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: News review Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King announces printing £750bn (QE2) bank ‘tapeworm’ made itself indispensible to our biology; Conservative party conference Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne‘s speech and his ‘three mistakes’; David Cameron‘s ‘dog fight’ speech; 700-800 news jobs to be slashed in latest BBC cuts; reduction in size of Bristol’s wheelie bins; Tesco’s worst sales in twenty years; elderly people’s drop-in Trinity Day Centre closes in Hotwells on 31st October; police raid countless cannabis farms but not crack cocaine or heroin dealers in Operation Viscount; will Gary Hopkins stand for election as police commissioner; with LibDem Councillor for Knowle and Executive member for waste Gary Hopkins.
Second hour: Will the Temple Meads local enterprise zone really create jobs? New nuclear power, all eyes on Hinkley, new LibCon planning regime with Mike Birkin from South West Friends Of The Earth. Russian Oligarchs legal fight on London stage; Roman Abramovich & Boris Berezovsky locked in Sibneft Oil legal challenge. Wall Street occupation before London Stock Exchange on 15th October. Did British Security Services help Loyalist terrorists to murder Natonalist Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan ten years ago? Tony Gosling spoke to Martin on the phone weeks before he was killed in 2001. Details from Tony’s notebook of individuals named by Martin as masonic journalists and masonic lodges in the Houses of Parliament. Zombie banks stalking the City of London? Fraud at Banco Ambrosiano & masonic ritual murder, on 18th June 1982, of Vatican banker Roberto Calvi in London. Extract from Martin Short’s 1989 Granada TV documentary Inside The Brotherhood parts one, two and three. Based on his book of the same name. Are there lessons to be learned in understanding today’s banking crisis?