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Ethical entrepreneur, adviser & speaker. Writer for @Retailweek @HuffpostUK @londoneconomic. Green Councillor, musician, psychologist & compulsive line crosser

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The latest The @IanMiddletonX Weekly! https://t.co/J8AbyUVEVu Thanks to @JoePajak @cllrbartington @_The_Gardener_ @ianhudspeth Wouldn't have thought bollards would be a parish council thing, but I'… https://t.co/lZKi2fMaui
2/19
2020
@_The_Gardener_ @cllrbartington @ianhudspeth Maurice Billington is your local county councillor, you need to get in… https://t.co/pK19HUm652
2/18
2020
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2/17
2020
https://t.co/jmPM1L7WA9Remember in 1987 when a massive storm was such a rare and newsworthy event? Now we have two similar storms in as ma… https://t.co/nlCJQKvA17Some people in India need to grow up https://t.co/ft451oQdleA short documentary video I've made about the plans to build on green belt areas around Yarnton and Begbroke and wh… https://t.co/8IMB2mM7yj
2/16
2020
And completely unresponsive to customer feedback! @dobbs_steve Wish I had that option @GeorgeMacD So much for the 'free market'!Ben Shapiro DESTROYS climate change with FACTS and LOGIC https://t.co/6EwcNga4U0
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2/15
2020
@kaspersky Great AV software TERRIBLE customer loyalty experience! Every year they try to get me to renew at price… https://t.co/uv2WlCspqaPalestinian teen shot in head by Israeli forces delayed en route to hospital https://t.co/hdCJqAFGDn
2/14
2020
Awww! This remind me of me every morning https://t.co/LggUjPGf8JThink our bus driver has anger management issues. @sajidjavid Almost exactly what Esther McVile said. Was this issued as a cut and paste template? @bigdamo So I will those three councillors be standing down next year? @bigdamo On the subject of Labour's supposed policy on city councillors not being double hatters. Councillors Azad… https://t.co/9hsRfMyUkz
2/13
2020
@MarieAnnUK Hope I die before I get gammon @LukeTugby New? Don't they already sell sausage rolls?Bloody hell! That BBC news interview with Susan Acott over the East Kent Hospital child deaths. She may as well hav… https://t.co/rCBcb8KhFd @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Same difference. @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Government should be providing funding for infrastructure lik… https://t.co/cRkZCMnJtc @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers The only reason the plan may come to OCC is because SODC dare… https://t.co/3lPGO9MRz5 @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers You said it had to be passed in order to get the infrastructu… https://t.co/lCy0BuC25W @cllrbartington @bigdamo @experientMI @RosalindRogers You are probably one of the exceptions to the rule! @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers I think I've already explained how it's not. You will have n… https://t.co/OcNpU4Viwu @bigdamo @experientMI @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers Hah! Tell me about it! Try being the only Green on a counci… https://t.co/5mSTsh5Wam @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers You already appear to be pre-judging the issue. You're advoc… https://t.co/hfoJiDmY9J @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Bouncing that to the county, who have not had elections for n… https://t.co/hxP8vNqB5L @cllrbartington @experientMI @bigdamo @RosalindRogers That's not true. The district council has the job of dealing… https://t.co/u9TSJMU24APlea for walkers to respect countryside https://t.co/7oDkV5OjaZThe latest The @IanMiddletonX Weekly! https://t.co/p4uXiBsmlT Thanks to @mike_seville @ElliotElinor @cathie_wood @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers So OCC are in no better position than SODC and the people who elected the… https://t.co/FiXQmmFO30 @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Which may not have happened anyway if OCC had kept their nerve and told th… https://t.co/nF2PWx55Bg @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers So it may as well have just gone back to government and let them carry the… https://t.co/FHcHDfNmP5 @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Cue a whole raft for arguments if the county take this on that they can't… https://t.co/DIW8YDkD5M @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers If the Sos "thinks" etc etc. There's absolutely no evidence to suggest th… https://t.co/5Wk8FB33kV @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers Fair point on the Expressway. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I s… https://t.co/x5zAQ3mbHU @cllrbartington @bigdamo @RosalindRogers So why were SODC not allowed to do that? The implication is clearly that J… https://t.co/mvkYQqD4Qt @bigdamo @LibDemsOxon No one knows how the SoS would have reacted had you rejected to the proposal to give OCC the… https://t.co/pTv3O2D6Bn @bigdamo @LibDemsOxon It was an 'awful position' you could very easily have rejected by using your vote. Just like… https://t.co/VpQAIQNUWM @bigdamo @tonybrett @LibDemsOxon @arashfatemian It's not Tosh though is it? They showed they can do that yesterday… https://t.co/4vclseaPxw @bigdamo @Anna_Dillon @LibDemsOxon So why didn't you support the amendment yesterday that sought to get clarity on… https://t.co/ejEo7homWn @bigdamo @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers All Jenrick wants is a box-ticking exercise from a council he feels he can… https://t.co/lMo2tf4N26 @bigdamo @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers There is no scope to introduce changes, otherwise Jenrick could have left… https://t.co/0aufFWRUwj @bigdamo @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers The county has no mechanism to deal with planning policy, no funding for i… https://t.co/GJLJWwrzwo @bigdamo @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers But as I explained in my address, and was explained several times during t… https://t.co/AKcB6uZ3Bk @bigdamo Ok. We can do that. Email or DM me some dates you're free. Probably some time in late March would be be… https://t.co/twN67uRe5y @neilfawcett @bigdamo Yep, there are advantages, but it would probably be better if different members from various… https://t.co/q2vmzELnGg @bigdamo @neilfawcett So for the smaller parties there may be no choice. But if the city Labour group have taken t… https://t.co/L7bHPNpyhU @bigdamo @neilfawcett The main problem for the smaller parties is finding enough people willing and able to cover a… https://t.co/2IhYROVvaW @bigdamo @emilysmithLD It will be a fait accompli. OCC will provide no representation of the people of South Oxford… https://t.co/WDo87DZXJm @bigdamo @emilysmithLD OCC will have no input into this process. There were no caveats laid down. No conditions of… https://t.co/sMtvCW4UCk @bigdamo @emilysmithLD I don't agree withe everything in the Green movement either, but on the point we were discus… https://t.co/oJd2y0qVV5 @bigdamo @emilysmithLD But they are a political party. If you really wanted to avoid politics, why didn't you stand as an independent? @bigdamo @cllrbartington @RosalindRogers It's not about 'politicking', it's about fighting for principles we happen… https://t.co/qJF0vvwAhL @bigdamo Why did you stand as a Labour candidate then? I always find it amusing when I'm attacked for 'playing poli… https://t.co/pK0kSZIHA4 @timbearder She was greatWell said Tim. This is the contempt that many Conservative councillors have for the people they are supposed to be… https://t.co/G3r1S3dKwXGreat to see @BernieSanders doing so well in the primaries! If anyone can inject some sanity back into global politics, it's him. @ian_corkin @NorthOxonTories @OxonTories I'm assuming of course you meant "rookie" rather than a comparison to the Corvus frugilegu @ian_corkin @NorthOxonTories @OxonTories You don't regard referring to long term campaigners and now elected counci… https://t.co/5iGSBTdTaa
2/12
2020
@bigdamo It's infuriating that the city council constantly announce large developments with little or no affordable… https://t.co/7SudcT59zL @bigdamo But you know that won't happen. The Tories control both the County Council and the government. The result… https://t.co/ZYSUA0CkEL @bigdamo I don't think double-hatters should be allowed as a general principle. Too many conflicts of interest. That goes for officers too. @LukeTugby @mikejelfs Not in my experience as a former Intu tenant for nearly 10 years. But then all landlords have… https://t.co/ZxHvOlNp6u @bigdamo After "thinking long and hard" you did exactly what you'd obviously decided to do several days ago, ignori… https://t.co/Ru4fic1WoR @ian_corkin @NorthOxonTories @OxonTories Except it was in their gift after the electorate gave them the mandate whi… https://t.co/OlOBgkMDXiA forgone conclusion from the Tories as usual. Shocking to see @oxfordlabour enabling this Tory power grab though.… https://t.co/dKmMPkxCidAlthough, to be fair, I can see how the concept of being honest and responsible to the electorate would be an entir… https://t.co/Vb6MCs06hINow @ian_corkin criticises Greens and Libdems in South Oxon for making promises to the electorate and then going on… https://t.co/6yhAjyLGImCllr Jenny Hannaby also refers to land that @OxfordCity have refused to build housing on. Instead choosing to prior… https://t.co/Ww6BO5dL0lBrilliant speech from @RosalindRogers about the behaviour of @OxfordCity in prioritising economic development over… https://t.co/RtXoxkm5VnQuite right too. An outrageous description to apply to local people who have taken the trouble to address the meeti… https://t.co/o8YkZ1e2yBWhere on earth does Intu go from here? Link Real Estate pulls out of fundraising plans. Share price down 21% today… https://t.co/RPe0d9xjEH
Retweeted by Ian MiddletonHis comments were utterly shameful and also unprofessional! https://t.co/b0oVocntOT
Retweeted by Ian MiddletonNow Cllr Pete Handley asks "what happened to democracy"? Referring to the previous administration at @SouthOxon. Th… https://t.co/cWwsSkEsLL @Eddiefreeves at @OxfordshireCC meeting starts his address by referring to this morning's public speakers as "malco… https://t.co/EOJKwIZ3fn @bigdamo says we need to build houses "near Oxford". How about building them IN Oxford, instead of building yet mor… https://t.co/ju5UV7rvT5Cllr Neville Harris asks if the chief executive of @Cherwellcouncil and @OxfordshireCC is the joint CEO of a joint… https://t.co/MpUGvnCY1c @OxfordshireCC has just voted on an amendment to a motion that isn't actually an amendment, its a series of stateme… https://t.co/k95TaydodU @LizBrighouse admits she cries crocodile tears over affordable housing, before going on to cry more crocodile tears… https://t.co/5Q2xGAMPDSNow Cllr Azad opines about how people in her ward can't afford their rent. Does she really think they'll be able to… https://t.co/vbA17Qt4JwCllr John Sanders now patronising @SouthOxon councillors by explaining to them the meaning of the term HMO. Nice to… https://t.co/8dag7aICE4New houses in Oxfordshire are not affordable. Let's bust this myth. https://t.co/ERlXmdNtbT
Retweeted by Ian MiddletonLiz Brighouse for Oxford Labour at the @OxfordshireCC meeting discussing taking over @SouthOxon local plan by refer… https://t.co/ZcyeRsnkAsProtest this morning outside @OxfordshireCC meeting - anger that allowing the county council to take over… https://t.co/kV0a58oAIU
Retweeted by Ian MiddletonBloody hell!!! Just had to check it wasn't April 1st https://t.co/saqlPX9bLE
2/11
2020
So much for the #ConcretingConservatives promises about local representation, democracy and taking back control. T… https://t.co/FcmfT6YaRD
2/8
2020
Are we really still not beyond the point when a TV celeb announcing they're gay is headline news all day? #philipschofieldMe, in another life! https://t.co/YpjVI4riz8Just heard Barrie Masters died last year when I was occupied with less rock and roll endeavours as general election… https://t.co/hAHZsZJH2GAs we were talking about Billericay (or I was) I suppose we should have this. One for the retailers out there to s… https://t.co/AzWELKZEeA @RuthiBrandt @purrrmeister @EliseDB @NorthOxonGreens @greenoxford @robinfbennett @katejo99 Another example of focus… https://t.co/NZ5we1c9PPAs someone who was born in Plaistow, I can only apologise for the terrible language in this song. Although I've ne… https://t.co/MQwM6X8pKvhttps://t.co/vWBihe7uns
2/7
2020
A good idea from @OxfordshireCC and something that I keep asking @Cherwellcouncil to do. It's a start, but is quit… https://t.co/kWgEOjzithAnother sad day for democracy https://t.co/ZaZLeZMuh9
2/6
2020

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