John Bird

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response
John Bird

In these times full of care, anxiety feels like a logical response

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term
Opinion

Dreaming of a future when our leaders make plans for the long term

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need
John Bird

In the midst of another Covid battle it’s time to focus on those in need

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity
John Bird

Giving feels good, but nothing will ever change if we only offer help without opportunity

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’
Opinion

‘A Universal Basic Income might not bring the utopia we imagine’

We should all be treated equally when in need
John Bird

We should all be treated equally when in need

How can we make politicians care about our future generations?
John Bird

How can we make politicians care about our future generations?

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world
John Bird

Art must not be the only way our children enjoy the natural world

Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes
John Bird

Our government’s safety nets for people facing homelessness are riddled with holes

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness
John Bird

We need to address the ingredients that make-up homelessness

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
Opinion

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
Opinion

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
Opinion

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue
Opinion

My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue

Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era
Opinion

Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era

How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?
Opinion

How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?

Let’s stop mass homelessness before it starts
Opinion

Let’s stop mass homelessness before it starts

I can’t fight the big fights without a fix of beauty
Opinion

I can’t fight the big fights without a fix of beauty

Gentrification pleases the investor but does nothing for the people
Opinion

Gentrification pleases the investor but does nothing for the people

Simpler times, but 30 years ago The Big Issue’s goal was the same
Opinion

Simpler times, but 30 years ago The Big Issue’s goal was the same

There’s no time like the present for the Future Generations Bill
Opinion

There’s no time like the present for the Future Generations Bill

The UK housing market is still suffering from Victorian ideas
Opinion

The UK housing market is still suffering from Victorian ideas

The Downing Street decor has always been about modesty — until now
Opinion

The Downing Street decor has always been about modesty — until now

My Windrush friend Stewart taught me how to oppose racism
Opinion

My Windrush friend Stewart taught me how to oppose racism

I enjoyed my time in an idyllic place. But the old battles remain
Opinion

I enjoyed my time in an idyllic place. But the old battles remain

Prince Philip thrived on being no-nonsense – that’s how I’ll remember him
Opinion

Prince Philip thrived on being no-nonsense – that’s how I’ll remember him

We’re back on streets where we belong, but still fighting for a better world
Opinion

We’re back on streets where we belong, but still fighting for a better world

Social progress should go hand in hand with saving the planet
Opinion

Social progress should go hand in hand with saving the planet

Forget Big Brother – the real enemy is poverty
Opinion

Forget Big Brother – the real enemy is poverty

You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working
Opinion

You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working

We should be focused on ending poverty, not the rowing royals
Opinion

We should be focused on ending poverty, not the rowing royals

Like nature, we will f ind a way to grow again
Opinion

Like nature, we will f ind a way to grow again

There are big issues. And then there’s the planet
Opinion

There are big issues. And then there’s the planet

Auntie’s still got it. And maybe she could do even more
Opinion

Auntie’s still got it. And maybe she could do even more

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting
Opinion

After lockdown, the libraries of my life will be waiting