This Monday, 27th February, Lord John Bird featured heavily in the first episode of BBC Two’s new series Meet The Lords.
The behind the scenes documentary was filmed over a year and follows life in the House of Lords. Meet the Lords gives you a chance to watch Lord Bird and the other larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords as they improve legislation and follow their personal passions.
Lord Bird, founder of The Big Issue, is calling for a Prevention Unit. He comments: “Preventing people becoming the next generation of Big Issue vendors- the new poor, the left behind- must be at the top of our considerations. That doesn’t mean abandoning today’s needs. It means that we have to prevent today’s problems becoming tomorrow’s problems.”
If you missed the first episode of Meet The Lords, watch it on iPlayer here.