Election ’17: War is a Politician’s Vanity Project

Graham Horne of the anti-war campaign group Veterans for Peace (VfP) talks to S&C editor Tom Sykes about what the coming election could mean for Britain’s arms industry, foreign policy and international relations. Tom Sykes: Will the election have any impact on VfP’s campaign work? Is VfP getting behind any of the candidates? Graham Horne: Read more

Election ’17: Smears, Cuts and Real Alternatives with Jon Woods Part II

In the second part of Katie Roberts’ interview, Jon Woods of Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), discusses the ‘obscenity’ of Trident, the risks of tactical voting and the perils of Islamophobia. Katie Roberts: There’s a view that when people feel threatened by issues such as immigration and national security Read more

From Bosnia to Syria: ‘Fake News’, Imperialist Agendas

Portsmouth University media lecturer Dr Stephen Harper critiques Western reporting on the Syria conflict, which is worryingly reminiscent of the biased coverage of the Bosnian war in the 1990s. At the end of last year, a supposedly new threat to the integrity of Western public discourse hove into view. I am referring, of course, to Read more

Could Brexit Get Even Worse?

JS Adams fears that the Brexit fallout could threaten our civil liberties, our economic relationship with the rest of the world and even peace and stability across Europe. I have no evidence that Brexit could trigger another world war, but it can’t be a coincidence that Britain was at peace with Europe all the time it was Read more

The Siege of Somerstown Part III

The Siege of Somerstown: Being a Portion of the Records of a General of the Fifth Hants Involuntary Air Rifles Concerning an Infantry Sortie on Behalf of the Crown and Portsmouth City Council’s Department of Colonial Warfare After leading an infantry charge against the recalcitrant subjects of the Empire’s outer reach – or Somerstown to Read more

Portsmouth Leader Confirms Massive Boost After Brexit

Jon O’Pompi rakes the muck on Portsmouth’s post-Brexit shenanigans. In a public statement designed to alleviate concern over public finances post-Brexit, Portsmouth City Council leader, Penguin McBarrel-On-Sticks revealed trade negotiations between Portsmouth and unnamed financial backers were already underway. ‘Yesterday morning I received an email from a contact very interested in helping us,’ she grunted. ‘The email Read more