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We need a New Deal to save the arts. Here’s how it should work

Between 1935 and 1943, FDR's Federal Art Project provided precious employment for thousands of artists across America. We need a similar programme today in the UK to ensure the creative industries—and the economy at large—can thrive

Postponed show notices on posters at The Nottingham Arts Theatre in Nottingham after NHS England announced that the coronavirus death toll had reached 137 in the UK.

Are we all Rooseveltians now? Certainly it seems the cabinet are. On Saturday, in a speech at the Ditchley Institute, Michael Gove praised the president who led the US through the Great Depression and the Second World War.

Franklin D Roosevelt said Gove, managed to “save capitalism, restore faith in democracy, indeed extend its dominion, renovate the reputation of Government, set his country on…

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