Paul McNamee is the Editor of The Big issue
"In Vendor Week, a host of well-known faces discovered just how hard a job it is sell the magazine"
"Gary Neville highlighted the issue of homelessness - and during Vendor Week, other well-known faces will be doing the same"
"We shouldn't always glorify the old-school industrial - and our consumption society offers reasons to be cheerful"
"Good fences don’t necessarily make good neighbours. There is another way..."
"Maybe you're one of the 10,000 Brits who still watch black and white TV. If so, I salute you..."
"No cut happens in isolation, but neither will any great idea – The Big Issue can help you to fix broken Britain"
"When it’s dark, there are very human successes that offer pinpricks of light. We just have to keep our eyes open"
"People are more likely to buy the magazine at this time of year. From wherever this springs, it is a GOOD response"
"Hope does not house nor feed. But it offers something. And we should find a way to nurture it"
"Britain’s big leap forward, including the homebuilding revolution, will come through the grassroots and social enterprises"
"As time moves and people search for answers and ways ahead, words will be the driver"
"The Snooper's Charter is a part of our growing surveillance culture – the result of a lack of faith in each other"
"Nothing sharpens the mind more than children illustrating their idea of Christmas while living in a homeless hostel"
"Cut in half, Rick Clement is determined to walk again. Yet his focus is not all on himself..."
"There is an uncomfortable irony of a well-meaning tweet about dissidents sent on an iPhone made by repressed Chinese workers"
"While there is clever government rhetoric on being the party for the workers, the reality tells a different story"
"By being reformist about rehabilitation, Michael Gove is taking ground usually populated by Labour"
"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"
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