Brussels is sparing a thought for filmmakers in the newly acceding member states, reports the Independent. The idea is to facilitate subsidies to help films from our soon-to-be brother countries stand up to the Hollywood juggernaut.
But off in one corner there’s a villain twirling his moustaches. That would be France, which doesn’t like the idea. Now, if nos amis were taking a principled stand against subsidies of any sort, as a good liberal I could only applaud. But if France is about to abandon state support for its own ‘exceptionalism’, I must have missed the memo. Why is it that hypocrisy is always called an English vice?