Opinion

Decades of initiatives didn’t solve poverty. What can we do now?
poverty

Decades of initiatives didn’t solve poverty. What can we do now?

Those with plenty have got plenty more out of recent crises, says John Bird – while we’re left with millions worried sick about fuel and food

Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance
prisons

Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance

While so many women are released from prison with nowhere to go, ministers should shift their focus away from putting more people behind bars

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act
Paul McNamee

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act

Four million children are living in poverty. It isn’t enough for ministers to say: “We’re doing something but we can’t help everybody”, writes Big Issue editor Paul McNamee.

The steps we can all take towards a deeper understanding
Paul McNamee

The steps we can all take towards a deeper understanding

OCD almost took my life. I need help. Not awareness.
Mental health

OCD almost took my life. I need help. Not awareness.

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Forget the Blue Wall and Red Wall, the local elections showed there’s no barrier to voting Green
Adrian Ramsay

Forget the Blue Wall and Red Wall, the local elections showed there’s no barrier to voting Green

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale
John Bird

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale

Weighing up BMI bemusement when you’re heavy but healthy
Sam Delaney

Weighing up BMI bemusement when you’re heavy but healthy

A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones
Vickie Hawkins

A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones

How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine
Dean Anderson

How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine

Why you really need to keep an eye on the Northern Ireland election
Feargal Cochrane

Why you really need to keep an eye on the Northern Ireland election

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality
Sam Bright

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality

Labour are still looking for Blair’s heir 25 years on
Mark Devenport

Labour are still looking for Blair’s heir 25 years on

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The Policing Bill threatens our democracy – this is time for anger, not despair
Martha Spurrier

The Policing Bill threatens our democracy – this is time for anger, not despair

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all
Homelessness

The government already has the perfect replacement for the Vagrancy Act – nothing at all

Harass and humiliate: Angela Rayner is the public face of a common workplace experience
Evie Breese

Harass and humiliate: Angela Rayner is the public face of a common workplace experience

Liam Gallagher’s hips and the politicians who won’t be here now
Paul McNamee

Liam Gallagher’s hips and the politicians who won’t be here now

Corporate lobbying is rife during this energy crisis. Business leaders need to do more
Beth Thoren

Corporate lobbying is rife during this energy crisis. Business leaders need to do more

Robin Ince: Columbo and killer crabs
Robin Ince

Robin Ince: Columbo and killer crabs

The gloom of war and poverty will find its way into the art of the future
Opinion

The gloom of war and poverty will find its way into the art of the future

Democracy isn’t working – but the power to change it lies with us
Opinion

Democracy isn’t working – but the power to change it lies with us

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Vast amounts are spent on poverty but the money doesn’t go into the pockets of people in need
Opinion

Vast amounts are spent on poverty but the money doesn’t go into the pockets of people in need

In a time of growing poverty, there is no reason to also foster a poverty of creativity
Opinion

In a time of growing poverty, there is no reason to also foster a poverty of creativity

Channel 4: Why selling the broadcaster is a risky move for the UK government
Steve Barnett

Channel 4: Why selling the broadcaster is a risky move for the UK government

The path to ending homelessness starts with a little thing called hope
Opinion

The path to ending homelessness starts with a little thing called hope

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms
Phil Ryan

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms

Human survival depends on our ability to adapt
Opinion

Human survival depends on our ability to adapt

For too long bystanders of sexual harassment have not been held accountable. That’s got to change.
Sexual harassment

For too long bystanders of sexual harassment have not been held accountable. That’s got to change.

When things look this dystopian, we should be more like Orwell
Opinion

When things look this dystopian, we should be more like Orwell

‘Football has played an important part in my life. I’m not particularly proud of that’
Sam Delaney

‘Football has played an important part in my life. I’m not particularly proud of that’

This Spring Statement is not about Ukraine, no matter what Sunak says
James Ball

This Spring Statement is not about Ukraine, no matter what Sunak says

‘The Beatles were right to preach love. But it’s not all we need’
John Bird

‘The Beatles were right to preach love. But it’s not all we need’

Sadiq Khan: ‘Council home building has been neglected by a generation of politicians’
Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: ‘Council home building has been neglected by a generation of politicians’

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