Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What sort of artists run the MOD?

The MOD has admitted spending £272,000 on a couple of paintings for its new HQ. In keeping with our times the paintings are modernistic blobs of colour and a spokesman was disparaging about the idea of putting “second rate” paintings of “dead admirals” on the walls.

It is probably expecting too much to think that the MOD might want to celebrate the deeds of admirals like Nelson who saved Britain from being invaded by the Hitler of his time. But a time when soldiers are being sent of to war without the proper equipment one might have expected them to have priorities other than new paintings.

The full article from the Telegraph is on this link.


Blogger Fidothedog said...

Well said, such a tragic waste of money that could be used to arm our troops on the ground rather than the fine officer class.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Sheppard said...

It always amuses me how Government Deprtments feel perfectly happy at spending money... no - our money on nice things that only they will benefit from.

They want to get a good dose of the pivate sector in them and see how hard it is to order stationery - let alone fine art!

2:42 AM  

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