BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: Green candidate for Cabot ward Ben Appleby discusses the causes of the Easter riots in Stokes Croft and reviews the week’s news. Questions about heavy-handed policing, use of armed police in public order situation, unprovoked police attacks on bystanders and Green party calls for a public enquiry into the policing of the Easter disturbances. The end of Operation Champion as CCTV cameras placed in Muslim areas of Birmingham are taken down.
Second hour: Bristol speakers’ corner on College Green. Discussion of this week’s revelation by Major General Michael Laurie that in 2003 Director General of MI6 John Scarlett and PM Tony Blair’s press secretary Alastair Campbell deliberately fabricated a case for war against Iraq in the notorious ‘dodgy dossier’. A look at the inadequate terms of reference of the 7/7 London Bombings inquest and questions about Israeli ‘technology’ company Verint Systems which has the London Underground CCTV contract. Exclusive and comprehensive interview with John Morgan, Australian author of new book out this week Diana, The British Cover Up. He looks at a death threat to her beforehand from Conservative Armed Forces minister Nichlas Soames and discusses motives for murder as well as describing the mysterious halting and ‘rocking’ of the ambulance which was taking Diana to hospital. Did Princess Diana survive the crash only to be murdered in the ambulance? Also a look at the new film by Keith Allen premiering at Cannes this week ‘Unlawful Killing’. Inadequate emergency planners’ provision of potassium iodide tablets which should be used as a preventative measure against radiation poisoning.