Paul McNamee is the Editor of The Big issue
"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"
"Real change is coming from the ground up, grassroots movements that are beginning to effect proper change"
"We’re in the midst of an increasingly catty election campaign, and everything is refracted through a bizarre prism"
"The DUP, with more seats than Ukip, the Greens and Plaid Cymru combined, could be the party to swing this election"
"We complain about soundbite culture, but we really need to step up ourselves"
"At any age we should be susceptible to unfiltered delight or deep gloom. It’s honest"
"The idea that the whole of Britain is unquestionably resurgent is not something the whole of Britain will swallow"
"These people are responding to problems they see around them and using their talents to benefit society"
"There will always be a thirst to discover the new. The Dress and Japanese cat islands are just another side of it"
"Under current laws, the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four would have struggled to see any compensation"
"If there is a serious attempt to make work work for the young unemployed, show the routemap"
"We should celebrate that we live in an age when scientific rigour can help us leap forward and make lives better"
"When experts speak, politicians should listen, learn and act. Not just pay lip service..."
"Blunt won on points but Bryant had a point. We need to make schools real places of opportunity”"
"Let's see politicians grasp the nettle of local tax. It's not sexy or easy, but it's the realism and honesty we need"
"Good people will always outnumber those who decide their life is worth more than the life of someone else"
"It is easy to accept prevailing moods and move with them. We mustn’t, though. It’s important that we challenge everything"
"Sometimes the sheer daily battle can become too much. At that time it’s worth stopping and looking up..."
"The sentimentality of Christmas leads to feelings that lead to action. This is to be applauded"
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