John Bird

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?

John Bird: It’s a universal truth – if the plan is rotten we need a new one
Opinion

John Bird: It’s a universal truth – if the plan is rotten we need a new one

Captivated by a truly childlike vision
Opinion

Captivated by a truly childlike vision

John Bird: With useless friends, the poor will always fall prey to the wolves
Opinion

John Bird: With useless friends, the poor will always fall prey to the wolves

John Bird: The right to die in the street – what kind of right is that?
Opinion

John Bird: The right to die in the street – what kind of right is that?

Social trading: Lord John Bird’s ‘One Million Tea Towel Challenge’
Ethical Shopping

Social trading: Lord John Bird’s ‘One Million Tea Towel Challenge’

John Bird: We must move on from Dickens-style sentimental poverty
Opinion

John Bird: We must move on from Dickens-style sentimental poverty

Cutting prisoner numbers needs a prevention plan, not half-baked thinking
Opinion

Cutting prisoner numbers needs a prevention plan, not half-baked thinking

John Bird: Shambala Festival – young, committed and ready for a Big Plan
Opinion

John Bird: Shambala Festival – young, committed and ready for a Big Plan

John Bird: After the laughs in Edinburgh have died, homelessness will remain
Opinion

John Bird: After the laughs in Edinburgh have died, homelessness will remain

John Bird: Piet Mondrian – one man can’t change everything all by himself
Opinion

John Bird: Piet Mondrian – one man can’t change everything all by himself

John Bird: The Trump story shows that moral outrage can backfire
Opinion

John Bird: The Trump story shows that moral outrage can backfire

John Bird: After Brexit, the face of consumerism must change to fight poverty
Politics

John Bird: After Brexit, the face of consumerism must change to fight poverty

John Bird: People living in poverty can be part of their own solution
Opinion

John Bird: People living in poverty can be part of their own solution

John Bird: ‘Sociable housing’ could help people climb out of poverty
Opinion

John Bird: ‘Sociable housing’ could help people climb out of poverty

John Bird: My first private member’s bill will make borrowing fairer
Opinion

John Bird: My first private member’s bill will make borrowing fairer

John Bird: Grenfell teaches us that we need local powers more than ever
Opinion

John Bird: Grenfell teaches us that we need local powers more than ever

John Bird: When you buy, leave a trail of good behind you
Opinion

John Bird: When you buy, leave a trail of good behind you

We must build a coalition to prevent poverty
Opinion

We must build a coalition to prevent poverty