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: Workings of Bristol City Council Audit committee. Privatisation of council homecare services. LibDem councillor John Kiely says his leader Nick Clegg has become an ‘electoral liability’ for the party. European/Euro finance agreement vetoed by David Cameron. UK unemployment hits a 17 year high. Government plans to create a network of ‘troubleshooters’ for poor and damaged families. Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management‘s views on the world economy. Housebuilding approved at Filton Airport by South Gloucestershire Council. British police, particularly Met., deemed ‘untrustworthy‘ and prospects for an elected Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner … with LibDem Cllr. for Easton, John Kiely.
Second hour: Review of Bristol’s Christmas stage shows with Billy Quain. NATO conducting illegal low-intensity war against Iran. State-of-the-art US drone shot down over Iran & displays it on television. Interception of drone communication feeds. As US troops pull out of Iraq, is Blackwater, XE moving in? Former US Secretary of State, secret government operative and orchestrator of the 1973 Chile coup, Henry Kissinger gives his predictions for the Arab Winter, from BBC’s ‘Newsnight’. Will Syria become another Libya? Which Path To Persia? Tricking Tehran into war with the US. Message from Parliament Square Peace and Justice campaigner Barbara Tucker, whose grandfather and great grandfather were Admirals in the Royal Navy, as she takes over from Brian Haw. Techniques of mimicry being used in an attempt to discredit the Parliament Square Peace Campaign. US President Barack Obama will not to use veto as internment is introduced in the United States. British police prepare to introduce crowd control laser to blind protesters. Bristol to lose 85 homeless hostel places, roughly 20% of the 436 in the city. Former squatter Anne Bonny and Paul Hazleden from The Wild Goose cafe on Stapleton Road. Bristol City Council Homelessness Strategy out for consultation.