In a tent in Devon, having a field day
A camping trip in the West Country reawakens memories of John’s grandmother, a woman from the Victorian era who shaped his early life.
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.
Abstract beauty to light up an increasingly ugly world
An exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler at Dulwich Picture Gallery reminds John Bird of how, as a boy, he first fell in love with abstract art