Author Archives: Stuart Crow

Moving home and other stuff

This blog started out in the dark days of Pompey’s life when it wasn’t clear whether the club would survive or not.  It has since gone off at a tangent into politics, and it now balances precariously on a tightrope … Continue reading

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Lib Dems under pressure over Hancock as Councillor quits

Update 28/1: Final update for this post before I open up a new one. Cllr Eleanor Scott gave an extensive interview to Victoria Derbyshire on Radio 5 Live this morning.  It was actually distressing to hear her evident discomfort at her … Continue reading

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Leak of Pascoe report into Mike Hancock – reactions

Tuesday’s blog reporting the events at the full City Council meeting, where the Pascoe report was debated is here. Updates 24/1/14 The BBC South political editor Peter Henley gave an excellent summary of “where we are” with Hancock on the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth City Council – Mike Hancock & the Pascoe report

Since writing up this blog, a version of the entire Pascoe report has been leaked online, and it – and the uproar it’s generated – are all over the media.  I’ve put up another post with some of the reactions … Continue reading

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A “Minister for Portsmouth”?

I was a bit harsh, perhaps, the other day when I said on Twitter it was “gimmickry” that Michael Fallon has been assigned to be “Minister for Portsmouth”. Vince Cable has been quick to rubbish the appointment, and since he … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal – Licensing MPs

Tristram Hunt, Labour’s slightly wacky and accident-prone Shadow Education Secretary, has revived Labour’s plans to license teachers.  This is something that Ed Balls wanted to do when Labour were last in power, and at the time it was a response … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier update – FoI response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue

The news about South Parade Pier has been getting a bit better lately.  It’s been confirmed that the South Parade Trust and the Pier’s owners are in discussion about a change of ownership.  Despite the battering waves and driving wind, … Continue reading

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