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Last Night of the Proms - Kulcher Minister wants to downgrade it

Margaret Hodge is launching an attack on the Proms, claiming they are culturally narrow and fail to unite all Britons.

The Kulcher Minister suggests that the series of concerts lacks common values that apply to all those living in multicultural Britain.

Mrs Hodge's remarks are part of a keynote speech today at the Institute of Public Policy Research - which covers the role of culture in developing a strong national identity.

She will say: "The audience for many of our greatest cultural events - I'm thinking in particular of the Proms - is still a long way from demonstrating that people from different backgrounds feel at ease in being part of this.

"I know this is not about making every audience completely representative, but if we claim great things for [cultural] sectors in terms of their power to bring people together, then we have the right to expect they will do that wherever they can."