Opinion

‘People fall into addiction because they feel lost, alone, unhappy or just baffled by life’
Sam Delaney

‘People fall into addiction because they feel lost, alone, unhappy or just baffled by life’

Sam Delaney is wrestling with a difficult topic in conversations with his teenage daughter.

Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top
Hannah Gravett

Give yourself a break: The pandemic is punishing enough without a New Year’s Resolution on top

Why, after years of grief and isolation, are we still so obsessed with changing our bodies? Have we not been punished enough? 

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

The Big Issue’s founder John Bird remembers well the anxious times in his youth in the early Sixties, and is calling on the government to help our young people find their way to a brighter future.

Help make British Sign Language an official language
Rosie Cooper

Help make British Sign Language an official language

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat
Paul McNamee

Isolating the dying from their loved ones was a cruel mistake we must not repeat

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I was a lawyer in the Colston Four trial. History is not being erased, but given full voice
Raj Chada

I was a lawyer in the Colston Four trial. History is not being erased, but given full voice

The worst places to live in the UK? Britain’s run-down towns aren’t funny anymore
James McMahon

The worst places to live in the UK? Britain’s run-down towns aren’t funny anymore

The Nationality and Borders Bill is a slap in the face of the Windrush generation
Ramya Jaidev

The Nationality and Borders Bill is a slap in the face of the Windrush generation

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

The New Year brings a bounty of good things to look forward to
Paul McNamee

The New Year brings a bounty of good things to look forward to

Adam Boulton on why we can be cautiously optimistic for 2022
Adam Boulton

Adam Boulton on why we can be cautiously optimistic for 2022

We’re bringing back clapping for the NHS – but this time we’ll be Clapping For Action
Julia Patterson

We’re bringing back clapping for the NHS – but this time we’ll be Clapping For Action

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

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Despite the threat of Omicron, glorious uproar will erupt again
Paul McNamee

Despite the threat of Omicron, glorious uproar will erupt again

What it’s like to have your life put on hold by the Home Office
Abdullahi Yussuf

What it’s like to have your life put on hold by the Home Office

This is the reality of using a food bank at Christmas
Amie Alissa Watson

This is the reality of using a food bank at Christmas

Funding cuts and midwife shortages puts babies and mothers at risk
Opinion

Funding cuts and midwife shortages puts babies and mothers at risk

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

TV stars and footballers are fighting the good fight – but let’s not forget those less visible
Paul McNamee

TV stars and footballers are fighting the good fight – but let’s not forget those less visible

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example
Paddy Bettington

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example

The government’s new drugs strategy cannot win the ‘war on drugs’
Carla Denyer

The government’s new drugs strategy cannot win the ‘war on drugs’

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Don’t let media headlines blitz the decent side of human nature
Paul McNamee

Don’t let media headlines blitz the decent side of human nature

The Channel crossing deaths must be a turning point for this government
Minnie Rahman

The Channel crossing deaths must be a turning point for this government

We should all be treated equally when in need
John Bird

We should all be treated equally when in need

Why do we accept that people experiencing homelessness die so young?
Rick Henderson

Why do we accept that people experiencing homelessness die so young?

Why are homeless people still dying without dignity?
Andrew Knee

Why are homeless people still dying without dignity?

Sadiq Khan: ‘No-one should be left out in the cold this Christmas’
Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: ‘No-one should be left out in the cold this Christmas’

A quarter of a million renters risk losing their homes – they need help, not judgement
Paul McNamee

A quarter of a million renters risk losing their homes – they need help, not judgement

‘I didn’t want to be judgey and avoid the pub. Now I admit it – I hate being around drunk people’
Sam Delaney

‘I didn’t want to be judgey and avoid the pub. Now I admit it – I hate being around drunk people’

Citizenship is not a ‘privilege’ – the Borders Bill clause is a threat to ethnic minority Britons
Alba Kapoor

Citizenship is not a ‘privilege’ – the Borders Bill clause is a threat to ethnic minority Britons

We won’t keep 1.5 alive unless we make room for everyone at the table
Anna Johnston

We won’t keep 1.5 alive unless we make room for everyone at the table

Adele inspired me to thank my teachers. You should too
Tufayel Ahmed

Adele inspired me to thank my teachers. You should too

COP26 is over but the fight for survival is only getting started
Paul McNamee

COP26 is over but the fight for survival is only getting started