Woke activists 
of the art world need to learn that life isn’t fair

The Turner. The Booker. The Nobel. Name any prize for creative endeavour and with the pleasure of hindsight it’s clear where they got it wrong or at least could have done much better. It’s also evident how politics and fads have always played a part.

But this year’s Turner Prize is something else entirely. At their insistence, it has been shared by the four shortlisted artists in an act of “solidarity”. Pitting migration, patriarchy, civil rights and torture (the predictably worthy subject matters of their entries) against each other would be divisive, they claimed.

You might call that sportsman-like, but where will the solidarity end? Will the Turner take to heart the mania of inclusiveness…