Dangerous deals are still going to be done in the dark

The government’s Trade Bill was debated yeaterday As it stands, it's a power grab. It doesn’t give parliament or the public any role at all in overseeing future trade deals. Instead, it gives trade secretary Liam Fox a blank cheque to negotiate over our food standards, our public services... More

Open Letter to Full Council on Plastics- 8th February 2018

Dear Councillors, We are writing in support of the motion being put forward by Cllr Lee Hunt and Cllr Rob Wood on Tuesday 13th February entitled (11c) Notice of Motion – Reducing the use of single-use plastics in Portsmouth. 2018 has seen a major shift in attitudes towards single-use... More

#LetPompeyBreathe

The Problem Air pollution in Portsmouth is a public health crisis. Poor air quality has been linked to many serious health conditions including heart disease, breathing problems and Alzheimer’s. Most pollution in Portsmouth is caused by road traffic, particularly in the form of nitrogen dioxide... More

Corporate profits trump public health

The scandal of expensive medicines In spite of advances in medical innovation, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because medicines are too expensive. Historically this has tragically affected low and middle-income countries. But in recent years, the NHS... More