Westminster

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?

Those with plenty have got plenty more out of recent crises, says John Bird – while we’re left with millions worried sick about fuel and food

Tory MP Neil Parish resigns after admitting twice watching porn in the House of Commons
Westminster sleaze

Tory MP Neil Parish resigns after admitting twice watching porn in the House of Commons

Tiverton and Honiton MP Parish, 65, said on the first occasion he had been looking at tractors and got onto another website “that had a very similar name”. The second time was deliberate.

The controversial new laws rushed through by the government this week
Politics

The controversial new laws rushed through by the government this week

Six new bills were passed at the last-minute this week ahead of the end of the parliamentary session. Here’s a round-up of what they are and why some are hugely unpopular.

What people are saying about the long-awaited levelling up white paper
Levelling up

What people are saying about the long-awaited levelling up white paper

The government’s levelling up policies are very similar to axed plans from 5 years ago
Levelling Up

The government’s levelling up policies are very similar to axed plans from 5 years ago

Advertisement
How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country
Levelling Up

How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country

This government cannot be trusted with the public purse
John Bird

This government cannot be trusted with the public purse

Nusrat Ghani Islamophobia scandal ‘could put ethnic minority women off a career in politics’
Politics

Nusrat Ghani Islamophobia scandal ‘could put ethnic minority women off a career in politics’

DWP discriminated against disabled people in switch to universal credit, says court
Universal Credit

DWP discriminated against disabled people in switch to universal credit, says court

‘Pensioners died without getting their due’ from DWP, says scathing report
pensions

‘Pensioners died without getting their due’ from DWP, says scathing report

MPs vote through ‘deeply depressing’ voter ID laws
Elections

MPs vote through ‘deeply depressing’ voter ID laws

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown
partygate

‘He is alone on this one’: Fury at Boris Johnson excuses after PMQs showdown

New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?
Politics

New Year’s Eve restrictions: What are the rules in my area?

Subscribe to The Big Issue

From just £3 per week

Take a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide a critical lifeline to our work. With each subscription we invest every penny back into supporting the network of sellers across the UK. A subscription also means you'll never miss the weekly editions of an award-winning publication, with each issue featuring the leading voices on life, culture, politics and social activism.

Keep up to date with The Big Issue. The leading voice on life, politics, culture and social activism direct to your inbox.