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Sam West and Mark Wallace on politics and the arts

The majority of artists in the world of writing, painting, and comedy are generally thought of as being on the left politically, leaving modern artists Gilbert and George or the author PJ O'Rourke as rare exceptions.

In a Daily Politics film, Giles Dilnot spoke to actor Samuel West, who is the chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, and to ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace.

They looked at the politics of the arts, its funding and why right-leaning artists may be less keen to declare their political views.

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