Issue 1241

25 Jun 2018
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Follow the Money
China doesn’t do imperialism, according to its president. But what it does do is use its massive economic power to try to buy political power in the UK and the rest of Europe. Should the west be more resistant to its overtures, asks Jamie Kenny.

TV dinners
You’ve binged on the series but would you binge on the food? From steamy vampire-inspired nibbles to the puddings of a British stately home, Sophie Haydock tests the recipes inspired by our favourite TV shows.

Cut and paste
Peter Kennard’s work was bought by the Imperial War Museum and hangs in the Tate. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the leading political artist and pioneer of photomontage is now in any way establishment, warns Roger Ratcliffe.

Plus… News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy on Billy Caldwell and cannabis oil, Don Letts writes a letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.