Should Resident Advisor hand back their £750k bailout?

This is the question that I ask of Resident Advisor, the British taxpayer funded and plague rave profiteering outfit. I do not ask such a question lightly, so allow me to explain.

Last October, it was confirmed by Arts Council England that Resident Advisor was being given £750,000 of public money to stop them from going under. At the time, their owners complained that the company had lost some 95% of its income during the pandemic.

It now appears that the self-styled RA have written an article about plague raves in Tulum in Mexico, one of the countries with the highest death rates in the world from Covid-19. At the end of the article, there is an astonishing admission that they themselves have been selling tickets for such events.

So, given that Resident Advisor is now quite literally willing to profit from sickness and death, I wonder whether the British taxpayer – and let’s not forget the UK has seen some 126,000 deaths with Covid-19 – would be happy knowing they had bailed out a company engaged in such practices?

And what would Arts Council England themselves make of such a revelation? I’m tired now after a particularly busy weekend, but tomorrow? I’m going to send them an email to find out just what they think…