Social Issues

Portsmouth the Global City

There’s a popular perception of Portsmouth as a monocultural, jingoistic and reactionary city. Taking a very different angle, University of Portsmouth lecturer and foreign affairs commentator Tom Sykes discusses Portsmouth’s role as a global city [… read more ]

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By Maggie Sawkins. Gentian (with a g as in gate) is late. He was scraping dishes last night at Ken’s Kebabs. One day, he says, when he’s mastered this lingo, he’ll have a restaurant of [… read more ]


Refugee Reverie

Rosy Bremer calls for Portsmouth City Council’s refugee policy to be informed by facts rather than myths and misconceptions. Hats off to Donna Jones and her Conservative colleagues for their adept and skilful handling of the problem [… read more ]


Can Corbynmania Go Far Enough?

Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘new politics’ is dividing Portsmouth Labour Party – many welcome the return to socialism, others are resigning in disgust. Taking a more nuanced view, Portsmouth University lecturer Stephen Harper wonders whether one man – however progressive [… read more ]