What would Orwell say?

Issue 993

What would Orwell say?

Seventy-five years after George Orwell’s era-defining The Road To Wigan Pier, The Big Issue retraces the route to investigate the state of society in coalition Britain…

Also in this week’s Big Issue…

There are still too many preventable deaths in Britain because of confusion over organ donation. Former champion jockey Richard Pittman leads the call for people to register

Barry McGuigan talks world titles and missing his father

Geraldine Somerville on starring in the big budget TV epic Titanic

John Bird celebrates the work of David Hockney

Brendan O’Neill celebrates football fans’ response to Fabrice Muamba’s shocking heart attack

Plus, Madonna’s new album reviewed, Sam Delaney on chat-show hosts, the week’s cultural highlights in your area, Street Lights, competitions and much more!