The Spring 2006 issue of Critical Quarterly leads with an essay by Andrew Brighton, about the Arts Council. “Consumed by the political: the ruination of the Arts Council” opens with the sterling suggestion that the Council and all its regional variations be abolished. You can guess the rest, but the argument is very elegantly put. On a similar note, Munira Mirza has followed up her recent report on the value of arts in regeneration, with an anthology titled Culture Vultures: Is UK Arts Policy Damaging The Arts?. (PDF, 500kb)