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Friday, 8 April 2011

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Today many celebrities gathered to deliver a petition to Downing Street to protest at the budget cuts for the arts, as part of the government's austerity drive to prevent the UK from becoming bankrupt.

At the head of the protests was Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, best known for his role in the film X-Men.

He said, "It is terrible. The arts is a very poor industry and relies heavily on government handouts. I myself have taken many cash in hand jobs from government ministers - not that I need them with the vast wealth I earn from repeats of the X-Men franchise. But what this government is doing to us is worse than when the Borg captured me."

"I might have to resort to visiting sci-fi conventions and selling copies of my autobiography to earn a living. Never mind all those successful million-pound West-End shows I've been involved in, they would never have got made without government handouts."

"If the government stops supporting the arts, then nobody will ever see a play or television programme again. It would truly be awful."

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