Prime Minister calls for tax man to meet with Pompey officials

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POMPEY’S fight for survival has received backing from the Prime Minister.

David Cameron today said he will do all he can to keep the club in business in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt urged the Prime Minister to ask HMRC to meet with Pompey officials over the club’s winding-up petition over unpaid tax.

She said: ‘If a local super market closes down another quickly takes its place. If Portsmouth Football Club closes down the Pompey fans will not be content with buying their season ticket from Southampton.

‘Will the Prime Minister add his voice to mine in calling for HMRC to meet with the club so it recoups the tax it is owed that our club survives and that the fans have their chance to become its owners.’

The Prime Minister said: ‘I will certainly do that and she’s right to raise this issue. Knowing one or two Pompey fans I can completely understand the idea they can go and support Southampton is incredible and we will do everything we can to keep this friendly rivalry going.’