Friday 16 March 2007

Relief as moratorium on culture announced

News that there will be no new culture over the next year has come as welcome relief for millions of people struggling to keep up with the relentless number of films, novels, plays and exhibitions released every month. Tessa Jowell, announcing the moratorium in Parliament yesterday, confirmed that there would be a ban on all new culture for twelve months to give everyone a chance to catch up. Film and literature fan Stella Tayo welcomed the news. "To be honest, the amount of new stuff that comes out is enormously daunting, you just can't keep up with it," she said last night. "And the backlog gets worse every year," she added. "I'm only halfway through series three of 24, I'm at series six of the West Wing and I haven't even started on The Wire. I'm drowning here."

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