Colette Davies discusses the apparent double standards of government policy. From the University of Nottingham’s Impact:
We might all be a little bit too old to have read it, but I am sure that nearly all of us have heard of it: The Gruffalo. This enigmatic and endearing book has been heralded as the most popular children’s literature of this decade and its author, Julia Donaldson, has been campaigning hard against the government’s proposed initiative to cut library funding across the nation. The word “initiative” embodies an idea – a good idea with positive outcomes and resolves an issue. Yet this is far from what this “initiative” would be.
Donaldson has used her fame as Children’s Laureate to cast a spotlight on the government’s plans to close 250 libraries across Britain. This restrictive initiative follows their spending cuts on libraries only earlier this year, when the library budget was drastically cut by 30% to £862,000. A question that is most certainly paramount at this point is: what is the government’s incentive in proposing such a restrictive initiative?
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