Opinion

Isn’t stretching the truth inevitable in politics? Maybe. But we’ve lost our ability to trust
Daniel Freeman

Isn’t stretching the truth inevitable in politics? Maybe. But we’ve lost our ability to trust

Our society is being undermined by a decline in trust, caused by online discourse that fuels paranoia
The online world is bad for us – it’s official
Paul McNamee

The online world is bad for us – it’s official

It’s truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can’t find work
Volunteers at Earlsfield Foodbank sort food in crates in the middle of a church
Charlotte White

It’s truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can’t find work

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Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man
Sam Delaney

Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man

A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune
John Bird

A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune

Political opinion

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Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here’s how
starmer and sunak
Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here’s how

Paul Kissack, the chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, writes for The Big Issue about how to end poverty in the UK
UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy
economy/ jeremy hunt
Paul Swinney

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously
Paul McNamee

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously

Homelessness

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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’

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings
John Bird

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man’s tent – but new laws could see it happen more
rough sleepers tents being destroyed Camden
Balbir Kaur Chatrik

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man’s tent – but new laws could see it happen more

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?
Rough sleeping in the Strand, London
Paula Barker

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?

Poverty

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Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund
food bank/ household support fund
Sabine Goodwin

Food banks dread the inevitable consequences of abandoning the household support fund

Sabine Goodwin, director of the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN), shares why the household support fund is so vital for food banks
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 

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’

Sam Delaney

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Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man
Sam Delaney

Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man

Cold snaps and broken resolutions – welcome to the UK in January
Image for Sam Delaney on road rage
Sam Delaney

Cold snaps and broken resolutions – welcome to the UK in January

London must unite to stand up against anti-Semitism
Sam Delaney

London must unite to stand up against anti-Semitism

Travelling with kids, in-flight tensions and the joy of taking the middle way
The wing of an aeroplane
Sam Delaney

Travelling with kids, in-flight tensions and the joy of taking the middle way

John Bird

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A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune
John Bird

A night of karaoke and the life-affirming joy of belting out a tune

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 

Letters: The poll tax riots worked. It’s time to re-harness the power of protest
Poll Tax protest in Trafalgar Square
Letters

Letters: The poll tax riots worked. It’s time to re-harness the power of protest

Without The Body Shop, there’d have been no Big Issue
John Bird

Without The Body Shop, there’d have been no Big Issue

Paul McNamee

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The online world is bad for us – it’s official
Paul McNamee

The online world is bad for us – it’s official

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

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

In Northern Ireland’s government, anything could happen
Paul McNamee

In Northern Ireland’s government, anything could happen