Hanau Terror Attack: is Germany facing a resurgence of the far right? And why Turner on the new £20 note means so much
Germany fears the rise of the far right after a neo-Nazi gunman killed nine people in drive-by shootings. Tobias R also killed his mother before taking his own life, and left behind a video and note expressing “extreme” views on immigrants. The Leader speaks to the Evening Standard’s Allan Hall in Berlin, who tells us this is the latest in a series of killings connected to the far right, and the neo-Nazis pose “a very, very dangerous threat”.
Turner’s art: off the wall & into people’s hands:
One of the UK’s most loved artists, JMW Turner, is the new face of the £20 note. He is known for his paintings of the Thames, imaginative landscapes and striking maritime scenes, including his famed The Fighting Temeraire . But, he was also a radical of his time using his art to expose 19th century exploitation and slavery. An unveiling of the new note was held at the Tate Britain, which houses many of his best known works, and the Evening Standard’s arts correspondent Robert Dex joins the podcast to explain why this is more than just a simple painting on a bank note.
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