Opera backer attacks government
from the BBC website
Alberto Vilar, who has helped finance the renovation of London's Royal Opera House, has attacked the UK Government for its treatment of arts benefactors.
"In Germany and Austria the chancellor and the president invite me to dinner, and have given me honours - but here in Britain nobody in government has called me up, nobody has talked to me," the Sunday Times reported Mr Vilar as saying.
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Should he have been invited to No.10 for dinner?