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Politics: Do judge a report by its cover


Much has been made of Lord Heseltine's investigation into the country's economic growth (or lack, thereof). But perhaps most illuminating of all is his report's cover.

A cartoon image depicts the former deputy PM, coiffure resplendent, using his Tarzan-like strength to search the land for ways to grow. The dodgy clip art aside, it marks a welcome change from the usual approach to similar documents, which rely on the sort of dull designs that could induce comas in anyone unfortunate enough to have to read the thing.

Far be it for us to judge reports by their covers, but if more looked like this, perhaps engaging the populace on the drier issues wouldn't be so hard.