Ian is a writer and ethical entrepreneur. He writes on politics, the environment, ethical consumerism, technology, and animal and human rights. He also writes a regular column for Retail Week Magazine and various new media platforms including EvolvePolitics.com and national newspapers and magazines. He's a former research psychologist, musician, trail runner, hiker, vegan, humanist, beer lover and committed atheist. He has appeared on BBC TV and local and national radio and was The Green Party Parliamentary candidate for North Oxfordshire in 2015 and 2017.
Corbyn has kept his head down to avoid any confrontation on Brexit. But that confrontation has now found him
Emily Thornberry's 'Cavemen' Joke Was Amusing, But Labour's Stance on Electoral Reform Isn't So Funny
I like Emily Thornberry. I think she’d make a great leader of her party. Something I wish the rest Labour would wake up to
01/02/2018 11:43 GMT
26/10/2017 15:33 BST
As our electoral mechanisms continue to stutter and jam, we're likely to find that administrations will be based on proportionality in practice if not in theory. Until we finally embrace and encapsulate that process at the ballot box, we'll have to rely on such ad hoc arrangements as we've seen can be effective in West Oxfordshire.
12/06/2017 12:33 BST
If you're not going to see real change this time around. If your vote is only going to be lost in a sea of others who voted forlornly for the a close second, or the next best thing, use it to support those who will affect real change in the longer term by holding toes to the fire in the meantime.
07/06/2017 11:56 BST
I do that out of pragmatism and the hope that this may knock away at least part of a Tory majority that I feel will be ruinous for this country. It's not a choice I relish, neither is it a choice I want, but in the current ridiculous state of British electoral mechanics, it's the only choice I have left.
11/05/2017 11:47 BST
21/02/2017 16:25 GMT
The spectacle of Theresa May sucking up to Donald Trump on her recent visit was excruciating to watch, but the haste with which she flew to his side was perhaps even more indicative of how their relationship is likely to develop.
02/02/2017 13:29 GMT
Be better than us. See Trump for what he is - a one dimensional, delusional opportunist with an axe to grind who thinks being an overpaid, over-privileged reality TV host qualifies him for one of the most responsible positions on the planet.
07/11/2016 11:25 GMT
We expect the Labour Welsh Government and the UK Government to vigorously defend the Welsh national interest. We cannot afford to leave the fate of the Welsh economy in the hands of the Prime Minister and her three dawdling Brexiteers.
07/09/2016 14:04 BST
He may well be right, but if he's to become our new undemocratically imposed head bureaucrat, we may also be about to realise that reality can be much more frightening than even our wildest imaginings.
27/06/2016 15:54 BST
Today's headlines in The Sun and the Daily Mail have once again blown the anti-immigration dog whistle for the vote on Thursday. The fact that virtually every UK and economic analyst and academic has predicted huge damage to the country if we leave the EU is of no apparent consequence to them.
21/06/2016 16:37 BST
A vote to leave on June 23rd will certainly float Farage's showboat to Westminster, but it's equally likely to leave the of rest us up the creek without a paddle.
16/06/2016 14:42 BST
Donald Trump's already infamous tweet thanking his supporters for highlighting what they see as his correct predictions of a major mainland USA terrorist attack has already been roundly condemned across social media.
13/06/2016 13:08 BST
One can only wonder why the BBC would facilitate a continuation of the behaviour being shown by presenters like Kuenssberg. The question has to be asked - when does journalistic freedom step into the realms of direct influence and bias?
12/05/2016 11:35 BST
Let's hope then that reports of viable rescue plans prove to be more than the wishful thinking of the administrators, and that if any part of the company can be saved, the future owners have pockets deep enough to allow them to concentrate on the business of retail rather than of finance.
28/04/2016 15:13 BST
As Britain shrivels into, at best, a tawdry tax haven in perpetual serfdom to a rich elite, we'll come to the sad realisation that we've been sold a Jerusalem built on false promises and false flags. I wonder if border controls and apocryphal straight bananas will seem quite so important then.
26/02/2016 10:24 GMT
I were pushed to name a favourite track it would be 'Cygnet Committee' from his second album and his more folky era. In the circumstances I hope Mr Jones would forgive me for taking a slight liberty with the last line...
12/01/2016 17:14 GMT
30/11/2015 15:04 GMT
I think the people of Oxfordshire would welcome your further engagement with the PM on their behalf and with local activists on these matters. I personally look forward to your thoughts on how best to capitalise on what has now become a national talking point, and how we can use this new focus in the best interests of Oxfordshire residents and other similarly concerned groups across the country.
18/11/2015 16:37 GMT