BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
For mp3s of all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.
First hour: Council committees & planning, police oversight, UK public spending cuts, Greek Euro crisis, rare interview with chief executive of Barclays bank Bob Diamond, Vincent Tabak’s alleged child pornography on his computer & witnesses to his addiction to sado-masochism deemed inadmissible in Jo Yeates murder case by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), BBC cutting while Radio Bristol RAJAR listener figures market share is halved from 8.4% to 4.2% in last 12 months, Prime Ministers’ Questions on Business Growth Fund & directors pay up 49% in the last year, MPs and Lords take part in lobbying code of conduct debate in Westminster Hall, government’s private sector pensions offer, Prince Charles has used his veto to alter 34 new laws in the last decade and believes he is related to Vlad the Impaler aka. Count Dracula, criminals may have their social security benefits docked by £25 a week, news review with Green Councillor for Ashley, Gus Hoyt.
Second hour: 02:00 – Hilary Burn from Stop Bristol Airport Expansion. 13:00 – 200th anniversary tonight of the first Luddite machine breaking action which took place in Nottingham with Dave King, technology must be our servant not our master, land rights and social justice movements such as Diggers Levellers, Chartists and Occupy Bristol and London LSX. 41:00 – From privatisation of land to creeping fascism & the privatisation of war. Money, Idealism, Compromise & Ego (MICE) or Bribery, Ideology, Blackmail & Flattery (BFBF) spies’ persuasion techniques and the privatisation of intelligence work with former MI5 officer Annie Machon, Private Military Security Companies (PMSCs). 48:00 – Information Commissioner says Common Purpose blacklist is illegal, Mike doing Freedom Of Information Requests regarding ‘leadership charity’ Common Purpose, worried that their graduates may be breaking the law by ordering training from the organisation they are still a part of. 59:00 Rioting as Tunisia’s popular Petition Party election wins are anulled.