(Original post by the_educated1)
These cuts were necessary, as others have accurately depicted - American blockbuster films can sustain themselves without direct support from the American tax payer. Britain adopts a 'Socialist' model to film-making, where the collective pays for every aspect of film creation.
Enough is enough, 13 years of a Labour government has had its toll on Britain.
Since when can Hollywood make British movies?
Why would Hollywood make films like Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Harry Brown, Fish Tank, In the Loop, Franklyn, Intermission, Sunshine, Last King of Scotland and This is England?
Art like most things is subjective so they obviously funded a fair portion of **** as well (for example anything with "ting" in the title) but good or bad it was British.
Civilisations are judged by their culture, are we to not have one?
Its not 13 years of Labour that dumped us in this mess, it was a the collapse of the American housing market which made the house of cards fall down. It was just free market capitalism doing what it does, the reason we have the debt is because everyone was too scared to let these banks fail.
I'm not saying it was right or wrong but to say its all Labours fault is just a crock of ****, however its one that never fails to make me laugh especially as the people who blame all this on Labour are usually self professed conservatives who prattle on about the merits of the free market and personal responsibility where the answer to everything is privatisation.
Lets get real here.
The fact is the British film industry accounts for roughly 0.07% of the public purse. The UKFC specifically gets roughly £15 million a year funding, that's £150 million over 10 years. The films its funded over those 10 years have returned roughly £750 million.
The £15 million a year funding the UKFC receives is mostly made up from the national lottery.
I don't really see why anyone would be cheering from the rafters for this one, we could have funded the UKFC for 500 years with what we've spent on the Olympics.
Saying that i think i read something a few months ago about us spending over £100 million a year on benefits for dead people.
There is so much waste in our society this "cut" is quite frankly ridiculous. Its so minuscule its has no bearing on anything, in fact any potential "savings" for this year will be wiped out by the popes visit.
This was done for no other reason than public grandstanding, it saves nothing, it benefits nothing and as such is completely unnecessary