Paul McNamee is the Editor of The Big issue
"The sentimentality of Christmas leads to feelings that lead to action. This is to be applauded"
"No matter how clear the reasoning, or the empirical knowledge, there is a human hunger to hope for something more..."
"We are becoming willing accomplices in a dash to make us consumers of everything all the time"
"The problem with claiming a historical imperative over elements of identity is fixing a place to draw the line"
“Those in Westminster are removed from realities arguing in abstracts that seem to have little bearing on our lives”
"Just because John Lewis manipulates us and is trying to sell us something doesn’t mean what they are saying is ultimately any less true"
"It should never be forgotten that in war 18-year-old boys get their legs and arms blown off"
"Exploring such buildings can inspire and enlighten. If admittance is charged, then untapped interests will remain forever untapped"
"Imagine the loneliness of seeing the world move at pace around you but you’re in a bubble of solitude..."
"Nuclear is an option. But why cede control to a big player from France, as EDF are?"
"Our political leaders claim that what they do is for you and me, but the evidence is difficult to divine"
"The Big Issue is part of the fabric of Britain, our vendors are key and valued parts of communities"
"This thing that has been started, a desire for greater self-determination, is reaching beyond Hadrian’s Wall"
"The idea of people being turned off by politics is redundant. Some 97% of those eligible in Scotland have registered to vote"
"Three fights, one month, a future unwritten. These are interesting times..."
"For a nation to succeed, a meritocracy, not an old school tie, must be the hardwired means to achieve"
"It takes great absurdists like Gerry Anderson to lift us beyond the mud and see things clearer..."
"Address the issue of numbers, yes - but we need people coming here to do jobs that Britons can’t or won’t"
"Rogeting is understandable because the stakes are so high, but we end up with diminishing returns"
"Over the next few weeks, people will look to tell the ‘real’ story of the Games..."
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