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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

Rishi Sunak's cheap trans joke in front of Brianna Ghey's mum is worse than he could ever realise
Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir

Rishi Sunak's cheap trans joke in front of Brianna Ghey's mum is worse than he could ever realise

Tories want to make UK better for disabled people. It counts for nothing if we can't survive winter
spring budget/ disabled people
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Tories want to make UK better for disabled people. It counts for nothing if we can't survive winter