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Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man
Sam Delaney

Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man

Today's role models for young men are bitter and aggressive muscle-men who eat raw meat and never smile, where has playful irreverence gone?
It's truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can't find work
Volunteers at Earlsfield Foodbank sort food in crates in the middle of a church
Charlotte White

It's truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can't find work

Utopian visions of living are neglecting public housing. That must change
How a city of the future might look
Des Fitzgerald

Utopian visions of living are neglecting public housing. That must change

A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune
John Bird

A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune

We need to end the fossil fuel era to secure a liveable future – before it's too late. Here's how
Izzie McIntosh

We need to end the fossil fuel era to secure a liveable future – before it's too late. Here's how

To the Salvation Army, I am now a porn purchaser – but it was a case of mistaken identity
Robin Ince

To the Salvation Army, I am now a porn purchaser – but it was a case of mistaken identity

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund
food bank/ household support fund
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund

I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 
John Bird

I'm going to persuade the government to declare war on poverty. Here's how 

Writer Neil Ansell: 'Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it'
Neil Ansell

Writer Neil Ansell: 'Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it'

The government's mobile phone crackdown in schools doesn't ring true
Paul McNamee

The government's mobile phone crackdown in schools doesn't ring true

Disabled people on benefits aren't to blame for UK's recession – the Tories are
Prime minister Rishi Sunak in Downing Street
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Disabled people on benefits aren't to blame for UK's recession – the Tories are

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'
Kasmira Kincaid

Keir Starmer will continue austerity. That means keeping vulnerable people in 'brutalising poverty'

Trans kids just want to live and be happy. The government has no reason to make their lives harder
Jamie Jewkes

Trans kids just want to live and be happy. The government has no reason to make their lives harder

Why delay on no-fault eviction ban is dangerous for disabled renters: 'We must end this cruel law'
Section 21 eviction
Mikey Erhardt

Why delay on no-fault eviction ban is dangerous for disabled renters: 'We must end this cruel law'

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
food bank
Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

Police trust is at all-time low after years of scandals. This is what I learned from new recruits
Chris Warburton

Police trust is at all-time low after years of scandals. This is what I learned from new recruits

Why Larry David is the menopausal woman's spirit animal. No, seriously
Lucy Sweet

Why Larry David is the menopausal woman's spirit animal. No, seriously

The roots of NHS decay can't be hidden by soundbite veneers
Paul McNamee

The roots of NHS decay can't be hidden by soundbite veneers

Without The Body Shop, there'd have been no Big Issue
John Bird

Without The Body Shop, there'd have been no Big Issue

Why have we fallen out of love with Greta Thunberg? It's because she's hitting the system where it hurts
Nadeine Asbali

Why have we fallen out of love with Greta Thunberg? It's because she's hitting the system where it hurts

Happy Valentine's Day! Now, allow me to ruin it for you...
Two toy dinosaurs share a lovely, loving bath
David Baker

Happy Valentine's Day! Now, allow me to ruin it for you...

The government's short-term thinking around poverty is a costly mistake
Homeless tent
John Bird

The government's short-term thinking around poverty is a costly mistake

I felt thoroughly British as a teen – until I put on a hijab and became visibly Muslim
Nadeine Asbali

I felt thoroughly British as a teen – until I put on a hijab and became visibly Muslim

Keir Starmer is canny enough to know that fear is the Tories' best friend
Keir Starmer addressing a business conference in London, February 2024
Sam Delaney

Keir Starmer is canny enough to know that fear is the Tories' best friend

To understand economics, pass on the PopCon and read PJ O'Rourke instead
Paul McNamee

To understand economics, pass on the PopCon and read PJ O'Rourke instead