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