November 6th, 2013


Drake under his Hummock

On the BBC 6 O'clock News last night, Nick Robinson referred to Portsmouth as being in the southwest of England, which shows... an interesting grasp of geography. (Perhaps he was confusing it with Plymouth?) Today, as yesterday, the end of 500 years of shipbuilding there is being reported on the BBC website's Scottish section. The inset video clips feature two people from Glasgow plus the Defence Secretary, with a Portsmouth MP being tucked in right at the bottom. The fact that jobs will also be lost at Filton (a couple of miles from my house) goes virtually unmentioned.

The working class of the south of England are indeed invisible from Westminster.