thereby protecting its ability to support vendors.” She added
that the move would result in only “minimal” job cuts - but
any affected staff will be transferred to Dennis, which will
then carry out a “review of its requirements”.
and all possible measures are being taken to minimise job
losses,” said Ms McCullagh.
edition, rather than five separate regional magazines, with a
combined push to take the magazine online. The new UK
edition will be run from Glasgow with Paul McNamee, the
existing Scotland editor, in charge. The regional issues had
lacked consistency in the past, McNamee told the Press
Gazette. “It’s unhelpful for our readers and it doesn’t
help our vendors.
there’s been a huge variation in the tone and content,” he said.
“It makes sense to have a coherent, unified, single magazine.”
and over £386,000 the previous year. However, Ms McCullagh
said: “Even when the company has run at a loss, it has still
succeeded in its primary aim of putting millions of pounds
annually into the pockets of homeless people.”
cash? “As a social enterprise, The Big Issue’s primary
focus is to provide homeless people with the means to earn
an income,” concluded Ms McCullagh. “We won’t go online
and cut vendors out. We would not contemplate any
development which sidelines vendors or
threatens streets sales.”
allaboutthebigissue for those many of you who
may have missed the rather informative and revealing
July article by Garnet Roach at The Pavement magazine
on the big changes at The Big Issue. Whatever has or
has not happened there you can bet your bottom dollar
that pigface Anthony John Bird and his Big Issue hench-
men have cleaned up on any business deal that was made
most probably without staff consultation before hand
and certainly not with any kind of vendor representative
to have any kind of input regarding the future of Bird's
selfish enterprise. Essentially, pigface Bird holds no
loyalty to anybody, including his staff, when it comes
to him walking over anybody in his wake. He's done
that to other Big Issue editorial staff before without
a care in world for those he threw out. Bird is a
bastard at best. He's now moving into full retire-
ment while cleaning up on perks, bonuses, and
pension set for him to live cosily forever after
and to feed his 5 kidz from 3 marriages, I guess.
rot of what is really going on inside The Big Issue
under Bird, who has also wasted untold amounts
of charity money and valuable resources due to his
psychotic greed and avarice and skillless gross mis-
mangement, too, over many years. No doubt the
pigface's little prick brother Peter Bird has also
helped in the rot by being vastly out of his depth for
quite sometime as the inept gatekeeper at The Big
Issue London HQ during the regular absence of his
pigface brother now living it up near Cambridge
like a disreputable editorial jerk!
If the claim that The Big Issue has put millions of quids
in the pocket of its homeless vendors, then how many
more millions has The Big Issue made off them under
the greedy eye of Anthony John Bird? Along with
the backing of his rich pals like Nigel Kershaw and
James Caan, and other fat catz, standing in the wings?
"I wonder as I wander," as the Yankee Christmas
carol says. As for Lara McCullagh's statement
that vendors will NOT be cut out in the future, I
think there is little doubt that they will eventually
be cut out by one way or another - period!