BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.
First hour: This week on Friday Drivetime Muriel Cole (Lib) & Ron Stone (Lab) review Bullingdon Club members David Cameron & George Osborne’s 2011 budget. On Saturday at the TUC’s London rally all but Ed Milliband will explain why Britain’s elitist bankers and the super-rich like Stephen Lansdown should take their money out of tax havens and put it on the table. We also review the week’s news and take another look at Bristol’s parks strategy.
Second hour: Retired U.S. General Wesley-Clarke tells us the invasion of Libya was planned, along with invasions of four other countries including Iraq and Iran, way back in 2001. We take a close look at the proposed new voting system, Alternative Vote (AV), find out which elections it is presently used for, and how it works. Also… We hear that nearby Oldbury nuclear power station, operated by Magnox, had an accident a ‘mildly’ radioactive steam discharge and had to shut a reactor down last Friday. Meanwhile in Japan, safety procdures at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station which led to way too many highly radioactive spent fuel rods accumulating dangerously, were ignored by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). How dangerous is flouride and should we be adding it to Bristol’s water? Then, with clandestine filming charity Animal Aid, we find out about the recently announced Welsh badger cull plus peer behind the high walls into the horrific world of the abbatoir and animal experimentaion labs. We discover that when it comes to animal welfare with the police and government there is no rule of law, that only the media and consumer pressure seem able to improve conditions for animals.