To be factually and grammatically correct maybe that should read 'Tories hate The Public'.
It's the latest in a probably futile attempt to make a political issue of the biggest white elephant since the millennium dome. Yes, we all know that it cost a lot of money and it isn't finished despite being in the being-built stage for many years and having been open for a year or so.
I still don't know who thought that West Bromwich needed to make an artistic contribution to the Black Country, but they should've looked to Walsall for inspiration. The Public has never fulfilled its remit, but now it's there surely we need to find a way to make it work?