John Bird

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

John Bird: After the election we must make poverty prevention a reality
Opinion

John Bird: After the election we must make poverty prevention a reality

John Bird: Manchester attack shows the dark side of our super-connected world
Opinion

John Bird: Manchester attack shows the dark side of our super-connected world

John Bird: The death of Ian Brady shows that progress is a complex journey
Opinion

John Bird: The death of Ian Brady shows that progress is a complex journey

John Bird: Far from the election madness, a day with Ned Kelly
Opinion

John Bird: Far from the election madness, a day with Ned Kelly

John Bird: Old clothes, old music, old ideas. At least consumerism moves on
Opinion

John Bird: Old clothes, old music, old ideas. At least consumerism moves on

John Bird: My brother’s short life is a lesson in prevention
Opinion

John Bird: My brother’s short life is a lesson in prevention

John Bird: Stepping back in time made me see modern Britain’s not so bad
Opinion

John Bird: Stepping back in time made me see modern Britain’s not so bad

John Bird: Any cry to slow London’s pace of change has fallen on deaf ears
Opinion

John Bird: Any cry to slow London’s pace of change has fallen on deaf ears

John Bird: Marylebone’s wealth is obscuring the diversity of its past
Opinion

John Bird: Marylebone’s wealth is obscuring the diversity of its past

John Bird: Westminster attack shows prevention is key
Opinion

John Bird: Westminster attack shows prevention is key

John Bird: Times change but the laws of the market never will
Opinion

John Bird: Times change but the laws of the market never will

John Bird: Even for me, A Street Cat Named Bob was an eye-opener
Opinion

John Bird: Even for me, A Street Cat Named Bob was an eye-opener

John Bird: Drawing a line in the sand after the politics of neglect
Politics

John Bird: Drawing a line in the sand after the politics of neglect

John Bird: This could be the law that changes everything
Opinion

John Bird: This could be the law that changes everything

John Bird: So we ditch Brexit. But what then?
Opinion

John Bird: So we ditch Brexit. But what then?

John Bird: Time for some new progressives to ride into the frame
Opinion

John Bird: Time for some new progressives to ride into the frame

John Bird: By coming to The Big Issue George Michael befriended the neglected
Opinion

John Bird: By coming to The Big Issue George Michael befriended the neglected

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