There’s a really good piece in the current Variant (Issue 42 | Winter 2011) which collates some critical feedback on the interview that Variant – in the shape of Daniel Jewesbury – conducted earlier this year with Creative Scotland’s Chief Executive, Andrew Dixon (Variant 41 | Spring 2011 http://www.variant.org.uk/issue41.html). Much of the published feedback and negative criticism of Dixon’s position and argumentation as presented in that article, and of Creative Scotland’s Corporate Plan, is centred on the incontrovertible issue of the non-neutral status of language – ‘Language is Never Neutral’ is the title of the article. So, criticism of Dixon and the Corporate plan is often based on the assertion that changing ‘funding’ to ‘investment’, for example, is going to be inevitably much more…