- Rob Day
400 Musicians Gather to Protest Outside Parliament
Less than 24 hours after Chancellor Rishi Sunak displayed an apparent disregard for the importance of creative careers in the face of the impending post-covid recession, a defiant cohort of understandably distressed musicians have taken to the streets to protest in force.
When asked about the creative industry on ITV News, Sunak said: “I can’t pretend that everyone can do exactly the same job that they were doing at the beginning of this crisis."
These comments follow on from equally worrying sentiments from Health Minister Helen Whateley declared that it doesn’t make sense” to keep supporting jobs in the nightlife sector.
As a result, a 400 strong mass of distressed musicians have gathered outside the houses of parliament for a perform that saw Conductor David Hill lead the performers in a short segment of Mars, from Holst's The Planets, before a held a two-minute silence was held.
Many have expressed their anger towards with attitude of disregard towards the UK creative industries, with many prominent musicians and DJs speaking out.