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

Katie Roberts talks to Jon Woods of Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) about Jeremy Corbyn’s election chances, the shifting loyalties in Portsmouth politics and a Conservative councillor’s audacious attempt last year to smear Jon and other local activists. Katie Roberts: Could you start by telling us a little bit Read more

Election ’17: Is a Female PM Better than a Male PM?

It’s a no-brainer surely: a female Prime Minister knows about women’s lives and will make woman-friendly policies. Or maybe not, wonders Jenifer Flintoft of the Portsmouth & South Downs Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSDPSC). What happened last time we had a female Prime Minister? Naively, some women voted for Thatcher thinking she would make women’s lives Read more

Homeless Voices from Portsmouth

As a follow-up to her investigation into the growing numbers of people sleeping rough on our streets, Holly Wells shares with us her encounters with two of those very people. Roy Age: ’45.’ Time on the streets: ‘On and off since 2008. 13th September this year is when my landlord kicked me out. I’ve done the sofa surfing Read more

Help for Homeless?

Following news that the number of homeless people in Portsmouth has trebled, Holly Wells finds out why – and who is out there to help. A homeless man is sat in a doorway in Southsea. With only a rucksack, a flask of tea and a baseball cap filled with coppers, he still manages a smile Read more

Rallies Planned as Portsmouth Councillors Prepare for Budget Cuts Meeting

Following the launch of a petition this week that has quickly generated over 38,000 signatures in support of domestic violence and sexual health services, UP Antifascists release a statement calling for Portsmouth residents to protest the impact of forthcoming cuts.  The rally coincides with the Full Council meeting at 2pm in the Guildhall to decide on Read more