Story Graphics By Alex Albion.
Having witnessed him performing, he’s good,
His introduction usually starts off by disabling his
He delivers in an authoritative, passionate-bordering
than compensated by peppering them with right
Now there may be some criticism levied at me that,
“I’m middle class. I got out of the working class
As the owner of The Big Issue company, Mr Bird is
(Mr Bird reminiscing on the Big Issue’s first
Christmas when they held a party for its vendors
in the crypt of St-Martin-in the–Fields.)
“My brother (Peter Bird?) brought in 400 cans of
seven hours to get everyone out. St Martin's said
we were an embarrassment to those who wanted
John Bird on John Bird:
“Whether it’s burglary, just bluffing my way through,
“I’m an annoying geezer.” ⒍
John Bird: Yet, Another
John Bird on Politicians:
“. . . the white, middle-class, liberals like Shirley
Williams and all those other mother-f**kers. I
absolutely loathe them. They stole from from
the poor and called it Social Security.” ⒎
“I’m a bit like Maggie Thatcher. . . . Norman
Tebbit introduced me to her.” ⒏
John Bird on the Big Issue:
“I started the Big Issue for the scumbags, the people
who would creep into your home at night and rob you,
the people who would sell you a piece of their ass if you
wanted it. The Big Issue is more revolutionary than
Engells, Lenin, Stalin, or Trotsky; they didn’t know
what they were talking about.” ⒐
John Bird on conflict:
The only way to get some peace is after a good
war. I hate peaceniks. Is there peace in Northern
Ireland? Yes, because a lot of people died.
Was there peace after Hitler?
Yes, it was paid for in dead soldiers.” ⒑
John Bird on Family:
“There are only a handful of people like me in Britain . . .
I have a future, not like my elder brothers who are either
dead through drink or drugs or living in high rise hells on
the edge of town, hating blacks and Jews. F**king scumbags.
I’ve got nieces and nephews who I’d speak to in a foreign
accent so they wouldn’t know it was me if they rang up.” ⒒
John Bird on the homeless:
“They are feckless, unreliable ... scumbags.
Addicts who are unable to wash or
feed themselves. They should be sectioned ...
put behind bars if necessary.”
John Bird in Big Issue vendors:
“They are the most unreliable workforce on God’s earth”. ⒓
Let me say: How dare you! Of course they’re unreliable!
They’re “addicts, feckless, scumbags!” What on ‘God’s
Earth’ do you expect? Vendors arriving at the office at
8.55 am, dressed in a natty suit, starched shirt, a neatly
folded copy of The Times tucked under their arm and a
muesli and orange juice breakfast nestling comfortably
in their stomachs, all eager to put in an eight
hour shift on the streets?
John Bird on the poor:
“I don’t give a f**k for the poor.” ⒔
Next: Part Two of Graham Walker's "Dead Bird Walking."
Edited By Uncle Monty. http://thebiggerissue.org/
John & Peter Bird Not Found, Of Course, Among
London’s 1,000 Most Influential People.
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