Category Archives: Politics

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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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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“Save Shipbuilding” demo, 14th December

This is just a very quick follow-up to the march today from the Dockyard to the Guildhall, and the rally that followed it. It was organised by the Unite union, and there were the usual Socialist Worker placards in evidence.  … Continue reading

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BBC Question Time preview and demo 14/11

As mentioned previously, BBC Question Time has been moved to Portsmouth Guildhall tonight from Brighton.  I didn’t get a ticket myself, but I’ll copy my two questions (all audience members are invited to submit two in advance) below. The panel … Continue reading

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Dockyard Update 10/11/13

Yesterday the rally in support of the Dockyard by Portsmouth Trades Council took place at the fountain in the city centre.  Despite horrendous rain – there were sporting events called off all over the place because of waterlogging – a … Continue reading

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