Tories to reverse free entry for museums

by Stephen Tall on June 17, 2007

Hot-on-the-heels of the grammar school debacle, the Tories have unveiled a fresh way to lose votes.

It’s the turn of Hugo Swire, Tory culture spokesman, to come up with this week’s U-turn-in-waiting:

“We do not want to ban free admissions, but we believe museums and galleries should have the right to charge if they wish to.”

According to today’s Sunday Telegraph, “a recent poll showed the measure, which costs the Government £40 million a year subsidy, is the most popular policy introduced by Labour since its election in 1997.”

Place your bets now for how long this Tory policy will last.