John Bird
John Bird
Austerity was something we simply could not afford
2010 general election campaign. Image: Glenn Copus/Evening Standard/Shutterstock
John Bird

Austerity was something we simply could not afford

Postwar Britain was a place of renewal, opportunity and optimism for working-class people. What happened?
Pegasus cup
John Bird

Postwar Britain was a place of renewal, opportunity and optimism for working-class people. What happened?

A government 'ministry of poverty' could help us change course
Striking members of Unite and the NEU march on Westminster
John Bird

A government 'ministry of poverty' could help us change course

The All Party Parliamentary Group coming together to make poverty history
People queueing at a food bank
John Bird

The All Party Parliamentary Group coming together to make poverty history

The Story Hive: A treasure trove of storytelling from an old friend
Phil Ryan
John Bird

The Story Hive: A treasure trove of storytelling from an old friend

Drip-feeding support to the poor is not going to solve the crisis we face
Michael Gove
John Bird

Drip-feeding support to the poor is not going to solve the crisis we face

Much has changed in the 70 years between coronations – except poverty  
poverty
John Bird

Much has changed in the 70 years between coronations – except poverty  

Remembering Steve Canham: a true friend to The Big Issue
Steve Canham
John Bird

Remembering Steve Canham: a true friend to The Big Issue

Stopgap politics won't cut it. We need proper forward planning
Stopgap politics - John Bird
John Bird

Stopgap politics won't cut it. We need proper forward planning

John Bird's Easter Story
John Bird

John Bird's Easter Story

In France, the past has a habit of shaping the present
Illustration of the French Revolution
John Bird

In France, the past has a habit of shaping the present

Poverty is the great drain at the heart of the budget
Margaret Thatcher
John Bird

Poverty is the great drain at the heart of the budget