• People have had certain ­assumptions in the past about ­Conservative governments, partly because of some of the things that happened in the 1980s, and partly because of the tone of some of the debate in the 1980s that appeared to say public spending on the arts was something you might want to progressively ­reduce.

    "Shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt: 'It is going to be tough'". Interview with Charlotte Higgins, February 22, 2010.
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