John Bird

Here's what we should do with Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth
Monument by Rachel Whiteread
Letters

Here's what we should do with Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth

The government must measure the true cost of austerity
Protest against government
John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity

Austerity doesn't add up and hits those in need hardest
George Osborne
John Bird

Austerity doesn't add up and hits those in need hardest

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight
1930s London
John Bird

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?
The Queen shakes hands with Liz Truss
John Bird

As an era closes, what now for the future of Britain?

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen
Queen Victoria’s funeral in 1901
John Bird

My Victorian grandmother, who never stopped mourning the Queen

We can't afford for Truss to be conservative in her outlook
House of Commons
John Bird

We can't afford for Truss to be conservative in her outlook

Big Issue founder Lord Bird pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth on news of her death
Queen Elizabeth

Big Issue founder Lord Bird pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth on news of her death

More than 30 years on, my fight to prevent mass poverty continues
Lord John Bird
John Bird

More than 30 years on, my fight to prevent mass poverty continues

What Lenin got right about capitalism
Painting of Lenin
John Bird

What Lenin got right about capitalism

In a tent in Devon, having a field day
John Bird

In a tent in Devon, having a field day

Liz Truss takes the credit for my idea, but the underlying causes of inequality remain
John Bird

Liz Truss takes the credit for my idea, but the underlying causes of inequality remain

Elvis set the world on fire – now we need to turn the heat down and address the climate crisis
elvis
society

Elvis set the world on fire – now we need to turn the heat down and address the climate crisis

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity
John Bird

Walter Sickert – an artist of controversy and complexity

Creative thinking flourishes everywhere except in government
A suitcase of flowers
John Bird

Creative thinking flourishes everywhere except in government

If we're going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners
Razor wire at sunset
John Bird

If we're going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners

Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge
John Bird

Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge

The government is trying to keep us sweet with its 'right to buy' scheme for benefits claimants
Seventies blackout
John Bird

The government is trying to keep us sweet with its 'right to buy' scheme for benefits claimants

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family
poverty
John Bird

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family

We may have won World War II, but Ukraine proves its repercussions remain
pegasus bridge war
politics

We may have won World War II, but Ukraine proves its repercussions remain