Can we afford to lose Tracey?

by Neil Thomas
October 13th, 2009

It has taken me a week to recover from the shock, horror and profound sadness at the news that the artist Tracey Emin might move to France to avoid the rapacious demands of higher rate UK tax because “at least in France politicians have always understood the importance of culture and they have helped out artists with subsidy and some tax advantages”.

Will her going mean that for art in Britain the writing is on the… inside of the tent?

Comments (2)

Does Tracey realise that the great and good of French culture have been moving to Switzerland for years in a bid to escape crippling tax rates for the mega rich? Johnny Hallyday made the move in 2007… causing the kind of stir that Emin could only dream of.

Posted by The Francophile • 13 October 2009, 10:19

In related news , officials make pitch to lure UK bosses, Switzerland is now actively soliciting our rich…

Posted by Matthew • 13 October 2009, 10:33

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