Paul McNamee the Editor of The Big issue
"Sometimes there are no easy answers - but the truth must be sought"
"If politicians really want to serve us, perhaps they should first watch Richard Briers TV shows..."
"There are parts of Britain where The Big Issue doesn’t reach. So we’ve come up with a new subscription service"
"Political chiefs should stop game-playing and working towards the next election, but show ambition and fearlessness"
"Birmingham sank the best part of £200m into a new library. A LIBRARY! For the people"
"The cuts to legal aid are about everyone. Those most in need of help are those most likely to lose out"
"In this age of big data, where nothing is left to chance, creative instinct can be skewered on the altar of stats"
"Centrica are licensed to provide an essential element for all of our lives. There is a responsibility that goes with that"
"Sometimes the value that a great piece of music has is not easily quantifiable"
"We can never tire of repeating the core Big Issue message: vendors are working"
"What would it say about us if we decided we couldn’t help those who had lost everything?"
"Big Issue vendors are a vital and recognisable part of communities - which includes shopping centres"
"No amount of focus groups can grasp the glorious, messy lives we live"
"There is a reality in this TV show that can’t be avoided. Life on benefits stinks"
"It is human to wonder whether the mass casualties of both world wars was worth the result. This does not make you unpatriotic..."
"The #celebrateyourvendor phrase began to trend and it became our mantra of 2013"
"MPs will have to get a pay rise at some point - otherwise it will be a parliament of landed wealth"
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"Julie Bailey's whistleblowing brought about a review of the entire system by the boss of NHS England"
"The wrongness of succumbing to unnecessary 'two for one' offers while others queue at foodbanks cannot be lost on us"
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