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First hour news review: with LibDem mayor candidate Mary Page and Brexit party candidate for Gloucester Richard Ford. Election – why Corbyn failed; Bristol Labour Mayor Marvin Rees explaining why people should vote Labour in Mayoral election; will he suffer from the toxic ‘Corbyn effect? will Brexit happen on 31st January? Bristol Arena, too much power in one person’s hands great example of why the mayoral system doesn’t work;
Why did Labour lose? Brexit or Corbyn? Neil Clarke’s article Destroyed by appeasing his enemies: The Shakespearean tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn. ‘For all his decency, it’s undeniable that Corbyn – when he got to the brink of power – treated his enemies much better than he did his friends. That, sadly, will be his epitaph. A golden opportunity for the left in Britain has been squandered.’ Labour’s Margaret Hodge lying about Chris Williamson’s alleged antisemitism uncorrected on the BBC and mis-quoting Gilad Atzmon – Gilad Atzmon corrects her;
Boris Johnson discussing the Brexit bill, and evoking the antisemitic (attack on Genesis and Garden of Eden) myth of Prometheus again; Brexit and Ireland and Scotland; surveillance by secret services in UK; Corbyn saying he’s not going to give up fight against Brexit deal; will UK become vassal state of US after Brexit or is it one already? Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, being assassinated by US; potential next Labour leaders; must it be a woman? Why ‘positive discrimination’ may be needed or why it may be discriminatory and sexist;
Bristol Energy and it’s debts: Bristol Energy was initially expected to be in profit this year (19/20) but has needed more than £37million investment from the council. Peter Beange, executive chairman of Bristol Holding, which oversees the company, told the overview and scrutiny management board last month: “Bristol Energy’s break-even point remains 2023/24 so it has not worsened from the existing business plan. “It is not seeking any investments nor increased collateral within this business plan, however its risks remain significant.”
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Second hour Investigative reports: Ian Fraser, author of Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain, discusses the new governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey – how will he be different or is he not really in charge? Some serious frauds in which Andrew Bailey has been complicit as CEO of UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): 2009-2013 – RBS Global Restructuring Group (GRG) destroyed 16,000 UK Businesses – 2009-2019 Lloyds Business Support Unit (BSU) – £1 bn fraud – Mar 2019 – London Capital and Finance (LCF) – £236m fraud – Jun 2019 – Hargreaves Lansdown recommended – Neil Woodford Fund – up to £2 billion fraud – Full interview with Ian Fraser
Assassination of Iranian General, Suleimani, by US: destabilisation of middle east by US; Fears of WWIII grow after Donald Trump airstrike kills Iran general; assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. Dr Sayed Mohammed Morandi, on BBC WS Dan Damon show, discussing US’s crimes in the Middle East, and their hypocritical complaints about Iran; oil sales; protests in Iraq.
Twelve Israeli soldiers alleged rape of 19 year old English girl in Cyprus, some with powerful Likud parents – Israeli Mafia’s influence on the worlds justice systems. Int. Criminal Court full investigation into war crimes against Palestinians – ICC to launch full investigation into the Israeli state’s antisemitic war on Palestinian semites. Israelis not signatories to ICC. Ex
Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn skips bail, escapes to Lebanon from ‘corrupt’ Japanese courts and secret societies. India’s Hindu nationalist President Modi stripping Muslims of their citizenship rights. Islam under attack: Who Will Stand Up For The Persecuted – Muslims Are Being Oppressed in paper headline: By Powerful States Across The World. Muslims are under siege in China and India – it is time for the UK to make a stand against Islamophobia.
Australian bush fires disaster: It is high time bureaucrats and politicians stopped blaming climate change for a bushfire crisis that is very much of their own making and is putting lives at risk ‘back burning’ barriers stopped by government; water management failure – held and used upstream; evacuations chaotic. Biggest General Strike in France for 50 years – and not covered in press here. Turkey voting to send troops to Syria. Flimsy Trump impeachment.
Four nuclear physicists from Nazi Germany behind the development of the atomic bomb: Germans Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission in Berlin in 1938; ‘Critical Mass’ book about use by USA of enriched Nazi Uranium by Carter Hydrick; Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls first to design bomb at Birmingham Nuffield University two years later in 1940; Josef Farrell, author of ‘Reich of the Black Sun’, discusses the Nazi atom bomb. Secret files reveal Nazis ‘tested nuclear bomb’ before end of WW2 as Adolf Hitler plotted to decimate Britain In the documents, test pilot Hans Zinsser describes seeing a mushroom cloud in the sky during a test flight near Ludwigslust in 1944
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