BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

Friday 9th December 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review:
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Tories announce NHS ‘STP’ plan for Bristol – death of Fidel Castro: 55+ years of Cuba revolution

Friday 2nd December 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review: with leader of the Conservative group on Bristol City Council and councillor for Hengrove and Brentry Mark Weston – Shaun Murphy, from ‘Protect Our NHS’, discusses fighting cuts and privatisation of the NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups;  Sustainable Transformation Programme (STP) will cap NHS budget at £23bn a year; Lib Dem research showing £30bn wasted in NHS on dealing with new markets; NHS after WWII; nationalising pharmaceutical companies; PMQs STP moving towards private health insurance? PMQs South Tyneside Hospital and cuts – PFI deals; PMQs Corbyn – no extra money for social care in Budget; ¼ beds in Southmead Hospital – people who need social care in community. Snooper’s Charter gets Royal Assent:  song by Cassette Boy; can we trust the Secret Services with mass warrant-less spying powers? Is scrutiny of Secret Services enough? NATO and false flag attacks. PMQs Christians are worried to mention their faith in public – Theresa May uses the Bible to help her make decisions because ‘she is a Christian’. Bit are her policies Christian? Official report reveals the hated benefit sanctions regime costs taxpayers £153m more a year to run than it saves – poor paying for crimes of the bankers.  Bristol’s four homeless charities work together for the homeless this Christmas. NICE says getting rid of speed bumps could lessen air pollution. PMQs Grammar Schools.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Trump chooses James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as his Defence Secretary: he wants to cancel deal with Iran; US bill HR6393 targeting Russian propaganda; he was in charge of US Centcom; his quotes on IranTurkey declares war on Syria and Assad – is this start of WW3EU Commission reveals 5bn Euros European Defence Fund.  PMQs  Angus Robertson – End of Aleppo war in Syria – humanitarian crisis – West allied with Islamic extremists. 9/11: shock report reveals 9/11 tower did not collapse because of fire – report by group of top engineers from Alaska University; former National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) employee says Tower 7 investigation bogus – Govt. ‘denied evidence’;  Trump saying how 9/11 buildings came down was odd: says  “I happen to think they had not only a plane but bombs that exploded almost simultaneously.” Donald Trump: Only Explosives Could Have Brought Down World Trade Towers. Interview with Jackie Cannon about Cuba and the recent death of Fidel Castro: press coverage of Fidel Castro outside Cuba is not how people feel in Cuba; the history of Cuba from the Spanish colonisation to today – putting the need for a revolution in context and constant US meddling – including how the USS Maine ship being blown up in Havana Harbour in 1898 could have been a false flag attack as an excuse for US to intervene in Cuba – Cuban missile crisis; the future of Cuba – is the system safe? Trump on Cuba; US sanctions on Cuba and Cuban Adjustment Act not lifted; Jackie’s book ‘Cuba: One Moment in Time’. The story of Tory election fraud and overspending in 2015 election was first picked up by The Canary – a Bristol based website – Kerry Ann Mendoza from The Canary explains.
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Free public Transport in Bristol would cost £30m a year – Rearranging the deckchairs: Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement – Authoritarian Britain: Briefing 2: 2008 bailout/heist and the death of capitalism

Friday 25th November 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review: with LibDem councillor for Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Tim Kent. Metrobus – problems;  Metro Mayor – centralisation of power or devolution?  Child Sex Abuse Inquiry – complete rethink needed – Michael Mansfield QC discussing whether spanners in the works are deliberate – Shirley Oaks survivors will release 60 names of abusers in mid-December;  Michael Mansfield QC – Snooper’s Charter – ‘we have an Orwellian Society’Bristol Labour MPs, except Thangam Debbonaire, voted for it SEE LIST OF HOW MPS VOTED but Lib Dems and SNP against; Budget – Gov. to spend more on infrastructure – affordable homes – want to seriously tackle congestion? Cost of FREE public transport in Bristol would be £30 million annuallyestimated £30bn of wasted NHS cash – spent on NHS market – investigation by Lib Dems in 2014;  Budget – UK borrowing £122bn more than predicted over next few years; Tory MPs just voted down a bid to reveal the impact of their £3.4bn welfare cut;  PMQs Angus Robertson – disabled benefits cuts;  UK rise in Neets – those not in education, employment or training;  PMQs Corbyn – NHS cuts and social care cuts – economy;  Scotland could trial Universal Income; PMQs  homelessness – austerity – Queen given £700m to do up Buckingham Palace.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Iraq truck bomb kills 100 people at petrol station – mainly Iranian Shia – Crisis Initiation, Amaq News Agency, SITE website, White Helmets.  Merkel with Obama – internet ‘disruptive’ force that has to be ‘contained, managed and steered’ by Government – Stratcom.  Labour’s ‘fake news’ crusader Michael Dugher wrote for The  Sun and quaffed ‘champagne’ and ‘oysters’ with Murdoch  – deliberate lies or mistakes in media – mainstream media not able to manipulate events like used to.  What to do about ‘fake’ news – by US investigative journalist Robert Parry, author of ‘America’s Stolen Narrative; founder of Consortium News – Fake news outlet Bellingcat’s NATO propaganda operation. Report urges UK to ‘map’, ‘challenge’, and expose public figures with Russia links – e.g. those who have worked on RT.  Harwell nuclear scientist Matthew Puncher, who discovered Russian investigative writer Alexander Litvinenko polonium poison, ‘stabbed himself to death with two knives’ after trip to Russia: polonium trail; Putin’s rise to power and Chief Russian Jewish Oligarch Boris Berezovsky who died in suspicious circumstances in London in 2013 – false flag bombings in Moscow backed by West to stop communism in Russia; ‘Blowing up Russia’ book by Litvinenko; NTV programme about this , who really killed him & why? After ANOTHER suspicious death we smash the polonium conspiracy to smithereens tonight – Background to Alexander Litvinenko poisoning and his 2006 book ‘Blowing Up Russia’ about the 1999 Moscow apartment bombingsThe Rise of Putin and The Fall of The Russian-Jewish OligarchsAuthoritarian Britain, Briefing 2: The 2008 bailout robbery and the death of capitalism – Money:  Gov. could print money and put it straight into economy; economic warfare – banks not tanks – political power – Desmond Morton;  Daniel Hopsicker in documentary ‘The Federal Reserve: Masters of the Universe’ – money as servant not master;  Bill Still from ‘Secret of Oz’ documentary – addressing money system;  2008 bank bailout biggest heist in history; WWII governor of the Bank of England Montague Norman – friend of Nazis – set up BIS; Steve Keen economist. – Professor Anthony Hall discussing the staged media event in Iraq when Bush said ‘mission accomplished’ – media as an advertisement to affect public opinion – ‘public relations’.
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Unelected West of England Partnership spending £100 millions taxpayers money – Authoritarian Britain: Briefing 1: Surveillance and the Snoopers’ Charter

Friday 18th November 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review: with Labour councillor for St George Central Steve Pearce – Trade Unions – history and why be part of one;  Brexit – Trump win – general move towards anti-establishment choices – breakaway movements;  Trump’s new team – Michael Flynn now National Security Advisor after James Clapper resignation – views about Putin and Russia;  Russian economics minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, arrested, under house arrest, for taking $2m dollar bribe; website for Steve’s West of England Joint Scrutiny Committee, West of England Partnership – which spends hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on transport, housing and strategic planning. Discussing impacts locally of Hinkley Point C; MetroWest, Metrobus; pensions and 0% interest rates – people investing in property instead, Bristol housing plan;  PMQs Corbyn – Labour leader’s team not up to the job at Prime Ministers’ Questions, Jeremy Corbyn asking the same question six times – forgetting to include questions from members of the public and ‘Remoaning’ against Brexit, which most of his voters support :) NHS plans to close hospitals and A&Es kept secret from the public, investigation finds;  GP closures could leave 5 million people without access to local practice; UK Armed Forces lose string of historic bases as MoD sells off another 56 sites; PMQs Lisa Nandy – Child Abuse Inquiry fiasco – Shirley Oaks Survivors Group decide to leave the Historic Abuse Enquiry led by Alexis Jay whose Rotherham enquiry led to no punishment, suspensions or prosecutions of police and social workers who let Rotherham abuse continue for years – NSPCC ‘coverer up in chief’ Peter Wanless and files on children’s homes he said didn’t exist kept secret for 100 yearsBristol Rich List – Kevin Cahill, former compiler of Times Rich List, analyses it – total approx. wealth of top 50 is £31.25bn – The Royal Family assets and wealth grossly underestimated by a factor of at least ten, tax evasion. Refurbishment of Buckingham Palace announced, to cost taxpayers £370m.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Kevin Cahill, author and journalist, joins Tony and Martin to review news.  History of Michael Flynn, new National Security Adviser, and James Clapper, who has just resigned as US Director of National Intelligence. Trump backs moving capital of Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem – Sheldon Adelson, Casino Magnate, biggest funder of US politics and massive Trump donor. Trump talking about pulling out of NATO unless others pay up – but US makes money from arms deals with NATO countries. Israelis ‘Mezzuin Bill’ to ban Muslim call to prayer, so Jerusalemites recite call to prayer from their rooftops. Russia pulls out of Hague International Criminal Court (ICC) because they have rejected verdict of pro-Russian referendum in Crimea. Trump donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation – Trump family and Clinton family are friends.  Surveillance – Snooper’s Charter, which makes GCHQ’s multiple present illegal activities legal, has been passed into law: bill is 283 pages long;  surveillance by tech companies, telecommunications firms and intelligence – not by Police; Andrew ‘Nosey’ Parker, MI5 Director General and stories in media; PRISM; GHOSTHUNTER; GHOSTWOLF; MOONPENNY; Snowden revelations – RAF Molesworth and war crimes, illegal drone targeting.  Global Peace Award goes to murdered MP Jo Cox and White Helmet but would Jo Cox endorse White Helmets’ terrorism support role? Geopolitics story copied up and written by Lucy Pasha Robinson … who is a food writer. Bilderberg firms, Google Deep Mind and Palantir’s ‘Gotham’, will help you with your databasesEdwin Black, author of ‘IBM and the Holocaust’, discusses the huge database of Jewish people IBM developed for the Nazis in WWII.  Threat of cyber attacks. Massive BBC World Service propaganda expansion, greatest since WWII, but funding is being ended for BBC Monitoring. British government wants to tell everyone its version of events, but isn’t interested in learning from others, exhibiting a psychopath mentality.
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Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis: ‘anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism’ – pro-war British Legion with Veterans for Peace on Armistice day

Friday 11th November 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review: with Tom Baldwin, Trades Union and Socialist Coalition. What is the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC); ‘Blairite’s’; Bristol District Anti-Cuts Alliance – cuts and Mayor Mervin Rees getting more money for Bristol;  snap general election;  Militant Tendency;  Council risks ‘turning Bristol into rubbish tip’ with massive increase in waste charges; Bristol street preachers to appear in court charges with religiously aggravated public order;  7 months of traffic chaos thanks to Metrobus roadworks – free transport; Bedford Prison riots – cuts;  Trump’s acceptance speech – Trump and his long-time Mafia connection: A Mafia Don with a Pompadour; Yvette Cooper on BBC Question Time discusses Trump, Putin and NATO – NATO supporting terrorism; Trump pulling out of TTIP; Charles Shoebridge – mainstream media hasn’t ability to swing elections anymore – but Clinton actually got more votes; BBC 5Live – Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis says anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are the same thing – Israel reneging on it’s promises – he also wants Ken Livingstone expelled for alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: James Florey from Veterans For Peace UK on Armistice Day. Former infantry soldier James Florey from Veterans for Peace: veterans experience of war and what Armistice Day means for them; WW2 different to modern invasions – ‘war not the answer in 21st century’; Cameron comparing Putin to Hitler – Hedge fund investor ‘doubles money’  on 2015 Tower Of London poppies;  Royal British Legion – ‘remembrance’ and ‘war’ good business; Royal British Legion taking money from arms dealers; Robert Fisk likening the poppy to racism: The poppy has become a symbol of racism – I will never wear one again; BAe Systems supporting poppy appeal – Saudi Arabia and BAE Systems; VFPUK annual conference;  white poppy for peace – and remembers all who have died in wars; red poppy promoting war in last 10-15 years?; Syria: now Trump is in charge will war in Syria be different? National Security Obama directs Pentagon to target al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, one of the most formidable forces fighting Assad Film ‘Shadow World’ has just come out based on book by Andrew Feinstein ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade’ – clip from trailer of film. Part of talk by British freelance journalist Vanessa Beeley, who has spent time recently in Syria – she discusses the White Helmets and how they are being used as a propaganda  outfit by the West and the West backed ‘rebels’ – media reporting of Syria lacking – e.g. Krishnan Guru-Murthy Channel 4 News report, embedded with Al-Nusra terrorists, uncritically reporting on them committing war crimes. SAS track and kill British Islamists in Iraq: SAS in Iraq given ‘kill list’ of 200 British jihadis to take out – Tony’s article about trafficking of London schoolgirls to Syria by Canadian Intelligence service: Did Canadian taxpayers foot Islamic State’s recruitment bill? Western intelligence services recruit British into terrorism – Redress Online – WBritish police prepare us: what to do if terrorist attack in Bristol. But what if its actually ‘Gladio B’, NATO fascists behind terrorism blaming attacks on migrants? Anniversary of 2015 Paris terrorist attacks – critical article on Aanirfan blog explains how we are manipulated by Western intelligence services.
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Predicting Cyber, Race and Economic warfare: Tribute to anti-war activist and researcher Fran Scott

Friday 4th November 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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First hour: News review: with Green councillor for Clifton Paula O’Rourke. Article 50 case – what is the Royal Prerogative? Bristol Metrobus – congestion; secret government papers show taxpayers will pick up costs of Hinkley nuclear waste storage – tidal power, carbon capture – cost of Hinkley C nuclear versus tidal power; Bristol Channel tidal vs nuclear power cost calculations from last week’s show MeyGen Pentland tidal power scheme: cost £1.6bn, 384MWe = 400 turbines at £4m (0.96MWe) eachHinkley C EPR (PWR) nuclear reactor: cost £37bn = 2560MWe. Bristol Channel tidal power scheme, approximate cost £10.7bn: 2560MWe = 2,667 turbines at £4m (0.96MWe) each. The Battle of Orgreave – attack by police on miner’s strike in 1984 – Amber Rudd says there will be no inquiry – clip from BBC 5Live on Tuesday morning where there is buzzing on radio and the audio line goes down – history of Orgreave; FIFA to probe Ireland’s Easter Rising commemorative shirt after being accused of double standards in poppy rowBritish Legion taking money from arms companies; Hillary Clinton vs Trump – on nuclear weapons – last 20 years NATO advancing not Russia – Seymour Hersh on Hillary Clinton and false flag Sarin attack in Syria and attack on Embassy in Syria – Russia and president Putin’s record, sanctions on Russia; PMQs Corbyn – Universal Credit – benefit bill ballooning‘I, Daniel Blake’; one in three super-rich are under investigation by HMRC over taxes – 380 staff got 1 person in 5 years; 300,000 children will be put into poverty by new benefit cap – voters like it;  PMQs Chris Stevens – costs 45p a minute to social security line for disabled; ex Police Superintendent and Freemason, Gordon Anglesea, sentenced to 12 years for child sex abuse.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: tribute to 911 Truth anti-war activist and researcher Fran Scott who died on Saturday aged 58. Syria: Vanessa Beeley speaking in Bristol at the Arc bar on Broad Street tonight. The White Helmets – run by James le Mesurier – a propaganda outfit for the West; rebel groups fighting each other; Israel’s Yinon Plan to Balkanise the Middle East; Benjamin Netanyahu’s 1980s book ‘Terrorism: How The West Can Win’, covertly using terrorists as an extension of the state military.  Andrew Parker, ‘Nosey Parker’, UK’s MI5 spy chief who was promoted after his role in failing to stop the 7/7 attacks, says there is a growing threat of Russian cyber attacks to Britain. He is copying Bilderberg, NATO secretary general Jan Stoltenberg and Hillary Clinton which suggests the criminal Elite are planning cyber-attacks on us, which they will blame on Russia – Pilger interviewing Assange on RT saying leaks did not come from Russia. When Article 50 is started in March, Alasdair Campbell and Vince Cable, close to the criminal bankster elite, say Britain will be punished with economic warfare heavy weapons in March 2017 by the criminal elite banksters. Economic crash and Deutsche Bank. Former FBI translator turned whistleblower Sybel Edmonds and ‘Gladio B’ – coming UK terrorist attacks by NATO and fascists to be blamed on migrants. The research of Fran Scott, peace activist and researcher, who died of cancer this week aged just 58, after being let down by the NHS doctors: For the 15th anniversary of 9/11 in September 2016 Fran discusses the 9/11 Commission and the 28 pages that were held back, and then released but with 97 redactions – links to Saudi Arabia and Saudi Prince Bandar; Fran reported British Army ‘groomed’ two of the suspected 7/7 bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer attended the Iqra Bookshop in Leeds where ex- British Special Forces SBS, Martin McDaid, trained them – intelligence services infiltrating or controlling Jihadis; Fran’s talk in May this year about the 9/11 anthrax attacks – liberal Senators were targeted who were against the Patriot Act but it was blamed on Al Qaeda and Iraq – then the blame landed on Dr. Bruce Ivans in Maryland who ‘committed suicide’ and the case was closed – however the anthrax code was traced back to two CIA laboratories – what is the deep state and does it exist?  Privatisation of DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Establishment) in 2003 to QinetiQ, Carlyle Group and the Bush crime family. War criminals at RAF Molesworth are doing the targeting for illegal assassination drones – US personnel ‘targeting killer drones from Britain’Leo Strauss and the policy of ‘Order from Chaos’.
Extraordinary circumstances of Fran’s death: This week we’re reminded just how deep into Europe and America’s cultural life the Warfare State has penetrated with the untimely death of one of the Western world’s greatest unrecognised anti- war researchers and activists – co-founder of the London based Reinvestigate 911 website and campaign Fran Scott. Hackney-based Fran was only 58 when she died last Saturday of stomach and liver cancer, only two weeks after being diagnosed. She was terribly let down by the overstretched East London Health Service. One of the ambulance paramedics on one of her attempts to get diagnosed and treated – told her East London hospitals just can’t cope – the Health Service is now a postcode lottery. Fran hadn’t been in the greatest of health, having hypoglycemia on and off for over a decade. But it wasn’t as if Fran hadn’t been bringing her more recent digestive problems to her GPs attention but she kept being told she had indigestion – and was given pain killers and constipation medicine. Doctors now say she’d had an aggressive form of stomach cancer since early this year. On 29th August she was taken more seriously ill – and the paramedic told her to go straight to A&E. From that day at the end of August Fran wasn’t able to eat anything. She went twice – including by ambulance – to Accident and Emergency at London’s Homerton Hospital – but she was given more constipation medicine – which she couldn’t eat – and sent home. She was finally admitted to Homerton for tests after she hadn’t been able to eat for over five weeks. She died just three weeks later. Anyway Fran’s Memorial will take place in Hackney on Tuesday 15th November – and despite her many brilliant investigations into the crimes behind the war on terror not a single mainstream media outlet ever asked her for an interview or used her brilliant work exposing the crimes and the criminals driving the war machine.
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Why go nuclear? 2560MWe tidal power station in Severn estuary would cost about half as much to build create 1000s of jobs

Friday 28th October 2016

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 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: News review: Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); Severn Barrage projects; as Labour gets fined over election expenses, the Tories election fraud scandal is being ignored; media firms forced to pay Gordon Anglesea £375k in libel damages tell of ‘bitter sweet’ moment he was convicted as paedophile – one of his victims who was not believed had committed suicide: Private Eye editor Ian Hislop says: ‘I can’t help thinking of the witnesses who came forward to assist our case at the time, one of whom later committed suicide telling his wife that he never got over ‘not being believed’ Gordon Anglesea was a Freemason. In 1976 Anglesea joined a masonic lodge in Colwyn Bay. In 1982 he became a member of Wrexham’s Berwyn lodge. He left in 1984 to join a new Wrexham lodge called Pegasus becoming its Master in 1990. Daily Mirror article; Bristol Metrobus scheme costs spiral = extra £13m – bad traffic in Bristol, public transport in Bristol;  homeless children up by 60% since the Conservatives came to power – 2/3 homelessness involve children, right to buy reducing council housing, high immigration;  UK public finances worsen, adding to Hammond’s headache; PMQs Corbyn – Brexit – when is PM going to have a plan?; low morale in 56% of Avon and Somerset Police – overworked, cuts, Volunteering? What are we paying Council Tax for? PMQs Christopher Chope – Dorset to merge councils discussed by Christopher Chope MP at PMQs and legal challenge as West Somerset council prepares to merge with Taunton Dean borough council – electoral register and boundaries;  a speeding driver is caught and fined every 12 minutes in Bristol area;  PMQs – Owen Thompson – ‘the jungle’ in Calais being dismantled; PMQs – Luciana Berger – mental health.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: cost of Hinkley C nuclear versus tidal power; Bristol Channel tidal vs nuclear power cost calculations: MeyGen Pentland tidal power scheme: cost £1.6bn, 384MWe = 400 turbines at £4m (0.96MWe) eachHinkley C EPR (PWR) nuclear reactor: cost £37bn = 2560MWe. Bristol Channel tidal power scheme, approximate cost £10.7bn: 2560MWe = 2,667 turbines at £4m (0.96MWe) each. Paul Mobbs, former engineer and environmental journalist, looking at the choices between nuclear and tidal energy around the Bristol Channel and Severn estuary discusses alternative energies and power output, viability, finance costs and how economic ideologies of governments need to change before progress in these areas can really be made: the Severn estuary, along with the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia Canada share the world’s greatest tidal range at 50 feet or 15 meters the tide goes in and out, up and down twice a day; the Bay of Fundy Canadians are installing new tidal schemes there after successful past schemes; the Scottish tidal MeyGen tidal energy scheme that has just started; viability, energy output, and costs of a Severn barrage system as compared to Hinkley C nuclear power; the Atlantis, MeyGen, Pentland tidal power scheme in Scotland which will have 61 turbines; Paul’s calculations: Hinkley will generate 2560MWe on average, 0.96MWe on average is what each tidal turbine delivers. So to generate the equivalent power of £37bn cost Hinkley C we’d need 2,667 tidal turbinesPaul calculates if each tidal energy turbine costs less than c. £7m each, they could generate the same power cheaper than the planned Hinkley C nuclear power station; the tidal turbine generators apparently cost about £7.5m for four making tidal power around a quarter the cost of nuclear? Other estimates suggest the cost per turbine of large tidal schemes is around £4m per turbine, which is still around half the cost of Hinkley C nuclear power station. Fracking – banned in Ireland and Germany; ideology of constant growth; energy consumption only cut in recessions;  where are we heading with climate change? – the tipping point and ‘Armageddon’; supremacy of oil – manipulated – peak oil, Saudis selling large stake in state oil company, energy used to obtain difficult to get oil; zero-carbon power plant – carbon capture by Carbon Clean Solutions – although how much coal left? How Israel became the global hub for surveillance technologyLinux open source technology, drones and Israelis; Paul Mobbs’ website www.fraw.org.uk/mei; his book ‘Energy Beyond Oil’.  ‘VAXXED’, a 2016 documentary about the link between the Merck Inc. manufactured Measels Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, the film was banned and had to be pulled from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival run by Robert de Niro – in this clip Dr Andrew Wakefield discusses the huge modern epidemic we have with autism, the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) cover-up and some clear links to the vaccine. Asma al Assad, wife of Bashar al Assad, President of Syria, discusses why she hasn’t left Syria despite the civil war and reminds us of Western media propaganda/bias.
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