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Issue 1446 - Dear Politicians

Dear politicians…
As part of our #todayfortomorrow campaign, we asked schools for their input in the Future Generations Bill. We run some of these responses inside – plus one from 9-year-old Annie on the cover!

Maria Mazzucato
The renowned economist says the challenges we face are so big we have to rewrite the rule book on governance

Portraits of the Landscape Artist of the Year presenters
Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan chat to each other about the importance of art, living very different lives in lockdown and Zumba

Also inside

-Comedian Zoe Lyons tells us why her dream gig was worth the wait
-Marcus Ryder explains why we have to turn the notion of diversity on its head and realise minorities are the new majority
-Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter says he’s still got a lot of growing up to do
-We look at musicians who are struggling after falling through the gaps in government support schemes
-We hear from street paper vendors in Washington DC on a momentous month in the nation’s capital
-And in Fact/Fiction we discover if kiwis and coke really carry Covid

Plus much more!

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