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: Wednesday’s public sector pension strike is biggest in 80 years. 20,000 people march through Bristol city centre to Castle Park. Government are “Spivs and Gangsters who’ve never done an honest day’s work in their life”, a selection of speeches from the biggest political rally in Bristol since 1932. Coalition Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn statement to the House of Commons, Ed Balls’ reply & news review with Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) Regional Vice-Chair Roger Thomas.
Second hour: “Extraordinarily serious and threatening”, Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King very worried about Eurogeddon. IMF runs out of cash & politics of Occupy Movement: former Wall Street broker Max Keiser talks to Economist Karl Denninger of MarketTicker.org. Divide and rule policy leaves a bloody legacy, Tamil freedom campaigner Ram Selvaratnam talks about modern political history of Sri-Lanka (Ceylon). Former US General Wesley Clarke describes secret Pentagon plan to invade Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. Earth Into Property by Anthony J. Hall. Convergence of the crises: 24 Pakistani soldiers killed by US helicopter gunships so Pakistan cuts off NATO’s Afghanistan supply lines. Prelude to war? Foreign Secretary William Hague closes Iranian embassy in London. Nuclear war looming at the same time as Eurogeddon. Do bankers have a nasty surprise for us after the crash: former Hollywood film producer Aaron Russo recounts Nick Rockefeller’s plan to replace money with human microchip (Verichip?) RFID implants. Ram’s recommended websites Act-Now.info & Tamil Solidarity.