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: Portugal and Greece in the crosshairs as the collapse of the Euro and other banks is put off one more time. News Of The World phone hacking story and the failure of the Metropolitan police to investigate it properly. What did Forest of Dean playwright Dennis Potter have to say about Rupert Murdoch? LibDem Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods & Lockleaze councillor Guy Poultney reviews the week’s news.
Second Hour: Stopping the worst effects of financial meltdown: Former squatter Kitty O’Donaghue and Bristol Housing Action Movement spokesman Ben Ritchie talk about a massive eviction which may soon take place at Dale Farm in Basildon, Essex. Getting concerned about the LibCon government’s plans to criminalise squatting. Global warming and the propaganda element to showing off military air power in public while about 2000 civilians have been killed or serously injured in NATO’s operation to protect civilians in Libya. Kevin Lister blogging at Kev’s Climate Column explains why he’s helping organise next weekend’s ‘Bike Ride To Fairford Air Tattoo’ in Gloucestershire. NATO’s Secret Armies: discussion with historian Danielle Ganser about NATO’s ‘Strategy of Tension using terror against European civilians and pretending it was the Russians to put political pressure on European governments, the notorious Operation Gladio. Yorkshire police intelligence whistleblower sacked. Tony Farrell was a principle police intelligence analyst for South Yorkshire police but was sacked when he told his bosses what they didn’t want to hear, that the 7/7 London Bombings were probably not carried out by Muslim terrorists but by fascist enemies within. The strange death of David Cameron’s Constituency party chair Christopher Shale at the Glastonbury festival, assassination expert and barrister Michael Shrimption believes that GO2, a rogue element in MI6, may have murdered him.