John Bird

“We demand an end to poverty”: Big Issue Group lay out policy calls to political leaders ahead of General Election
Press Release

“We demand an end to poverty”: Big Issue Group lay out policy calls to political leaders ahead of General Election

With the UK poverty crisis escalating and local elections showing appetite for change, Big Issue Group wants poverty prevention at the heart of the next government’s agenda.
Poverty eats away at all it touches – it must be dug out at its roots
The Criminal Justice Bill could be set to criminalise homelessness and rough sleeping
John Bird

Poverty eats away at all it touches – it must be dug out at its roots

Big Issue founder John Bird leads Lords in debate on child poverty
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Big Issue founder John Bird leads Lords in debate on child poverty

We must spend time on eradicating poverty – not trying to accommodate it, says Big Issue founder
Poverty

We must spend time on eradicating poverty – not trying to accommodate it, says Big Issue founder

We'll never end homelessness if we don’t have a proper long-term strategy
John Bird

We'll never end homelessness if we don’t have a proper long-term strategy

Big Issue founder Lord John Bird joins in criticism of weakened Renters Reform Bill
Lord John Bird
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Big Issue founder Lord John Bird joins in criticism of weakened Renters Reform Bill

When it comes to poverty prevention it's minds we must change – before anything else
John Bird

When it comes to poverty prevention it's minds we must change – before anything else

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards
John Bird

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice
John Bird

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse
John Bird

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse

Investment in social housing is an investment in people
John Bird

Investment in social housing is an investment in people

Social housing is one of our most pressing concerns – and there's only one way to right the wrongs
John Bird

Social housing is one of our most pressing concerns – and there's only one way to right the wrongs

Big Issue founder calls for a Ministry of Poverty Prevention ahead of the general election
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Ministry of Poverty Prevention

Big Issue founder calls for a Ministry of Poverty Prevention ahead of the general election

It's self interest that keeps our class system exactly where it is 
John Bird

It's self interest that keeps our class system exactly where it is 

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

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

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings
John Bird

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon
The Beatles: Ringo, George, John and Paul in black and white
John Bird

To eliminate poverty, and all the problems it causes, we have to aim for the moon

How my pursuit for solutions to our social poverty problems took me to Lowestoft
John Bird and Peter Aldous visit a community in Lowestoft
John Bird

How my pursuit for solutions to our social poverty problems took me to Lowestoft

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better
Harold Macmillan at the 1957 Conservative Conference
John Bird

Lame Tories have failed us. Labour must plan to do better

Bad leadership is the greatest tragedy of human life. It's time to give the people a shot
A 19th century engraving of the entry of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée into Moscow in 1812
John Bird

Bad leadership is the greatest tragedy of human life. It's time to give the people a shot

King Charles III gives us food for thought on poverty
King Charles, John Bird and vendor Kelvin Gregory
John Bird

King Charles III gives us food for thought on poverty