John Bird, owner of the Big Issue can come to my house (all his Tory bully boy friends and MI5/6 gangsters know where I live)to collect his award, it is a lovely piece of doormat that has been used many times to wipe dog crap off peoples feet.
The reason John Bird has won this award is pretty obvious to any of the homeless and desperate people who have been making piles of money for this greedy creep by selling his mostly advert paper to other poor people, by thrusting it in their face and shouting "BIG ISSUE, BIG ISSUE, BIG ISSUE" repeatedly at them with a pleading expression on their face. I have noticed that the vendors of this very expensive trashpaper target the poorest looking people, they don't bother asking people who are more well off looking to buy it, presumably as they have realised that rich people are a lot stingier than poor people.
John Bird and John Major have both, along with other millionaires, told people not to give money to beggers. That means that if you are poor, instead of giving 20p which you can afford to someone worse off than you, John Bird wants you to buy his very expensive but cheap as chips to print advertpaper instead, which costs £2.50 and £3 at Christmas. Not a lot of money if you are a millionaire, but if you are poor that could be your food money for the day. And it is mostly poor people who are bullied into buying this advert paper.
John Bird has been very vocal in his criticism of the benefits system.
"WORK was my great saviour, as it has been for most of us. Earning my own money, rather than being a rough sleeper begging for it, did wonders for my confidence."
No, John Bird. The Big Issue vendors who stand outside in the cold and rain flogging your trashpaper has made you your stash.
"I started The Big Issue 21 years ago to give homeless people the chance to make their own money and to learn how to earn."
Spare us the hearts and flowers Mr Bird. You set up the Big Issue because you saw a chance to make some cash. And it worked. For you. The Big Issue vendors in my area are still as homeless and poor as they were 5 years ago, even though plenty of people (poor people) have tried to help them by buying your very expensive trashpaper!
"I recently wrote a loud little book called The Necessity Of Poverty."
Yes, and you are charging £8 for it I see. I won't be buying it.
"It describes how many of the people who are supposedly helping others out of poverty condemn them to a life of benefits and need."
Like people who are sending the street beggers to flog the Big Issue at £2.50 a week to keep them on the streets for years on end?
"Yes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
I used to be a costly, time wasting piece of social failure.
But by getting into honest labour and earning my own living, the world became bigger."
It did for you, John Bird. You have pulled off a blinder with this one!
You have made a good stash from well intentioned mugs like me, hope you think it was worth it, because, as you say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I would not think the Lord Jesus Christ would be very happy about someone making a fortune out of poor people, then trying to pull the welfare benefits from them as a final punch in the face. But you would not worry about that anyway would you, Mr Bird, as you prefer Marx to Christ.
My dog shit stained rug award is ready and waiting for you to collect, Mr Bird.