John Bird

The government is trying to keep us sweet with its ‘right to buy’ scheme for benefits claimants
Opinion

The government is trying to keep us sweet with its ‘right to buy’ scheme for benefits claimants

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family
Opinion

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family

We may have won World War II, but Ukraine proves its repercussions remain
politics

We may have won World War II, but Ukraine proves its repercussions remain

Green shoots of recovery can help break the cycle of poverty
John Bird

Green shoots of recovery can help break the cycle of poverty

Decades of initiatives didn’t solve poverty. What can we do now?
poverty

Decades of initiatives didn’t solve poverty. What can we do now?

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale
John Bird

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale

The gloom of war and poverty will find its way into the art of the future
Opinion

The gloom of war and poverty will find its way into the art of the future

Vast amounts are spent on poverty but the money doesn’t go into the pockets of people in need
Opinion

Vast amounts are spent on poverty but the money doesn’t go into the pockets of people in need

The path to ending homelessness starts with a little thing called hope
Opinion

The path to ending homelessness starts with a little thing called hope

Human survival depends on our ability to adapt
Opinion

Human survival depends on our ability to adapt

‘The Beatles were right to preach love. But it’s not all we need’
John Bird

‘The Beatles were right to preach love. But it’s not all we need’

‘At 19, I wanted to wake up famous like Lord Byron’
John Bird

‘At 19, I wanted to wake up famous like Lord Byron’

The world suddenly changes when we realise how foolish our leaders have been
John Bird

The world suddenly changes when we realise how foolish our leaders have been

Our most beautiful art treasures hide a multitude of sins
John Bird

Our most beautiful art treasures hide a multitude of sins

The climate crisis is now the biggest Issue we face
John Bird

The climate crisis is now the biggest Issue we face

Our leaders have failed us, but bitter and divisive public discourse isn’t helping
John Bird

Our leaders have failed us, but bitter and divisive public discourse isn’t helping

‘Strong voices should not take priority over strong arguments’
Opinion

‘Strong voices should not take priority over strong arguments’

This government cannot be trusted with the public purse
John Bird

This government cannot be trusted with the public purse

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world
Opinion

Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response
John Bird

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term
Opinion

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need
John Bird

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity
John Bird

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’
Opinion

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’

We should all be treated equally when in need
John Bird

We should all be treated equally when in need

How can we make politicians care about our future generations?
John Bird

How can we make politicians care about our future generations?

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world
John Bird

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world

Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes
John Bird

Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness
John Bird

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
Opinion

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
Opinion

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
Opinion

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue
Opinion

My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue

Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era
Opinion

Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era

How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?
Opinion

How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?

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