PM supports Portsmouth’s battle for survival

Prime Minister David Cameron is backing Championship Portsmouth’s battle for financial survival.

Prime Minister David Cameron is backing Championship Portsmouth’s battle for financial survival.

Pompey were last week issued with a winding-up order by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over an unpaid tax bill in the region of £1.6million, with the petition due to be heard in court on February 20.

The situation was raised by Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt during Wednesday's session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.

Mordaunt said: "If a local supermarket closes down another quickly takes its place. If Portsmouth Football Club closes down, the Pompey fans will not be content with buying their season tickets from Southampton.

"Will the Prime Minister add his voice to mine in calling for HMRC to meet with the club so it recoups the taxes it's owed, that our club survives and that the fans have their chance to become its owners?"

Cameron responded: "I will certainly do that. I think she is absolutely right to raise this issue. Knowing one or two Pompey fans I can completely understand. The idea that they can go and support Southampton is completely incredible. We must do everything we can to keep this friendly rivalry going."

 
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