Paul McNamee is the Editor of The Big issue
"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"
"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"
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