Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/10/a_pie_and_a_pint.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/10/a_pie_and_a_pint.html en-gb 30 Thu 27 Nov 2014 13:53:41 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/10/a_pie_and_a_pint.html Jullierinoa300 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/10/a_pie_and_a_pint.html?page=50#comment1 This post has been Removed Sat 23 Oct 2010 02:49:15 GMT+1 Angryfinlandfff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/10/a_pie_and_a_pint.html?page=0#comment0 real arts for the real people to enjoy neither recieve nor require taxpayer funding, either the arts are wanted and needed which means they will thrive or not needed in which case they will die a natural death. Apart from anything else, the arts have survived and prospered for a very long time (all of human history in fact) without getting government sponsorship. A real artist will create works just for the sake of doing it and not because the government pays them and if they need support then they can do what artists of the past did and find some rich person to sponsor them. Apart from anything else, there just is not enough government money and never has been to support all arts, this has resulted in the so called high arts being subsideized tremendously and the so called low arts being left hanging out on their own. Somehow the so called low arts have managed to not just survive but also to prosper while the high arts are still struggling! Government funding should stop and let the people decide what they want! Wed 06 Oct 2010 06:42:07 GMT+1