Category Archives: Politics

My Latest Newsletter for Milton Ward

This is what I’m delivering around Milton over the weekend and the early part of next week.  St James’ Hospital, Tesco at Fratton Park, and the overturning of the daft Lib Dem plan to merge three schools (all of which … Continue reading

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Six Weeks And Counting – Lib Dem Hancock Dithering Drags On

I emailed the Lib Dem Press Office earlier to see if there was any news on Mike Hancock’s suspension, or the disciplinary process against him.  I’ve tried this a couple of times before, with no luck.  I did “Call Clegg” … Continue reading

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The “Revenge Porn” Problem

Politicians and policy makers tend not to have a very good grasp of modern digital media.  A particular annoyance of mine is that we still have the government pushing DAB radio, a technology based on a system that was outdated … Continue reading

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Blair Twenty Years On

It’s a little bit more than 20 years on for me.  I was one of many who were struck by his dazzling performances against Michael Howard, both as his shadow as Employment Secretary and then Home Secretary.  Blair shone against … Continue reading

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John Bercow cracks a joke during Commons session on Gaza and Ukraine

I’ve never been a fan of John Bercow.  He thinks he’s funny (he’s not), he thinks he’s clever (he’s not), he thinks he is advancing the cause of Parliament (he’s not). Today he made this crack during David Cameron’s session … Continue reading

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A Monday Miscellany

Pier Farce, Part 94 The News have got a daft story about South Parade Pier having “new owners”. The News always call them that, at some cost to the paper’s credibility, because the consortium doesn’t own the Pier yet and … Continue reading

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Clegg’s Blind Spot

Nick Clegg has given interview to BBC Radio Solent’s Tristan Pascoe in which he laments the state of his party, and the under-representation of women in politics.  The second point is something that is true of all the parties, and … Continue reading

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Yet More on Lib Dem Cover-ups

I almost feel I should apologise for banging on about this topic, because there are several other things I want to write about today (South Parade Pier, St James’ Hospital, the new aircraft carriers) but alas I haven’t got time … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Media Crisis Continues

Portsmouth Lib Dems are still reeling from the exposure of their fake “inquiry” into bullying in Portsmouth.  Cllr Kath Pinnock had been sent down from Kirklees in Yorkshire with barrel of whitewash and instructions to spread it “liberally”, but today … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Knives Out for Cllr Scott

Cllr Kath Pinnock arrived in Portsmouth, and seems to have departed again already, having scrutinised/schmoozed with (it depends on your point of view, as I’ll explain) local Liberal Democrats.  In my last blog, I dealt with the point made by … Continue reading

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