Zapped by Emperor Galloway: Portsmouth UKIP, the Homeless and Science Fiction

Horror author and satirist Justin MacCormack examines UKIP’s latest local gaffe through the lens of dark and dystopian science fiction. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno, I expected there to be a respectful pause before our politicians began calling for a purge of the poor. But no, UKIP quickly stepped up to the Read more

Board (Games) With Portsmouth Politics

Portsmouth visual satirist and S&C regular Mike Gumbrell creates a new take on an old classic with a board game based on Portsmouth Politics, Portsmouthonopoly.   Read more

What Donna Can Learn From Donald

In the spirit of boosting the ‘special relationship’, Sir Eugene Nicks KBE of the All-Portsmouth Conservative, Regressive and Imperial Association (established 1799), celebrates the similarities between the leader of Portsmouth City Council and the new leader of the Free World. Isn’t this a whizzo time to be alive, readers? Me old mucker and business partner Read more

Democracy in Portsmouth? It’d Be a Good Idea

In the wake of recent protests both local and global, journalist, political commentator and S&C editor Tom Sykes questions how representative our elected representatives really are – in Portsmouth and beyond. Criticisms of democracy have been around since the birth of democracy itself. But new questions are being asked in the West about how fair, Read more

If You Want a Nincompoop for Your Neighbour…

We reluctantly present some words of praise for Portsmouth’s most (in)famous Conservative by Sir Eugene Nicks QC, KBE: soldier, lawyer, lover, brother, mother and Policy Advisor to the All-Portsea Conservative, Regressive and Imperial Association (established 1799). Ladies, gentlemen and your valets, before I wax on and wax off about the scalding topic of the day, Read more

Pompey Reigns Victorious as Glastonbury ‘Hangs Up Wellies’

The music world was left stunned today due to Michael Eavis’ shock decision to never hold another Glastonbury music festival, reports resident satirist Claire Denise Udy. Michael Eavis gave a surprising press conference today on the future of the Glastonbury Festival, as international media and his award-winning cows looked on in shock. Blaming the over Read more

Donna Trump Wants St James’s Grounds for Solent City HQ

Our resident satirist, Claire Denise Udy, reports on a bizarre twist in the saga of the new Solent Authority. The leader of Portsmouth City Council, Donna Trump, today announced plans for the soon-to-be defunct grounds of St James’ Hospital to be bulldozed, and the Solent City headquarters to be built in their place. The HQ Read more

Brexit Doesn’t Go Far Enough

We present an almost considered opinion about the EU referendum from our columnist Sir Eugene Nicks QC, KBE, Policy Advisor to the All-Portsea Conservative, Regressive and Imperial Association (established 1799). I trust all Star & Crescent readers are as delighted as I am by the result of the Grand Patriotic Plebiscite. This was a victory for fear Read more