From the streets to the seats of power

Issue 1304

From the streets to the seats of power

Street papers like The Big Issue have always had wisdom and insight worth listening to.

From Bank of England boss Mark Carney revealing he looks to The Big Issue for inspiration to Washington’s Street Sense vendor Jeffery being invited to the White House, it’s clear our voice is now being heard in the corridors of power.

Also this week…

  • Maxine Peake tells us how Marti Caine’s story of being a female performing in a working men’s clubs inspired her latest film, Funny Cow, and why it took male co-star Paddy Considine’s involvement to get the film funded
  • Comedian Russell Howard boasts more Facebook likes than any other comedian. He explains how comedy can be used as a force for good
  • King of the track Carl Fogarty shares his memories of winning his first Superbike World title in 1994 and why he might have been “hard work to be around” in this week’s Letter To My Younger Self

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