The fashion industry

Fashion is a huge industry and people love it. But it's also  a by-word for exploitation and environmental damage. Most clothes are now produced in poor countries with very poor health and safety records. It's also responsible for a huge amount of waste. Firms employ lots of young women on... More

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