You cannot be serious

Issue 1502

You cannot be serious

John McEnroe

The tennis legend says we cannot be serious if we judge him by his on-court outbursts. He was always pretty shy, but it was his destiny to play tennis he explains in a Letter To My Younger Self.

Michael Gove

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities sat down with The Big Issue to talk about poverty, housing, Brexit, the union and the fact that he will not be making another bid for the Conservative leadership…

The Social Distance Between Us

For this week’s BetterPod, we’ve been out in Glasgow with performer, activist and Orwell-prize winning writer Darren McGarvey, walking from one of Scotland’s most deprived areas to one of the most prosperous. Against that backdrop, Darren explains the complex causes and consequences of inequality.

Also inside

  • After Mick Lynch, leader of the RMT union became one of the most famous faces in the country during the recent rail strikes, we take a look at the other union leaders ahead of what promises to be a summer of discontent
  • How the loss of songbirds makes it more difficult to live harmoniously with the planet and other species
  • Star of The Office Rainn Wilson talks about the sitcom’s legacy and his search for the meaning of life
  • Paola Totaro writes about how her world was turned upside down when Covid took away her sense of smell
  • And Birmingham vendor Artemiza shares how selling the magazine brings her into contact with people and helps her mental health

Plus much more!

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