Columnists

Samira Ahmed

As we cross into 2014, follow Bennett and look both ways

Samira Ahmed

"Connect not just your own past and future, but ask where those in charge have come from and where they are taking us"

John Bird

2014: The year that changed everything

John Bird

Look at what we've achieved in 2014... at this rate, all the world's problems will soon be solved

Paul McNamee

Making history

Paul McNamee

"It is human to wonder whether the mass casualties of both world wars was worth the result. This does not make you unpatriotic..."

Paul McNamee

Vendors of the year

Paul McNamee

"The #celebrateyourvendor phrase began to trend and it became our mantra of 2013"

Paul McNamee

Season's Greetings

Paul McNamee

"MPs will have to get a pay rise at some point - otherwise it will be a parliament of landed wealth"

John Bird

This is what we're about

John Bird

"My reason for starting The Big Issue was to lift people out of crime – and we have done"

John Bird

Trade not aid is the answer for those parked in poverty

John Bird

"The first government to run out of money is turning on the poor to do the rescue job"

Paul McNamee

Reach out

Paul McNamee

Avoid being a moaning bully. Be the opposite of that.

The sky is the limit – even in India

Brendan O'Neill

"Space ventures do not feed stomachs, but they do feed a greater human hunger: to explore, to experiment, to know"

Get in the spirit

Vicky Carroll

"Something feels different this year: a desire to share, despite the insistence we spend, spend, spend"

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