Opinion

We’re spending more time in the garden, where nothing is rosy
Paul McNamee

We’re spending more time in the garden, where nothing is rosy

Big Issue editor Paul McNamee asks why so many in our government are still dangerously in denial when the evidence for climate breakdown is overwhelming.

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

In rehashing an old idea, Truss is tinkering around the edges when she could be working on a real solution to the causes of poverty, writes Big Issue founder John Bird.

Gordon Brown: ‘A poverty time-bomb is ticking across Britain’
Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown: ‘A poverty time-bomb is ticking across Britain’

Gordon Brown and other organisations, including the Big Issue, are calling on the government to act now to stop a winter of catastrophe.

Even the cats on the street know a storm is coming, yet the leadership circus goes on
Opinion

Even the cats on the street know a storm is coming, yet the leadership circus goes on

Sam Delaney: My teenage daughter and her mates terrify me
Sam Delaney

Sam Delaney: My teenage daughter and her mates terrify me

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

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak could learn from the Obama summer playlist
Paul McNamee

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak could learn from the Obama summer playlist

40C heatwaves are now reality. It’s time to transform our cities
Jon Burke

40C heatwaves are now reality. It’s time to transform our cities

Britain needs a proper solution to the energy crisis before it’s too late
Paul McNamee

Britain needs a proper solution to the energy crisis before it’s too late

Renewable energy can bring a bonanza of good jobs and support levelling up
Sam Alvis

Renewable energy can bring a bonanza of good jobs and support levelling up

Creative thinking flourishes everywhere except in government
John Bird

Creative thinking flourishes everywhere except in government

Libraries are not just for books – they can help in heatwaves too
Ian Anstice

Libraries are not just for books – they can help in heatwaves too

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‘They’re coming for me next’: Americans worried the Supreme Court will remove more rights
Robin Ince

‘They’re coming for me next’: Americans worried the Supreme Court will remove more rights

Electric cars and the global race to go green
Henry Sanderson

Electric cars and the global race to go green

My life on the frontline of Britain’s housing crisis
Charmain Bynoe

My life on the frontline of Britain’s housing crisis

The Uber files: leaked documents reveal a strategy of chaos – has anything changed?
Jimena Valdez

The Uber files: leaked documents reveal a strategy of chaos – has anything changed?

Austerity, Brexit, Covid and the cost of living crisis: The damage 12 years of Tory rule has done to the UK
Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead

Austerity, Brexit, Covid and the cost of living crisis: The damage 12 years of Tory rule has done to the UK

If we’re going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners
John Bird

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

Sam Delaney: A CPAP machine is breathing new life into me
Opinion

Sam Delaney: A CPAP machine is breathing new life into me

With Westminster is in turmoil, who is left to govern?
Paul McNamee

With Westminster is in turmoil, who is left to govern?

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Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge
John Bird

Politics is beginning to look like a toxic sludge

The loss of humanities courses like English literature will leave education in a poorer place
Paul McNamee

The loss of humanities courses like English literature will leave education in a poorer place

‘We need to bust the myths that too often exist around children who wait longest to be adopted’
Mark Owers

‘We need to bust the myths that too often exist around children who wait longest to be adopted’

Roe v Wade: men benefit from abortion rights too – and should speak about them more
Abortion rights

Roe v Wade: men benefit from abortion rights too – and should speak about them more

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

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

Robin Ince on tour: Mapplethorpe’s Manhattan
Opinion

Robin Ince on tour: Mapplethorpe’s Manhattan

The Rwanda plan is making me question how safe I really am in the UK 
Refugee Week

The Rwanda plan is making me question how safe I really am in the UK 

Rail strikes signal a growing roar of discontent our government won’t be able to silence
Paul McNamee

Rail strikes signal a growing roar of discontent our government won’t be able to silence

The UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself
Human rights

The UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself

Our migration story has shaped us – it’s time it shapes the curriculum too
Refugee Week

Our migration story has shaped us – it’s time it shapes the curriculum too

How the arts is supporting healing in refugees and showcasing their contribution to society
Refugee Week

How the arts is supporting healing in refugees and showcasing their contribution to society

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family
Opinion

My lifetime of run-ins with the Royal Family

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