An Arts Professional’s Case For Voting Tory

Simon Reade, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, explains in a “Dear Tony” letter to the prime minister why he’s thinking of voting Tory. “I know we’ve hardly met, but you have really let me down. I work in the most liberal of professions, the theatre. I am an artistic director, a producer/artist/leader of an innovative creative industry. But now, like luminaries of the arts world who in 1979 voted for Margaret Thatcher, I am thinking of voting Tory. And it’s your fault, Tony.”