Alastair Reid, The Big Issue

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Past articles by Alastair:

Big Issue sellers celebrated in the House of Lords for National Vendor Week

Big Issue sellers past and present were praised for their resilience in the cost of living crisis at a reception held by Big Issue founder Lord Bird. → Read More

From Weetabix to the death penalty: Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson’s controversial comments

Lee Anderson has been in the job just days and he's already called for the death penalty to be brought back → Read More

We asked experts how BP can make record profits in the cost of living crisis

BP profits have more than doubled to £23billion. So how are companies making so much money in the cost of living crisis? → Read More

Giving Tuesday: Everything you need to know

Giving Tuesday is a day for, well, giving. And here's all you need to know → Read More

What is a recession and what does it mean for me?

Negative economic growth means only one thing: a recession could be coming. Here's what that means for you. → Read More

Shell has made £31bn in profit in the last 12 months. Here’s what that could pay for

Shell has posted huge profits again. As calls for a windfall tax on oil and gas producers rage on, we've looked at how it could be spent → Read More

All the scandals the new UK Cabinet would rather everyone forgot

Rishi Sunak is a forgiving guy but his new Cabinet show just how low UK politics has sunk. → Read More

Listen to all eight of Liz Truss's nightmare radio interviews, all in one place

Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke on BBC Local Radio in Leeds, Norfolk, Kent, Lancashire, Nottingham, Tees, Bristol and Stoke. It did not go well. → Read More

Liz Truss savaged online after series of car-crash radio interviews

Liz Truss's radio interviews have been the subject of much conversation after she repeatedly fails to answer questions. → Read More

How will the energy bill freeze work, and how will it affect me?

An energy bill freeze will be introduced to help people with the spiralling cost of living. Here's what we know about the scheme so far. → Read More

Is it time to nationalise the energy companies, railways and water suppliers?

With bumper profits, exorbitant prices and shoddy service, privatised services are facing the heat. So is it time to nationalise the lot? → Read More

Boris Johnson's resignation speech in full

Read Boris Johnson's resignation speech after months of chaos at the heart of government. → Read More

Boris Johnson 'was made prime minister to defeat Jeremy Corbyn'

Jeremy Corbyn was deemed such a threat in 2019 that Boris Johnson was made prime minister to defeat him, a senior Conservative has said → Read More

There are almost no ministers left in Boris Johnson’s flagship ‘levelling up’ department

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove was sacked by Boris Johnson on Wednesday night, leaving almost no ministers left in the department. → Read More

Bring Your Dog to Work Day: Just loads of pictures of happy dogs

When all the world is a hopeless jumble, praise be for Bring Your Dog To Work Day. → Read More

Platinum Jubilee: How life has changed since 1952

A lot has changed since 1952, and not everyone thinks it's for the better. But what does the data say? Here's the figures to mark the Platinum Jubilee. → Read More

Tory MP Neil Parish suspended over claims he watched porn in the House of Commons

Conservative MP Neil Parish has had the whip suspended while he is investigated for allegedly watching porn in the Commons → Read More

Want an Airbnb for the World Cup? That’ll be £239,923, please

Going to World Cup 2022 in Doha? It is likely to cost you, with no hotels currently available and Airbnb listings priced in the thousands. → Read More

Ukraine: This is what it's like to wake up in a war zone

Pictures and video on social media from Ukraine have shown the radical, overnight change from normal life to conflict. → Read More

‘I’ll never forget it’: Guest editor Yungblud reveals how a Big Issue seller turned his life around

Musician Yungblud has become the youngest ever guest editor of The Big Issue. Here he explains why he wanted to get involved → Read More