Paul McNamee is the Editor of The Big issue
"Sticking on pig masks, carrying flaming torches, chanting about class war and attacking a café does not do anything of value"
"Not taking The Big Issue magazine after buying it removes the self-respect vendors earn as traders"
"A starting point needs to be the question: what makes society better? Start there, and then grow"
"The image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead on that Turkish beach has become one of the defining images of our time"
"Last week's House of Lords appointments serve its critics - but there are people in there trying to do good"
"It is worth remembering that things aren’t always as bleak as we allow ourselves to hear they are"
"Jeremy Corbyn is tapping into the same vein that Nigel Farage hit during the election: an appetite for radical change"
"Maybe some charities do need to close or amalgamate, but we need to watch out for the collateral damage"
"The detail of things, the onion layers that reveal ever more layers, is where we need to dig in"
"To have to stare at that abyss of grief Nick Cave and his family now face is almost unimaginable"
"Our winning cover said so much about the brutality of conflict. And the standing ovation was moving and righteous"
"Challenging previously unchallengeable pillars of British society is welcome. But don’t turn it into a blood sport"
"When the Palace gets the scaffold down, open the doors. Charge tourists to visit. Charge them to have their picture taken on the balcony"
"We must not allow the worst of society to turn on those who need support"
"Signing an online petition should be the start of something, not part of an endgame"
"Charlotte Church is saying she's prepared to make a sacrifice for the good of others..."
"In Britain it’s the characters on the fringes that have the talent and the real heart - we must help them"
"Attending a wedding in Ireland, I thought: imagine not allowing this for two people on the grounds of sexuality?"
"Neatly sidestepped in the spider memos furore was the corrosive influence of single-issue lobbyists selling their wares"
"What this election means for the poorest in society is the key question that will have to be answered"
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