John Bird

John Bird: Make the path to good pay fairer and we’ll destroy poverty
Opinion

John Bird: Make the path to good pay fairer and we’ll destroy poverty

John Bird: This summer it’s time to understand the reasons for Brexit
Politics

John Bird: This summer it’s time to understand the reasons for Brexit

John Bird: The best way to preserve the Welfare State is to reinvent it
Opinion

John Bird: The best way to preserve the Welfare State is to reinvent it

John Bird: It’ll take a Rolls-Royce service to write off poverty
Opinion

John Bird: It’ll take a Rolls-Royce service to write off poverty

John Bird: The Guardians of the Arches battle to save us from an urban abyss
Opinion

John Bird: The Guardians of the Arches battle to save us from an urban abyss

John Bird: For a fairer world we need to shake up the social mix
Opinion

John Bird: For a fairer world we need to shake up the social mix

John Bird: We can’t let poverty undermine the NHS
Opinion

John Bird: We can’t let poverty undermine the NHS

John Bird: Monarchy as a benign money-spinner. What a princely idea
Opinion

John Bird: Monarchy as a benign money-spinner. What a princely idea

John Bird: The time is right for a new-ism
Opinion

John Bird: The time is right for a new-ism

John Bird: Despite their woes, it’s the world that’s in debt to Greece
Opinion

John Bird: Despite their woes, it’s the world that’s in debt to Greece

John Bird: Think of the children, the market certainly does
Opinion

John Bird: Think of the children, the market certainly does

John Bird: Windrushers fed me and housed me. They deserve only our respect
Opinion

John Bird: Windrushers fed me and housed me. They deserve only our respect

John Bird: Wales is at the cutting edge of poverty prevention
Opinion

John Bird: Wales is at the cutting edge of poverty prevention

John Bird: Helping people requires some detective work
Opinion

John Bird: Helping people requires some detective work

John Bird: Data overload, but nothing about how to make opposites attract
Opinion

John Bird: Data overload, but nothing about how to make opposites attract

John Bird: Bookshops are a social necessity that can’t be allowed to die
Opinion

John Bird: Bookshops are a social necessity that can’t be allowed to die

John Bird: World history is the list of things we didn’t mean to happen
Opinion

John Bird: World history is the list of things we didn’t mean to happen

John Bird: When it comes to health, have faith in the alternatives
Opinion

John Bird: When it comes to health, have faith in the alternatives

John Bird: Sex and money – the things we should be teaching our kids
Opinion

John Bird: Sex and money – the things we should be teaching our kids

John Bird: The low-wage economy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea
Opinion

John Bird: The low-wage economy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea

John Bird: Unlike Harry Potter, poverty isn’t a fantasy
Opinion

John Bird: Unlike Harry Potter, poverty isn’t a fantasy

John Bird: Art can change the world in so many ways
Opinion

John Bird: Art can change the world in so many ways

John Bird: We are truly in the lap of the human gods
Opinion

John Bird: We are truly in the lap of the human gods

John Bird: Voilà, the special relationship de nos jours
Opinion

John Bird: Voilà, the special relationship de nos jours

John Bird: Put your name to The Big Issue health pledge
Opinion

John Bird: Put your name to The Big Issue health pledge

John Bird: Kindness and other bear necessities
Opinion

John Bird: Kindness and other bear necessities

John Bird: The evidence suggests we’re not closing in on poverty
Opinion

John Bird: The evidence suggests we’re not closing in on poverty

John Bird: The Big Issue’s Christmas single delivers an important message
Opinion

John Bird: The Big Issue’s Christmas single delivers an important message

John Bird: Hope of a better life can bring people in from the cold
Opinion

John Bird: Hope of a better life can bring people in from the cold

John Bird: If only Bob Cratchit had been trained instead of haunted
Opinion

John Bird: If only Bob Cratchit had been trained instead of haunted

John Bird: But what about prevention, Mr Chancellor?
Opinion

John Bird: But what about prevention, Mr Chancellor?

John Bird: What are friends for if not disdain?
Opinion

John Bird: What are friends for if not disdain?

John Bird: Trial by media, and why we should fear it
Opinion

John Bird: Trial by media, and why we should fear it

John Bird: From Lenin to job justice via pensions. There’s power in numbers
Opinion

John Bird: From Lenin to job justice via pensions. There’s power in numbers

John Bird: I will miss Eric. But how can we help others with mental illness?
Opinion

John Bird: I will miss Eric. But how can we help others with mental illness?

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