The Labour party has been criticised for "boasting" about its plans to cut the arts budget if it is elected in May's general election.
The party was responding to claims within a critical dossier on its spending plans released by the Conservatives on Monday.
The Conservatives said Labour has £20.7bn of extra spending it has not yet found a way to pay for, which Labour leader Ed Miliband said was "completely false".
The party's press team went through the dossier attempting to debunk various criticisms of its spending plans.
However, this pledge to go ahead with arts funding cuts hasn't gone down very well.
Writers like Neil Gaiman and Simon Blackwell have accused Labour of "bragging" about the cuts.
While others said the pledge might be enough to convince them to vote for someone other than Labour.
However, the party is standing by its pledge to cut the arts budget. On Monday, shadow chancellor Ed Balls told the BBC's World at One:
I'm afraid there will be no new money in 2015/16 for the Arts Council and for the culture budget over the plans we inherit because I have said very clearly the 2015/16 plans are our starting point and we will only spend more if we can find cuts elsewhere.
Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.
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