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 [… read more ]
Local resident Mike Gumbrell turns his satirical eye to recent headlines, including Portsmouth City Council’s investment decisions, Solent devolution and of course, last week’s Donna Donald Trump election victory.
S&C Co-editor, Oriana Bevan, reports on a day of questionable public ‘consultation’ on the new Solent deal, which proposes to add a new layer of local government across Portsmouth, Southampton and the IOW. Additional reporting [… read more ]
Shelagh Simmons questions the ‘consultation’ process for the proposed Solent Combined Authority, which would see Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight local governance transformed, potentially under the leadership of an elected mayor. Additional reporting [… read more ]