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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
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
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
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
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
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