whoUK Health Minister of Parliament, Matt Hancock appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain citing the film Contagion as one of his inspirations for his response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Matt Hancock says the film Contagion was ‘not his only’ source of advice on the issue of vaccines.

He says based on the epidemiological advice he was focused on ensuring the UK production of the vaccine protected the UK first.

Watch GMB👉https://t.co/6iQ6ebeOEQ pic.twitter.com/NYUaenJpxe

— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) February 3, 2021

For some strange reason, he appears to find this funny. Watch the video to see for yourself. Why am I posting about it here on a blog about creativity?

Well, this exchange made me think along these lines: Contagion = film. Film = creative industry. Government looks to the said creative industry to solve its problems, right?

It sure seems like it doesn’t it. But what support has the Government…

Buju Banton talks candidly about music, culture and politics with Robbo Ranx on Dancehall 360

For some artists, it is about following a trend and copying others who set those trends, but at some point we break out and find ourselves. That point can be liberating for many and is often the point we realise the key was to stay true to ourselves. People follow the things they hate, as much as what they love, and the debate which it creates is in itself “art”.

In this exclusive interview with Robbo Rankx, Dancehall legend, Buju Banton (a.k.a. Gargamel) tells his story about his artistic career. From his break at the age of 19 right up until today. He talks about everything from his humble beginnings right up, to giving back to the community. Banton also acknowledges Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones as great performers with inspirational energy.

Buju also speaks to Robbo about his time in the UK, visiting Birmingham…