Did UK Cultural Sector Damage Itself With Funding Protests?

“We, the arts, have done ourselves quite a lot of damage because our lobbying against it [cuts] has been over-hysterical and over-extreme. For the first time in my life, I am finding reasonable, sensible people – like Treasury civil servants, journalists whose politics would be left of centre – beginning to question the need for public subsidy.”

Source: The Stage 05/18/11