Friday, September 14, 2001

In the light of the World Trade Center disaster, everything has to be reassessed. Our magazine was about to go to press. This month's cover feature is about how the Climate Change Levy is a blunt instrument, forcing round pegs into square holes, hindering rather than helping industry. We had commissioned an artist to paint the cover picture - a hammer knocking factory chimneys into square holes, smashing some of them. The shattered remains are eerily remniscent of the ruins of the WTC. Clearly, we can't run it - I am going to have to spend all day trying to make it look less contentious.

Still, it's not as contentious as the cover art for the album Party Music by the Coup, which showed the World Trade Center exploding. The cover art was designed in July and has, of course, been pulled.

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