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Issue 1467 - The Archbishop and The Big Issue

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The Archbishop and The Big Issue
Our vendor Lee Welham recently struck up a friendship with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby – and hatched a plan to get him to don a tabard and go unannounced among his flock to get an insight into life as a vendor: “It really struck me that people weren’t looking me in the eye, people were head down, I could see people crossing the road,” he says. “But when someone did buy a magazine it felt good.”

Stay tuned for more on bigissue.com and a video from the day coming soon. All credit to Lee who put this all together.

Windrush and toppling statues
As the culture wars rage on, debate has its place, says Sir Geoff Palmer but as the country wrestles with its sense of identity, some voices must carry more weight. We also find out ahead of Windrush Day what happened to the promise to compensate those wrongly caught up in the scandal to deport legitimate British residents.

Also inside
- Celebrated musician Julian Lloyd Webber talks about the longest relationship he ever had – with his cello – in a Letter To My Younger Self
- Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte, who played Walt Jr, triumphs in a new role and talks about disability representation on screen
- What environmental crises tell us about racial injustice
- Fact/Fiction – could Euro-inspired national pride land you in trouble with the law?
- And don’t miss the My Pitch interview with Exeter Sean McEvoy. He has an incredible story and is moving on after being given a boost by The Big Issue and we wish him all the best!
Plus so much more if you can believe it…

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