts

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched his arts strategy in Edinburgh as this years festival draws to a close with a promise to reverse all arts cuts from the last 6 years.

His plans include an arts premium for primary school pupils and to increase the proportion of GDP spend on the arts to match the European average. He will also consider whether dance and drama should be made national curriculum subjects in their own right.

A Labour government would fund his plans by reversing cuts in capital gains tax in the last budget.

He said: “Drawing on Britain’s rich cultural heritage, Labour under my leadership will commit to extending access and participation in the arts to all people and all communities across Britain.

“There is creativity in all of us but we need to give people the opportunities for this creativity to flourish.”

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Rob Stanway is the Founder of At The Theatre. He has reviewed the UK's best touring theatre (and much of the west end) for this website since 2005.

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