John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity
John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity

Austerity always costs us more in the long run, Big Issue founder John Bird warns the government

Austerity doesn’t add up and hits those in need hardest
Opinion

Austerity doesn’t add up and hits those in need hardest

To measure the cost of cuts, John Bird says we need to follow the money

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight
John Bird

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight

Big Issue founder John Bird hopes the new PM can help those with the least through the difficult times we’re facing

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?
Opinion

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen
Opinion

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen

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We can’t afford for Truss to be conservative in her outlook
Opinion

We can’t afford for Truss to be conservative in her outlook

Big Issue founder Lord Bird pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth on news of her death
Queen Elizabeth

Big Issue founder Lord Bird pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth on news of her death

More than 30 years on, my fight to prevent mass poverty continues
John Bird

More than 30 years on, my fight to prevent mass poverty continues

What Lenin got right about capitalism
Opinion

What Lenin got right about capitalism

In a tent in Devon, having a field day
John Bird

In a tent in Devon, having a field day

Liz Truss takes the credit for my idea, but the underlying causes of inequality remain
John Bird

Liz Truss takes the credit for my idea, but the underlying causes of inequality remain

Elvis set the world on fire – now we need to turn the heat down and address the climate crisis
society

Elvis set the world on fire – now we need to turn the heat down and address the climate crisis

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity
John Bird

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity

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If we’re going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners
John Bird

If we’re going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners

Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge
John Bird

Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge

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

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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’