Figures revealed on C4 news report from Taunton: at least 449 UK street homeless deaths in last year – Alexander Mishkin: Countergangs? Is Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins a doppelganger for censored Julian Assange & Wikileaks? – CIA assassins pouring petrol on Ukraine fire?

Friday 12th October 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At six – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After seven –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: Conservative councillor for Brislington East Tony Carey – and chief executive of Creative Youth Network – and the Green party’s candidate for mayor Sandy Hoare-Ruthven – Creative Youth Network – what they do; Green Party Conference in Bristol – main issues covered; New figures revealed on news report filmed in Taunton: at least 449 homeless deaths in UK in the last year – homelessness – regulation of letting market; PMQs homelessness – winter hostels, Bristol’s new St. Annes Hostel, new policy of Theresa May’s on social housing, support services cut for complex needs of homeless, austerity, 300,000 migrants a year – where are they living?;  PMQs Universal Credit – Universal Credit: Charities told to sign ‘gagging clauses’ to protect Esther McVey’s reputation via @Welfare_Weekly – Theresa May saying ‘an end to austerity’; Fran Mier, who has cerebral palsy has had her ESA confirmed after assessment, then stopped three days later; bail out of banks in 2008; PMQs why have bankers responsible for 2008 bank crisis not been brought to account? New regulations, fines; Bristol Council run as a business: Plans to make Bristol City Council ‘more business-like’; Piecemeal ideas, such as putting advertising in Bristol parks , will be brought under one banner with the help of Penny Fell, who as of August is the council’s new director of commercialisation. In a report, she said the “council has no widely understood meaning of the term ‘commercialisation’”, before drafting her own definition: “Bristol City Council will achieve efficiency savings and income growth by developing, implementing and evaluating commercial objectives and activities in a more business-like way”. Some of this new approach may have been seen in a deeply unpopular decision by the council not to renew the lease for Ashton Court miniature railway on the grounds the land could make more money turned over to other uses. PMQs Corbyn – Education – pay cuts for teachers; Mervyn King says 2008 financial crisis was not Labours fault: Labour not responsible for crash, says former Bank of England governor. Mervyn King says there was shared intellectual responsibility across political parties for failing to foresee problems – was an international crisis.

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Second hour: Investigative reports: Bellingcat and Skripal affair:  government says of Bellingcats investigation – no conclusive evidence; MH17 and Bellingcat; interview with Eliot Higgins on BBC World at One – how did he find out Petrov was Dr Alexander Mishkin? Is Skripal working with Western secret services? The two Russian men suspected by British intelligence of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England in March shadowed the former double agent in Prague in 2014, Czech Radio (CR) has cited sources as saying. In an October 10 report, CR cited unnamed Czech intelligence sources as saying that the Russians — whom cybersleuthing group Bellingcat says it has unmasked as military intelligence officers Anatoly Chepiga and Aleksandr Mishkin — visited Prague in 2014 and that Skripal was there at the same time. Were Skripals poisoned with Novichok? – not deadly enough; anomalies of Skripal affair; nurse and doctor who initially cleared Skripal airways as they were foaming at the mouth on the bench were not affected by the ‘Novichok’ but detective who just happened upon the scene was poisoned – Wiltshire coroners office in Endless Street Salisbury were clearing the decks for the inquests – expecting two bodies because HUNDREDS would normally die if Novichok were really used, they were supposed to be dead — third Russian possibly involved – Hospital consultant said NOBODY was poisoned with nerve agents: Once we posted a tweet about the seemingly anomalous statements made in a letter to the Times by a senior doctor at Salisbury hospital we’ve seen the issue being raised in many places, most recently on Moon of Alabama. To recap: On March 16 Steven Davies, “Consultant in Emergency Medicine” at Salisbury hospital, wrote the following letter to the Times in response to an article that had appeared there two days earlier.This is the text of the letter: “Sir, Further to your report (“Poison Exposure Leaves Almost 40 Needing Treatment”, Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve-agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved. STEPHEN DAVIES, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Sergey Fedetov.  Julian Assange – Guardian story. As his isolation intensifies, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange faces possible threat of eviction, extradition. Wikileaks – Amazon data centres – DNC leaked emails to Wikileaks. Robert S Muller III – key evidence – Skripal came up with stuff to discredit Trump – pee in bed. Back then I did not realise what I now know, that the person being protected was Pablo Miller, colleague in both MI6 then Orbis Intelligence of Christopher Steele, author of the fabrications of the Trump/Russia golden shower dossier. That the government’s very first act on the poisoning was to ban all media mention of Pablo Miller makes it extremely probable that this whole incident is related to the Trump dossier and that Skripal had worked on it, as I immediately suspected. The most probable cause is that Skripal – who you should remember had traded the names of Russian agents to Britain for cash – had worked on the dossier with Miller but was threatening to expose its lies for cash. Army investigates Tommy Robinson photo with soldiers: Tommy Robinson with army. Ben Walker block Tommy joining UKIP story.  Jo Glenton Guardian story – PMQs  British Army – supporting families. Jamal Kashoggi – killed in Istanbul story….Trump discussing killing – will he cut off arms sales to Saudis? – Audio, video recordings prove Khashoggi killed inside consulate: report US and Turkish officials told The Washington Post there are audio and video recordings proving Khashoggi was tortured and murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Video recordings show a Saudi assassination team seizing the journalist after he walked in on October 2. He was then killed and his body dismembered, the officials told the Post – the newspaper that Khashoggi wrote for as a columnist. The audio was particularly gruesome, the sources said. “The voice recording from inside the embassy lays out what happened to Jamal after he entered,” said one official speaking anonymously because the intelligence is classified. “You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic. You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured, and then murdered.” Another unnamed official confirmed men could be heard beating Khashoggi on the recording. It was unclear how the Turkish and American officials obtained the recordings.  Why did US Ambass ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resign? Presidential pressure? Political ambitions to be more warmongering and Zionist than Trump? Ron Unz 9/11 story – false flag attacks by Mossad: Certainly no other nation in the world can remotely match Israel’s track-record of remarkably bold high-level assassinations and false-flag attacks, terrorist and otherwise, against other countries, even including America and its military. Furthermore, the enormous dominance of Jewish and pro-Israel elements in the American establishment media and increasingly that of many other major countries in the West has long ensured that even when the solid evidence of such attacks was discovered, very few ordinary Americans would ever hear those facts. The pattern of behavior is really quite remarkable. Even prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, the various Zionist factions assassinated Lord Moyne, the British Minister for the Middle East, and Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Peace Negotiator, and made unsuccessful attempts to kill President Harry S. Truman and British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, while even discussing the possible assassination of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  The history of military and terrorist attacks is even more striking. One of history’s largest terrorist attacks prior to 9/11 was the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by Zionist militants dressed as Arabs, which killed 91 people and largely destroyed the structure. In the famous Lavon Affair of 1954, Israeli agents launched a wave of terrorist attacks against Western targets in Egypt, intending to have those blamed on anti-Western Arab groups. There are strong claims that in 1950 Israeli Mossad agents launched a wave of false-flag terrorist bombings against Jewish targets in Baghdad, successfully using those violent methods to help persuade Iraq’s thousand-year Jewish community to emigrate to the Jewish state. In 1967, Israel launched a deliberate air and sea attack against the U.S.S. Liberty, intending to leave no survivors, and ultimately killing or wounding over 200 American servicemen before word of the attack reached our Sixth Fleet and it was called off. Interview with Manfred Petritsch from All Smoke and Mirrors Blog about NATO warfare economy and murder of leader of Donbass Ukraine separatists Alexander Zakharchenko: Washington is upping the ante in Ukraine. Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, said in an interview with the Guardian published on September 1 that “Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country’s naval and air defense forces in the face of continuing Russian support for eastern separatists.” According to him, the Trump administration was “absolutely” prepared to go further in supplying lethal weaponry to Ukrainian forces than the anti-tank missiles it delivered in April. “They need lethal assistance,” he emphasized. Mr. Volker explained that “[t]hey need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we’ll have to look at air defense.” The diplomat believes Ukraine needs unmanned aerial vehicles, counter-battery radar systems, and anti-sniper systems. The issue of lethal arms purchases has been discussed at the highest level. The move is provocative and it may have consequences. For instance, Russia could supply the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine with up-to-date weapons systems in quantities sufficient to deter any military action on the part of Kiev. Once the Minsk accords are no longer functional and cannot command obediance, Moscow could recognize those republics as independent states that are eligible for military cooperation agreements, which would include stationing military bases on their soil. If their governments invited the Russian armed forces to be deployed inside their borders, it would be quite natural to agree to those requests. No international law would be breached. In a nutshell, if the US crosses that red line, Russia will act accordingly. Nobody seems to want a war raging in Ukraine, but that’s what the US weapons supplies would promote, egging the Ukrainian government on to seek a military solution. And what if it loses? Washington would be to blame for such a scenario. By the way, is it a coincidence that Mr. Volker’s interview appeared just as Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the Donetsk self-proclaimed republic, was assassinated? Just asking.

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Theresa May’s conference ‘dance macabre’, wedded to stillborn Chequers deal – Israeli assassination expert Alexander Brass: pulls ‘absurd’ Skripal story to pieces – Malaya: 1948 Batang Kali massacre, what really happened, former British Army officer

Friday 5th October 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

At six – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After seven –
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: From October 2017: Marvin Rees plans to knock down Cumberland Basin and rename it ‘Western Harbour’ – From private ‘Place Dynamix’ cover website: The Cumberland Basin sits at the fork between the River Avon and Bristol Floating Harbour. The western peninsula of Spike Island sits within walking distance of Bristol’s affluent neighbourhoods of Clifton and Hotwells, home to Georgian houses, universities and high -quality lifestyle retail offerings. The Cumberland Basin stakeholders met the mayor’s helpers in June and were told everything is early days (in effect go back to sleep). Bristol Against Tower Blocks Facebook pageToday someone found this: Odldy enough this has not been publicly revealed and was not mentioned by City Design in their 9th April presentation during the Local Plan consultation period. The person who found this “lead consultants website” comments as follows – What stands out is: • The sheer density of the proposed building on Spike Island. • The intention to build as high as the current Bond Warehouses (!) • The large edifice at the tip of Spike Island. No doubt giving a premium view of the Suspension Bridge. The view from the Bridge might not be quite as premium in future. I do hope it is proposed to be a public building, and just not expensive flats or offices. • The smaller height of the proposed Hotwells scheme. Albeit what precisely is planned is unclear. • The restoration of Avon Crescent as a through-route. • Some really ugly architecture, although it might just be indicative of what could be built there (if we make as little effort as we have with the rest of the Harbourside). • The lack of a replacement bridge (!!) – source on the Place Dynamics pages – Mayor Marvin Rees plans to get rid of swing bridge and put tunnel inBristol set to smash Marvin Rees’ target of 2000 new homes a year target; Bristol congestion charge? – Bristol buses, Metrobus;  Airbus Filton takes on swathes of apprentices amid growing fears of Brexit ‘carnage’  – George White gifted Filton to Bristol;  Fracking protesters’ ‘absurdly harsh’ jail sentences spark calls for judicial review backed by hundreds of scientistsWelsh leaders urged to halt ‘nuclear mud’ dumping off Cardiff – ‘Radioactive mud’ Sediment from Hinkley Point C construction site: Among those backing the objectors is the Emeritus Prof Keith Barnham, a distinguished research fellow in the physics department at Imperial College London, who argues it is possible that large amounts of uranium and dangerous levels of plutonium could have reached the mud when cooling water from the decommissioned Hinkley Point A was discharged. 2018 Tory Party Conference: speech by Esther McVey, Work & Pensions Secretary – jobs and great new benefit system; Theresa May’s speech – an end to austerity? – Brexit – John Pilger’s view of the crooked 2008 bankers who caused austerity; Boris Johnson’s speech to party conference – Chequers Brexit deal no-good, power of EU.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Claims of Russian Hacking from all over the World:  what does GCHQ do!;  easy to conceal the origin of an attack;  Western Intelligence Agencies and Information Warfare; CNN article: UK blames Russian military for ‘reckless’ cyber attacks, Britain, Australia and New Zealand have accused Russian military intelligence of carrying out a worldwide campaign of “malicious” cyber attacks, including the hacking of the US Democratic National Committee in 2016. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement Thursday that the country’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) had found that Russian GRU intelligence service operatives were behind cyber attacks believed to have cost the global economy millions of dollars. Australia and New Zealand released similar statements alleging that their own intelligence agencies had found evidence of Russian involvement in the same attacks on political, business, media and sporting institutions; Wikileaks broke US election fixing story; Anna Holligan on BBC – about Russian GRU agents outside Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog OPCW building in The Hague – trying to hack in; Is this what the Russian agents learned in The Hague? OPCW said Skripal poison may have been BZ nerve gas not Novichok; Russia’s foreign minister has claimed Sergei and Yulia Skripal were not poisoned by nerve agent novichok, but a separate chemical possessed by the UK and US. Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had received information from a laboratory in Spiez, Switzerland suggesting the Russian double agent and his daughter were exposed to a non-lethal substance known as BZ. He claimed the laboratory had passed Russia confidential information after analysing samples of the agent used in the attack on the Skripals in Salisbury last month. – Israeli assassination expert interviewed on Salisbury Novichok story: Israeli assassination expert Alexander Brass: pulls ‘absurd’ Skripal story to piecesAn Israeli expert on international terrorism, writer Alexander Brass, shared his view on the case of the Skripals poisoning in Salisbury. Brass draws parallels between the work of the special services of Israel and Russia – he believes that if to compare the British version with the practice of the special agents, then the absurdity becomes obvious. “Alexander, so what, in your opinion, happened in Salisbury?” – There was a rough provocation by the British special services. In my opinion, this is obvious.  – Why do you think so? – “There’s a lot of stupidity on stupidity.” The story with Petrov and Boshirov does not hold up any professional peer review. According to the Brits, the Skripals were poisoned by GRU agents (this is what the department is called, although this is now the Main Directorate of the RF General Staff). I want to explain how the special services work. If you need someone to eliminate, then this is a very serious operation, which is being prepared for a long time. A very significant material and human resource is allocated. We are talking about dozens of employees. On the territory of this state, an “advanced command post” is being created. In the operation, a technical support group, a logistic group, a cover group, an external surveillance group and a group of performers are involved. The performers themselves appear at the very last moment. They do not go anywhere, lighting up on cameras, do not use public transport, but move on rented cars, which they do not rent themselves. And the more they will not stop in hotels, but will live on safe houses provided by the logistics group. Such groups do not come under the passport of their country, do not go to the embassy for obtaining a visa, leaving fingerprints. This is complete nonsense. Professionals do not work that way. If the GRU acted, both the killers and the other participants in the operation would come to the UK on the passports of other countries that have visa-free relations with it. Here, two alleged GRU officers go to the embassy, ​​leave their fingerprints there, get a visa, stop at the hotel, pass under all the cells. This you will not find even in ladies’ detective novels;  Theresa May’s speech about the dangers of Putin, and Corbyn’s security policies.  Plants more resilient to insects – biological weapon. US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison appeared to threaten war against Russia in comments Tuesday, saying the US was prepared to preemptively “take out” certain Russian missiles that the US objects to Russia having. Hutchison added that Russia was “on notice” that the US was prepared to launch preemptive military strikes against them, and would not allow Russia to keep any missiles that the US believes are in violation of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Attacking Russia would be a serious issue, whether or not US officials believe they have a treaty pretext to justify it. Russian officials were quick to warn that they don’t think people making such statements realize the “danger of aggressive rhetoric.” http://www.AntiWar.com. Pentagon – strikes legal– if ‘partners’ are benefiting from attack. Mattis – taking out missiles. Interview with Barry Wynne, former SAS Officer, about the Batang Kali Massacre in Malaysia in 1948 and the jungle warfare he took part in. Lopresti family of Filton and Bradley Stoke MP, Freemasonry and ice cream fame – claims of slavery and assault by staff.  Windows on World event about local government being privatised – by Mark Windows and Piers Corbyn. Did you know that 64% of populations in “democracies” stated that their governments “rarely or never act in the public interest?

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Bristol mayor Marvin Rees ‘obsession with secrecy’ kills political scrutiny of his cabinet – Bellingcat propaganda: Facial recognition software Pictriev suggests Novichok ‘tourist’ Ruslan Boshirov is not GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga – Rob van der Zon on Market Garden: German foreknowledge ten days before the drop

Friday 28th September 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with LibDem councillor for Knowle Gary Hopkins and Labour member and author Mal Sainsbury – Advertising; Bristol parks; Bristol Cabinet under Mayor Marvin Rees curtailing scrutiny of Future Business;  Bristol Arena front man and Merchant Venturer Colin Skellett – The City was stunned when Filton Arena front man Colin Skellett was arrested. But the head of Wessex Water says the seven-figure sum which appeared in his Stoke-on-Trent bank account is not a bribe – YTL, with no experience of the European utility industries and with little understanding of how they were regulated, began to talk about incentives to keep the chief executive on board. Skellett was offered a five-year “lock-in” contract to carry out consultancy work on YTL’s business development, not least because the Malaysians wanted to buy more companies in Europe and elsewhere. The lock-in payment, which was around £1m, was – somewhat unusually – made up front. It was in Skellett’s bank account by mid to late July but, because there has not been a board meeting since, his fellow directors were unaware of the payment. It was the transfer of funds which apparently did for Skellett, because it was the bank, rather than a corporate whistle-blower, which seems to have tipped off the authorities. Skellett may therefore be a victim of the Government’s crackdown on money-laundering and terrorist financing, which forces banks to report any unusual movements of cash in or out of accounts.;  homeless and hostels – Universal Credit; John McDonnell speech at Labour Conference – the economy;  effects of austerity on society – nationalisation;  Bristol Council targeting people in debt;  Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism slurs – Norman Finklestein, who wrote The Holocaust Industry, discusses what he thinks of Dame Hodges saying Labour and Corbyn are anti-Semitic; Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at Labour Conference – social justice – privatisation and outsourcing failures.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: The problem is with Bellingcat’s methodology. They did not start with any prior intelligence that “Chepiga” is “Boshirov”. They rather allegedly searched databases of GRU operatives of about the right age, then trawled photos in yearbooks of them until they found one that looked a bit like “Boshirov”. And guess what? It looks a bit like “Boshirov”. If you ignore the substantially different skull shape and nose. Who is Bellingcat? 1Bellingcat is an amateur run, supposedly independent, source of image analyses on controversial images. Its operator, Eliot Higgins has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. However, Robert Parry termed Bellingcat’s analysis of satellite photos related to the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 an “amateurish [and] anti-Russian… fraud”. Another commentator claimed that Higgins has constantly been a source of dis/misinformation on Syria and Ukraine. Old Labour Oxford economist Martin Summers claimed Bellingcat was a conduit for propaganda from the Ukrainian intelligence services: “It’s not so much ‘Bellingcat’ as ‘smell a rat’.” – Who is Bellingcat? 2 Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat, Who is He? Everything You Need to Know… This is part of the series, Who’s Who in Ukraine Propaganda (#3) Graham Phillips  – Who is Bellingcat? 3Bellingcat: the Dead Cat Factory by Bryan Hemming. There have been two new developments in the long-awaited criminal investigation report into MH17 over the last couple of weeks. Though you might’ve read about one, you’re far less likely to have heard about the other — more important — one. Skripal affair – Bellingcat saying he’s found who one of supposed Skripal poisoners is: who is Elliot Higgins of Bellingcat? Paid by Western Intelligence Services? Sky story presents Bellingcat speculation as factTrue identity revealed: Salisbury suspect is colonel in Russian military intelligence Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga reportedly served in conflicts in Chechnya and Ukraine and was given a medal in 2014. Taxpayer funded fake news machine Psychological Warfare: British Army Brigade 77, Information Activity and Outreach (IA&O): Conducting timely and appropriate audience, actor and adversary analysis. Planning and integrating information activity and outreach (IA&O). Supporting and delivering IA&O within pre-designated boundaries. Supporting counter-adversarial information activity. Support to partners across Government upstream and post-conflict institutional development/reform. Collecting, creating and disseminating digital and wider media content in support of designated tasks. Monitoring and evaluating the information environment within boundaries or operational area. 77th Brigade is an agent of change; through targeted Information Activity and Outreach we contribute to the success of military objectives in support of Commanders, whilst reducing the cost in casualties and resources. Our outputs are a fundamental part of the Army’s Integrated Action model. Aside from the delivery and support of Information Activities and Outreach we have a role in planning and advising across the Army and wider Defence. – Information Warfare – war against Russia;  Gordon Carrera talking about Bellingcat on 5 Live;  Craig Murray – face recognition story; Craig Murray tweet.  Interview with Issa Amro, from Hebron Freedom Fund, on how he was denied to get on his flight to England to speak at Labour Conference. I have no rights to general assembly, no rights to free speech, to due process or to freedom of movement. I get 10% of the water illegal settlers living next to me get. I am not allowed to walk down the streets of my own city. I can’t travel, work, or do business without being granted permission, which I must seek from the occupying forces themselves. Living under military law next to illegal Israeli settlers who live under civilian law, I know well the experience of terror and violence. I also know well what apartheid was, and what it looks like today in my city. Australian TV ABC – political interference – Head resigned 5 journalists hated by Australian Government.  WW2 battle at Arnhem – Rob van der Zon ‘Market Garden, Destined to Fail’ discusses various aspects to this battle – was there sabotage by our side to prevent us from winning for larger purposes? Bletchley Park decrypt report; Martin Bormann, head of Nazi finances; Bilderberg international organised crime meetings started in the Bilderberg Hotel near Arnhem. New information about treachery at Arnhem in WWII:

1.      Bletchley Park ULTRA decrypt: German foreknowledge ten days before the drop

Friday 15 September – ULTRA Intercept No. HP242: Allies in German reports: (A) addressed to unspecified on evening Thursday 9th September:

’30 British Corps (2nd Br Army) between Antwerp and Hasselt. Bringing up further corps possible. Eleven to fourteen divisions with eight to nine hundred tanks. Photo recce tasks indicate probable intention is thrust mainly from Wilhelmina Canal on both sides Eindhoven into Arnhem to cut off and surround German forces western Netherlands.’

2.     Monday 18 Sept., Boy Browning cancels Gavin’s night assault on Nijmegen Bridge

3.     Polish Brigade wanted to liberate Warsaw – ghetto uprising going on

All at same time September 1944 – denied planes to take them to Warsaw then blamed for MG

4.      Oosterbeek people raised money – their memorial stopped by Dutch government

5.      Trap like Dieppe! SS depot was Deelen, Panzers shouldn’t have been at Wolfheze

6.      Bilderberg hotel lobby revamped with great blow-ups of international organised criminals Paul Rykens, Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and Prince Bernhard

7.     Is annual Arnhem commemoration turning into a drunken celebration of Nazi victory?

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Bizarre commemoration of a decisive WWII Nazi victory that grows every year: The Traitors of Arnhem? Reporting live from Holland – 74th Operation Market Garden anniversary

Friday 21st September 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Mohammed Makawi

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 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: news review: with Conservative councillor Chris Windows

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Second hour: Investigative reports: from Arnhem, Holland, with interrogator of crooked Dutch politicians Marco Verhej from We Are Change Rotterdam. Tony Gosling reports with Marco on the 74th anniversary of the battle of Arnhem where he’s doing a seminar ‘The Traitors of Arnhem?’ on Saturday about the deals being done between the Allies and the Nazis, sabotage of the battle, the trail of the Nazi loot at the end of the war, origins of the Bilderberg conferences ten years later, the creation of the E.U and Euro currency and funding of international organised crime today. Testimony 101st Airborne officer and sniper, Brian Christopher Boyenger, was in charge of Latvian and Georgian sniper squads inside Hotel Ukraine who killed nearly fifty Berkut police and civilians at Maidan protests on 20th February 2014. Documentary with English subtitles The Hidden Truth About Ukraine – Part 1; The Hidden Truth About Ukraine – Part 2 – Most historians talk about the battle as an ‘epic failure’, celebrating the courage of the paratroopers ‘against all odds’. But what few mention was that those odds were loaded less by the Nazis, than by elements within the Allied High command. The question is, why? A mystery which is one of the reasons thousands come to commemorate events year after year. Operation Market Garden took place shortly after the notorious ‘Red House Meeting, in Strasbourg’ where Nazi industrialists finalised deals they were cutting with the Allied establishment for them and their industries to survive and benefit once war was over. The Battles of Arnhem and Nijmegen are an historian’s ‘goldmine’ because, even 74 years after the battle, evidence is still emerging about what went wrong and right back in September 1944. Tony will present some of the latest evidence of the foreknowledge German Field Marshal Model had of the drops, which enabled him to place ‘reserve’ SS battle groups near Arnhem well beforehand. He will look at the link between the battle and Prince Bernhard’s historic ‘Bilderberg meetings’ which began ten years after the end of the war in Oosterbeek, the same pocket where the British paratroopers were isolated. Also evidence which emerged last year of Nazi nuclear tests which prove Germans had enriched uranium, an important bargaining chip as the war drew to a close. Some in the Allied high command were clearly paying more attention to feathering their own nests after the war than any kind of ‘race to Berlin’. Tony will look at evidence of ‘secret deals’ between Hitler’s treasurer Martin Bormann, who some say died outside the Führerbunker at the end of the war, and Churchill’s private secretary and ‘man of mystery’ Major Desmond Morton, for around a billion dollars of Nazi loot. Tony will also air recordings of exclusive interviews with some of the soldiers who were in Nijmegen and Arnhem, which point not to flaws in Montgomery’s plan, but incompetence at the top of the British Army verging on treachery. The result has been a modern world where the far right is again on the rise in Europe, in Ukraine too, where Cold War hatred of Moscow is being rekindled, and where Hitler’s Swiss banking financiers are again working against the interests of ordinary Europeans.

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Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Andy Marsh, a decade on from the 2008 financial crimes – Novichok suspects Alexander Petrov & Ruslan Boshirov interviewed on RT – US soldier in Kiev ordered 2014 Maidan protest murders

Friday 14th September 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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First hour: news review: with Labour Councillor for Easton Afzal Shah and Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police Andy Marsh. Councillor trying to report crime arrested as he ‘looked like’ suspect: A British Asian councillor has described his humiliation at being arrested and held in the back of a patrol car after being wrongly identified as a suspect when he went to his local police station to report a crime. Afzal Shah said he did not believe white colleagues on Avon and Somerset’s police and crime panel, on which he sits, would have been treated in the same way and accused some officers of institutional bias. Shah, whose role on the panel includes trying to make the West Country force more representative of the people it serves, claimed such mistakes undermined public confidence in the police. “I felt humiliated sitting in the back of a police car outside a police station,” he told the Guardian. “I’d done nothing wrong. I went in to report an offence and I was treated like that. There were people walking past looking, wondering what I was doing in the back of the car. People know me in that area very well.” The force has insisted its officers acted in good faith, but Shah, who represents an inner-city ward in Bristol, disagreed. “I do not believe the officers acted in good faith,” he said. “It falls far short of the expectations we have of our police officers. One of [Sir Robert] Peel’s principles is to serve by consent. The police is the public and the public is the police. This kind of behaviour causes people to lose confidence in the police. Knife crime increasing: Avon and Somerset police are dealing with knife offences every day on average. A third of those involved in knife crime are under 24. Knife crime convictions in Avon and Somerset are at their highest level in six years. Knife and offensive weapon offences led to 500 cautions or sentences in Avon and Somerset in 2017/18, the highest number in a year since 538 were recorded in 2011/12. Figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act show that between January 1, 2018 and March 31 the same year – the most recent statistics available – police recorded 102 offences including knives or bladed instruments in just 92 days. They include 33 assaults that resulted in injury, 25 assaults with intent, one attempted murder, 36 robberies and seven threats to kill. The statistics show that the youngest victim of knife crime was less than 12-years-old, and that 68 men and 27 women found themselves on the wrong end of a blade in those three months, with six cases where the gender was not recorded by police. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown criticised police and The City a decade after the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers and the £700 billion bailouts of bankrupt banks: Mr Brown said that the trade war US president Donald Trump has launched against China would be a major obstacle to any international co-operation in a future crisis. He said: “Trump’s protectionism is the biggest barrier to building international cooperation.” The former PM admitted that Labour should have been tougher on the City in the boom years leading up to the 2008 near meltdown. He said: “Yes, we did not know what was going on in some of the institutions, some of it illegal, and which was being covered up.” He added: “The penalties for wrong-doing have not been increased sufficiently. “The fear that bankers will be imprisoned for bad behaviour is not there. There has not been a strong enough message sent out that government won’t rescue institutions that haven’t put their houses in order.” The £166 trillion timebomb: Former Bank governor King warns debt will trigger the next financial meltdown – Lord Mervyn King was governor of the Bank of England as crisis hit – He warns it is essential to tackle global debt pile which stands at £166 trillion – King says private sector debt to GDP is now higher than before crash – By JAMES BURTON FOR THE DAILY MAIL 7 February 2018 A worldwide debt binge could trigger the next financial crisis and tip Britain back into recession, former Bank of England governor Lord King has warned. Households, companies and governments have borrowed ever-greater amounts of money since the Great Recession, egged on by central bankers who cut interest rates to record lowsAs many as 1,950 youngsters under the age of 16 were groomed by drug kingpins and held by officers over the last 12 months for dealing crack cocaine and heroin say our Freedom of Information responses from 33 of the 44 police forces in England and Wales. In Liverpool, police said, among 86 children arrested last year for dealing drugs, two were 12 and five were 13. In London ­ where 486 child drug dealers were arrested ­ there were 16 times when boys and girls aged 13 were nabbed. And the statistics showed around one in 12 of those arrested were girls. Government admits role in Birmingham prison failure. Prisons minister takes share of blame for poor state of G4S-run jail being taken over by MoJ. The government bears a share of the blame for the state of HMP Birmingham, the prisons minister Rory Stewart has said, after the Ministry of Justice was forced to undertake an emergency takeover of the G4S-run jail. A report by the chief inspector of prisons, published overnight, found drug abuse and violence was rife, prisoners lived in squalid conditions and staff were afraid, sometimes locking themselves away from inmates. Prison staff in England and Wales have taken part in widespread protests over “unprecedented violence” in jails. Staff complained about safety within prisons, saying they had been attacked by gangs of inmates, been spat at and had urine thrown at them while on duty. The union said there were protests outside “a majority” of jails, which ended after six hours when the government agreed to talks on Monday. Prisons Minister Rory Stewart said the action was illegal. When it announced the suspension of the protest, the Prison Officers’ Association said the prison service had withdrawn the threat of court action against the union. General Secretary Steve Gillan said he was “confident a deal is a deal”, adding that he hoped “for meaningful, constructive dialogue” next week. The protests caused delays in courts because prisoners were unable to be transferred for hearings.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Home frontRussian ‘spies’ Petrov and Boshirov say they work in fitness industry. The main event of September 13 in Russia is the interview, which Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov gave to RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The British authorities accused these two men of involvement in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury and referred to them as officers of the Russian military intelligence, GRU. First off, the two men acknowledged in the interview that those were their real names. “From the very beginning, we wanted to come to London and have fun there, it was not a business trip. Our friends have long recommended we should go to visit this wonderful town of Salisbury. We went there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn’t do it, because traffic in England was paralysed on March 2 and 3,” Petrov said. In Salisbury, they also wanted to see the town’s cathedral, which is famous for its spire. Petrov and Boshirov acknowledged that they could have passed by Sergei Skripal’s home, although they did not know where it was located. The two men also said that they did not bring any poisonous substances or Nina Ricci perfumes with them. “Isn’t it silly for two normal lads to bring women’s perfume along? When you go through customs control, they check all your belongings. If we had had something, they would have had questions as to why a man would have women’s perfume in his luggage,” Boshirov said. Boshirov and Petrov responded negatively to the question of their work for the Russian military intelligence, which is commonly referred to GRU, although its official name was changed several years ago. The men said that they work in the industry of fitness and sports nutrition. They confirmed that they had been to Switzerland several times as well, but mostly for tourism. The men said that their lived changed completely after their photos and videos were published in world media. “We can’t go out, we are scared, we are scared for our lives, for our loved ones, for those people who know us,” said Ruslan Boshirov. It is worthy of note that Petrov and Boshirov gave an interview to RT the day after President Putin appealed to them to come out to media representatives. also -> When I see a howling mob rushing to judgement and making at least some claims which are utterly unfounded, and when I see that mob fueled and egged on by information from the security services propagated by exactly the same mainstream media journalists who propagandised the lies about Iraqi WMD, I see it as my job to stand in the way of the mob and to ask cool questions. If that makes them hate me, then I must be having some impact. So I ask this question again – and nobody so far has attempted to give me an answer. At what time did the Skripals touch their doorknob? Boshirov and Petrov arrived in Salisbury at 11.48 and could not have painted the doorknob before noon. The Skripals had left their house at 09.15, with their mobile phones switched off so they could not be geo-located. Their car was caught on CCTV on three cameras heading out of Salisbury to the North East. At 13.15 it was again caught on camera heading back in to the town centre from the North West. How had the Skripals managed to get back to their home, and touch the door handle, in the hour between noon and 1pm, without being caught on any of the CCTV cameras that caught them going out and caught the Russian visitors so extensively? After this remarkably invisible journey, what time did they touch the door handle? I am not going to begin to accept the guilt of Boshirov and Petrov until somebody answers that question. Kiev coup, February 2014 Maidan massacre: REVEALED: The price of Ukraine’s ‘dignity’ – $5,000 – An Italian documentary reveals three Georgians who say they were the snipers on Kiev’s Maidan in 2014. The interviews with three snipers of Georgian nationality, conducted by the Italian journalist Gian Micalessin and aired as a breathtaking documentary on Milan-based Canale 5 (Matrix program) last week, still have not paved its way to the international mainstream media. That is hardly surprising taking into account the bombshell evidence against the real perpetrators and organizers of the 2014 coup d’etat in Kiev, generally known as the “revolution of dignity“. The documentary features Alexander Revazishvili, Koba Nergadze and Zalogi Kvaratskhelia, Georgian military officers who were recruited to carry out a “special mission” in Kiev by Mamuka Mamulashvili, a close aid of Mikhail Saakashvili’s former defense minister Bacho Akhalaia. They claim that on Jan 15, 2014 they landed in Kiev equipped with fake documents and were transfered to Maidan. Having received 1000 USD each one and being promised to be paid 5000 USD after the “job is done”, they were tasked to prepare sniper positions inside the buildings of Hotel Ukraine and Conservatory, dominant over the Maidan SquareSyria front: Terrorists Preparing to Use Chemical Weapons Against Children in Syria – MoD – According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the White Helmets, together with terrorists, have chosen 22 families with children, as well as orphans kidnapped from refugee camps to participate in their staged filming. “Terrorists from a group calling itself Tanzim Ḥurras ad-Din* [The Guardians of Religion Organization] are engaged in the direct preparation of sites for the detonation of containers loaded with poisonous substances during the shooting of a video about ‘chemical attacks’,” the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported. As the center reported, the terrorists are preparing to actually use chlorine-based poison substances against the participants of the shooting, in order to then blame the Syrian army for the chemical attack. According to the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, the terrorists have selected 22 children with parents from Aleppo to participate in the staged attack. “22 children with their parents from… Aleppo province were selected by militants for the participation in the staged chemical attack. Another group, of orphans abducted from refugee camps, intended for the shooting of the lethal scenes, is now held in… the Iqab prison, controlled by the Nusra Front terrorists,” the center said. As the center noted, a number of Middle Eastern news sources and one US broadcaster have shot nine scenes of the staged chemical attack. “According to the irrefutable information of the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, nine scenes of the alleged use of ‘chemical weapons’ by the Syrian troops against the civilians  were filmed on September 9 in the settlement of Jisr al-Shughur in the province of Idlib by the crews of a number of Middle Eastern channels and the regional affiliate of a US television news channel,” the center said. The White Helmets and Nusra Front terrorists have approved videos of two scenes, which will be transferred to the United Nations and the OPCW; the rest will be distributed in the social networks, the center revealed. “Following the filming in the evening of September 11, at a joint meeting of representatives of the White Helmets and the militants of the Nusra Front terrorist group, only two videos out of nine were approved for transfer to the United Nations and the OPCW following the order. The remaining videos, due to their poor quality, have been suggested for use in social networks,” the center said. As the Russian military unveiled, the White Helmets, a non-governmental organization, has been preparing for the filming of a staged chemical weapons attack with the participation of children in Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun on a daily basis since September 9. “The White Helmets activists have been preparing for the filming of a staged ‘chemical attack’ with the participation of up to 30 civilians, including about a dozen kids aged between 8 and 12, in the settlement of Khan Sheikhoun… on a daily basis since September 9,” the statement said. The Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation went on to say that it had registered signs of the preparation of other false flag chemical attacks taking place in one more town in Syria’s Idlib province. “According to the information received by the Reconciliation Center, provided by Idlib residents, signs of intensified preparation far staging false flag chemical attacks were recorded in the village of Kafir-Zait. Poison substances for use in provocations were delivered to the settlements of Kafr Nabudah and Qalaat al-Madiq,” the statement said. The statement was made a day after the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported that the mentioned staged footage had begun. As Syrian human rights activist and public figure Ammar Jamal had confirmed to Sputnik, a group of 30 representatives of the White Helmets had arrived to Idlib to organize a provocation. According to human rights activists, the White Helmets arrived on Tuesday morning with tanks containing an unknown gas. As the Russian military explained, the terrorists and militants plan to blame the fake attack on Syrian government forces. The situation is quite tense due to a recent Wall Street Journal report, which said that the US Defense Department might be considering the idea of striking Russian or Iranian military forces supporting the Syrian government if the latter launched an assault on Idlib province. The report added that the United States would specifically decide whether or not to strike Russian air defense installations. The air assault that took place on April 14 happened under similar circumstances; the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched over 100 missiles at multiple targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma that reportedly took place on April 7. The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons and said that the Jaish al-Islam terror group had staged the attack in order to summon a foreign intervention in the country. Nuclear expert witness Dr Chris Busby arrested as ‘bomb maker’ after winning cases against the Ministry of Defence. In 2015 and 2016 scientific papers published by members of the ECRR began to put extreme pressure on radiation risk model which is the basis for nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and the use of Depleted Uranium weapons. Furious British nuclear expert, 73, who appears on Russian state TV claims ‘irritating’ police arrested him on suspicion of making a bomb after he criticised the Government over radiation risks. Dr Chris Busby’s home in the sleepy Devon town of Bideford was raided by police. The scientist, 73, was in custody for 19 hours but released with no further action. Chemical weapons expert who appears on Russian TV said he’s irritated by the way police treated him during his arrest. Former research scientist Dr Chris Busby – an outspoken critic of the British Government’s handlings of the Salisbury poisoning – was held after officers reported feeling unwell during a raid on his property on Wednesday morning. Police had initially targeted the address in the sleepy seaside town of Bideford, Devon, over concerns for a woman’s welfare. The 73-year-old was arrested under the Explosives Act and spent 19 hours in custody.  Following his release Dr Busby told the BBC he believed that was down to ‘psychological problems associated with their knowledge of the Skripal poisoning’.
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Bristol mayor Marvin Rees’ ‘treacherous behaviour’ voting for city centre arena on Monday, against it on Tuesday – Charging of Novichok ‘Russians’ timed for coming Idlib chemical false flag?

Friday 7th September 2018

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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First hour: news review: Opinion: Why Bristol has been short-changed by the arena decision. The chair of Bristol Hoteliers Association explains why Bristol has been ‘short changed‘ – Bristol Arena: ‘Contempt for democracy’ and ‘balance sheet decision’ – reaction to plans to scrap city venue – The decision is both loved and loathed – News that Bristol’s long awaited arena will not be built in the city centre has provoked mixed reactions. From hailing Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees’ bravery to claims of an abuse of democratic process – feelings about the decision are running high. The Labour Mayor officially passed plans to scrap the arena project on Temple Island at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, September 4. Instead the council will push forward with asset managers Legal & General to develop a conference centre, hotel, housing, offices and shops on the land. The news has been welcomed and criticised in equal measure. Conservative group leader, Mark Weston, has voiced his concern at Mr Rees’ decision. “We believe that the Mayor has made the wrong decision for the city – The Arena Island is the best site for the arena,” Mr Weston said. “The Mayor even agreed with this on Monday night. Then 24 hours later in a feat of intellectual gymnastics his cabinet decided to kill off the whole idea. “They are taking a gamble with the city’s desire to have an arena. I am afraid that Bristol has once again been let down by Labour.”

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Second hour: Investigative reports: Skripals – The Mystery Deepens, by Craig Murray – The time that “Boshirov and Petrov” were allegedly in Salisbury carrying out the attack is all entirely within the period the Skripals were universally reported to have left their home with their mobile phones switched off. A key hole in the British government’s account of the Salisbury poisonings has been plugged – the lack of any actual suspects. And it has been plugged in a way that appears broadly convincing – these two men do appear to have traveled to Salisbury at the right time to have been involved. But what has not been established is the men’s identity and that they are agents of the Russian state, or just what they did in Salisbury. If they are Russian agents, they are remarkably amateur assassins. Meanwhile the new evidence throws the previously reported timelines into confusion – and demolishes the theories put out by “experts” as to why the Novichok dose was not fatal. This BBC report gives a very useful timeline summary of events. At 09.15 on Sunday 4 March the Skripals’ car was seen on CCTV driving through three different locations in Salisbury. Both Skripals had switched off their mobile phones and they remained off for over four hours, which has baffled geo-location. There is no CCTV footage that indicates the Skripals returning to their home. It has therefore always been assumed that they last touched the door handle around 9am. But the Metropolitan Police state that Boshirov and Petrov did not arrive in Salisbury until 11.48 on the day of the poisoning. That means that they could not have applied a nerve agent to the Skripals’ doorknob before noon at the earliest. But there has never been any indication that the Skripals returned to their home after noon on Sunday 4 March. If they did so, they and/or their car somehow avoided all CCTV cameras. Remember they were caught by three CCTV cameras on leaving, and Borishov and Petrov were caught frequently on CCTV on arriving. The Skripals were next seen on CCTV at 13.30, driving down Devizes road. After that their movements were clearly witnessed or recorded until their admission to hospital. So even if the Skripals made an “invisible” trip home before being seen on Devizes Road, that means the very latest they could have touched the doorknob is 13.15. The longest possible gap between the novichok being placed on the doorknob and the Skripals touching it would have been one hour and 15 minutes. Do you recall all those “experts” leaping in to tell us that the “ten times deadlier than VX” nerve agent was not fatal because it had degraded overnight on the doorknob? Well that cannot be true. The time between application and contact was between a minute and (at most) just over an hour on this new timeline. Israel Armed, Funded 12 Different Syrian Rebel Groups: Rebels assumed Israel would save them during southern offensive. New reports on Israel’s arming and funding of Syrian rebel groups reveals that no less than 12 rebel factions, all in southern Syria, were on the receiving end of Israeli aid. This included weapons, ammunition, money, and even some armored vehicles. The story about arming Syrian rebels actually broke Wednesday with the Jerusalem Post, though Israeli military censors shut this down quickly. Once the foreign-based Foreign Policy came out with its own version Thursday, Israeli media were quick to follow, suggesting the censors gave up on trying to keep this secret.

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UK criminal justice algorithms UK Science and Technology Select Committee with Darren Jones MP – Meet 21 yr old Hong Kong democracy party founder Joshua Wong, persecuted by China’s tycoons – Iran, a country without nuclear weapons, is threatened with atomic annihilation by a warmonger standing next to an actual nuclear weapons factory

Friday 31st August 2018

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First hour: news review: with Bristol North West Labour MP Darren Jones. Examining use of algorithms in the criminal justice system. Police should not keep suspects locked up because a computer program has told them they are likely to be offenders, a human rights group has told MPs. Algorithms that predict whether someone is a criminal based on past behaviour, gender and where they live could be “discriminatory”, Liberty said. The human rights group was giving evidence to the Commons science and technology committee. The MPs are investigating the growing use of algorithms in decision making. They are concerned businesses and public bodies are relying on computer programs to make life-changing decisions – despite the potential scope for errors and misunderstandings. Durham Police have already launched a system which uses algorithms to help decide whether to keep a suspect in custody. The Harm Assessment Risk Tool (HART) uses historical data on offending to classify suspects as low, medium or high risk of offending. The tool uses information such as offending history, the type of crime a suspect has been accused of, their postcode and gender. It’s not just Russia. China, North Korea, and Iran could interfere in 2018 elections, too. National Security Adviser John Bolton said four countries — including Russia — may try to interfere in November’s elections. National Security Adviser John Bolton is warning that Russia is working to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. That may not surprise you, but this might: He’s warning that three other countries are doing it, too. In a Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week, Bolton said the Trump administration is worried that China, North Korea, and Iran have stepped up their efforts to meddle ahead of the November vote. “I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iranian meddling, and North Korean meddling that we’re taking steps to try and prevent it,” Bolton told anchor Martha Raddatz. “So all four of those countries, really.” MI5 agents can commit crime in UK, government reveals. Secret order on authorised criminality by spies made public after legal battle by rights groups. MI5 agents are allowed to carry out criminal activity in the UK, the government has acknowledged for the first time. The prime minister was on Thursday forced to publish the text of a direction to the Investigatory Powers. Commissioner’s Office, the spying watchdog, on governing “security service participation in criminality”. It instructs the IPCO to oversee the participation of MI5 agents in criminal activity, which was previously conducted by the now-defunct office of the Intelligence Services Commissioner, under a secret order referred to as the “third direction”. However, guidance about when British spies can commit crimes, and how far they can go, remains confidential. The commissioner, Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford, said: “I welcome the government’s decision to make public my oversight of this sensitive area of work.” The order was published after a legal battle by the human rights groups Reprieve and Privacy International. Maya Foa, the director of Reprieve, said: “After a seven-month legal battle the prime minister has finally been forced to publish her secret order but we are a long way from having transparency. “The public and parliament are still being denied the guidance that says when British spies can commit criminal offences and how far they can go. “Authorised criminality is the most intrusive power a state can wield. Theresa May must publish this guidance without delay.” GOSCC nerve centre based in Wiltshire’s leafy lanes at Corsham: It is hard to believe that the central communications hub for the entire British Army sits unassumingly on the outskirts of the quiet Wiltshire market town of Corsham. Yet while we have been watching events in Libya unfold on our TV screens over the last few months, it was a very different kind of screen watching on view at the new MoD Corsham base. The centre, at Westwells Road, in Neston, is home to GOSCC – the Global Operations Security Control Centre – a top secret centre which houses up to 600 specialists working behind the scenes to make huge military operations such as those in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq a reality. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to describe GOSCC as something akin to the control rooms seen see in James Bond or disaster movies. The ‘wow’ factor hits you as you enter the huge circular room, which has rows of operations desks facing a series of giant screens displaying highly sensitive data on the whereabouts of satellites and personnel on the ground. Some of the screens were blacked out for our arrival. There is an eerie stillness about the room, and Royal Navy Captain Chris Parsons, who heads the operation, said: “It is always calm in here. You waste as much energy panicking as you do when you are thinking so we do the latter. “At pinnacle moments in operations you might see some worried faces walking across the room, but generally we stay very calm.” GOSCC is a 24/7, 365 days per year operation and its works affects the daily lives of 300,000 personnel scattered across the world. As well as military, RAF and Navy personnel, specialists from companies such as BT, Atlas and Paradigm monitor telephone lines and satellite activity in space, and a special crack team work on cyber threats. As his isolation intensifies, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange faces possible threat of eviction, extradition. LONDON — For Julian Assange, the world’s most famous whistleblower, freedom could be dangerous. As his residency at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London enters its seventh year, the self-styled cyber revolutionary – WikiLeaks’ founder and controversial publisher of some of the world’s most closely guarded official secrets – is facing a pair of converging crises that have left his allies fearing for his wellbeing and his safety. Inside the embassy, he is living an increasingly secluded existence, having been stripped of his phones, computers and visitor privileges after running afoul of the very government that gave him asylum. Outside the embassy, he is embroiled in the global political scandal surrounding Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, with questions about his role in that drama being raised by friends and foes alike. In more ways than one, the very walls protecting Assange also appear to be closing in. “Life goes on outside the embassy,” journalist Vaughan Smith, one of Assange’s staunchest supporters and perhaps the last friend to visit him, told ABC News. “But life doesn’t go on inside.” Veteran Labour MP Frank Field has quit the party’s group in Parliament, saying the leadership is becoming “a force for anti-Semitism in British politics”. The Birkenhead MP also blamed a “culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation” in local parties. A month ago he lost a confidence vote in his constituency party, after siding with the government in Brexit votes. Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for hurt caused by anti-Semitism in the party and pledged to stamp it out. A Labour Party spokesman said: “Jeremy Corbyn thanks Frank Field for his service to the Labour Party.” But a Labour source claimed “Frank has been looking for an excuse to resign for some time.” Darren runs regular pub and picnic events and has to dive off for one now. Alex Salmond resigns from SNP after sexual misconduct claims. Former leader of Scottish National party quits to fight allegations that he denies. Banks are preparing for house prices to fall by a third after Brexit – House prices falling by a third, interest rates soaring by more than 4% and the economy going into recession – it’s the prediction from the Bank of England on what will happen in the event of a no deal Brexit. BOE boss Mark Carney made the dire warning today that there is an ‘uncomfortably high’ risk that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal and it could have devastating consequences. After his comments, the pound sterling plunged to an 11-day low against the dollar. The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said a no deal Brexit is ‘highly undesirable’ (Picture: EPA) Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Carney said that the event of no deal was ‘highly undesirable’ and that Britain and the EU should do everything possible to avoid it. ‘I think the possibility of a no deal is uncomfortably high at this moment,’ he said. Man, 21, charged with murders of ex-girlfriend and her mum in Solihull ‘Our job is to look at what could go wrong and what we could do to make sure that the bank is in a robust position so it lessens the impact of a no deal Brexit. ‘We have made sure that banks have the capital, the liquidity that they need and we have the contingency plans in place if there were to be a no deal Brexit.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: 21 year old Hong Kong democracy party founder Joshua Wong. Israel Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons to ‘Wipe Out’ its Enemies. Standing next to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor earlier in the week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “wipe out” his enemies. In a speech that many will see as the Jewish state breaking its long silence over the possession of nuclear weapons, the Likud leader warned that it has the means to destroy its enemies.  At Dimona reactor, Netanyahu warns Israel’s foes they risk ruin. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor on Wednesday to warn the country’s enemies that it has the means to destroy them, in what appeared to be a veiled… He said on Wednesday during a ceremony to rename the complex, near the desert town of Dimona: “Those who threaten to wipe us out put themselves in a similar danger, and in any event will not achieve their goal.” The site has long been suspected to be the location where Israel has been developing nuclear weapons. The ceremony was postponed several times as not to draw attention to Israel’s nuclear capabilities amid the struggle against Iran’s nuclear program. Iran hit back by describing Netanyahu as a “warmonger”.  The threat of “atomic annihilation” against the Islamic Republic was denounced as “beyond shameless in the gall”. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account: “Iran, a country without nuclear weapons, is threatened with atomic annihilation by a warmonger standing next to an actual nuclear weapons factory.” Pro-democracy political party Demosisto to shift focus away from seeking Hong Kong Legislative Council seats as it supports social movements. Group co-founded by Occupy movement leader Joshua Wong and disqualified lawmaker Nathan Law cites deprivation of its members’ ‘political rights’. Hong Kong’s youngest political party co-founded by student activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has declared it will shift its focus from contesting elections to backing social movements, claiming officials have blocked its path to the city’s councils. The “declaration of transition” was issued on Friday at the party’s second anniversary dinner, attended by Wong, a leader of the pro-democracy Occupy movement of 2014,and Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a disqualified lawmaker who co-founded and recently led the organisation. “We considered Demosito a political party when we founded it, with participation in electoral politics an important direction,” the statement read. “After our members were being repeatedly deprived of their political rights, the road to election has clearly been suspended.” Law was elected to the Legislative Council two years ago, but was disqualified last year by the court over his improper oath-taking in October 2016. Demosisto put forward a candidate, its standing committee member Agnes Chow Ting, to try to retake Law’s seat in a special by-election. However, officials banned Chow from running on the grounds that Demosisto’s call for self-determination was “unconstitutional”. Law stepped down last week from his post as party chairman, while vice-chairwoman Tiffany Yuen Ka-wai quit the party – a move seen as a tactic to avoid the risk of being banned from standing in the district council elections next year. The new chairman, Ivan Lam Long-yin, said on Tuesday the party would not commit resources to waging election campaigns. We will adjust our focus towards civil society and devote our energy to policy advocacy. Conceding a difficult road ahead while claiming suppression by the government, Demosisto said it would continue to stand in the frontline of the city’s democracy movements. “In the future, we will adjust our focus towards civil society and devote our energy to policy advocacy,” the party said in its statement. “We will strive to connect with more Hongkongers in the coming battles and democracy movements.” It added that party members needed to prepare for what it called a key point of contention: a national security law.
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