Election ’17: Penny Mordaunt’s Turkish Tall Story

Poet and photographer Richard Williams is not a member of any political party and has no axe to grind. However, he would like our politicians to act with integrity and to know what they are talking about. Penny Mordaunt, incumbent MP for Portsmouth North, slipped below such standards during the EU referendum’s Leave campaign. It Read more

Guns, Glitter and Gewgaws: A 1950s Christmas

In a S&C Christmas exclusive, actor, playwright and S&C Contributing Editor John Bartlett recalls the Christmas customs of his childhood. Some of these customs remain with us, others now seem alien or eccentric. In 1956, my father Reg fell ill whilst serving on board the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle. He had to leave the ship Read more

Why I Support A Second Referendum

A response to the first referendum and hopes for a second from Francis Lovering, a concerned Portsmouth resident and European. The recent referendum has left more people distressed than the aftermath of any general election or political process I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. My children and many of my friends, including many who 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

Remembering Gallipoli: exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Dianna Djokey and Fiona Smythe from the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and Ahmet Baştürk join DJ Ritu on the A World in London radio series in a special broadcast on the legacy of the Gallipoli campaign. Reporting by T-VINE. The campaign at Gallipoli, or Çanakkale, fought against the Ottomans one hundred Read more