Category Archives: Portsmouth City Council

ARK Schools’ Insult to Portsmouth and Charles Dickens

The News are carrying the story on their front page today of how Charles Dickens Primary school, which is converting to an Academy this coming school year, is losing the “Charles” from its name.  I am in general a supporter … Continue reading

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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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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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Eleanor Scott Quits Lib Dems – Bullying Inquiry in Disarray

UPDATE – I said in the original version of this blog that Cllr Vernon-Jackson was hoping to prevent Cllr Scott contributing to the inquiry by Kath Pinnock on behalf of Lib Dem HQ.  I understand his attempt to subvert the … Continue reading

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Pompey Lib Dems Can’t Polish a Turd

The Lib Dems in Portsmouth are still mired in crisis after the double blow of losing control of the City Council and the apology by Mike Hancock to a vulnerable constituent.  However, there have been all sorts of dramatic conversions, … Continue reading

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