BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: Questioning Occupy Bristol. Iranian general staff conduct exercises in Straits of Hormuz making it clear that an attack on Iran would cut off the oil supply from the Persian Gulf to the NATO powers. Aircraft Carriers. Age UK : Care for the elderly in absolute crisis. Many elderly people being cared for in hospital. Printing money QE1 £200bn, QE2 £75bn equivalent to £4,200 per head of UK population. Solution to the crisis is government must decide what needs doing and find the money to do it. Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg give us their New Year messages. Soldier Edward Heal killed in Clevedon car accident because North Somerset council turned off streetlights to save money, ‘market state’ takes over. Two Greek financial crime prosecuters resign after Goldman Sachs government in Greece tie their hands. Two tier legal system in the UK. Arresting top financial criminals. One quarter of all abortions in UK are performed on girls under 20. US presidential campaigning begins and Republican front-runner Ron Paul speaks to veterans in Des Moines, Iowa. Biggest threats to our freedoms are from the Western political leadership. Free Syrian Army commander is former rebel military chief in Tripoli, Libya who spent much of his life in the Irish Republic and has an Irish wife. Stuxnet nuclear power station computer virus was built by Israel & US & aimed at Iran.
Second hour: Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire army training area annual Imber peace vigil. Root and branch reform of money system, Bill Still’s The Secret Of Oz monetary reform film. Lobbying power of the City of London is overwhelming. Power of banks and credit rating agencies used to discipline the public. “If you don’t know what it’s about it’s about the money”. Finance needs to be moral or ethical and needs to be democratised, elected bankers. Ludicrous Diversion ‘explosive’ internet film about 2005 London bombings still not shown on UK TV. New types of public enquiry such as Leverson enquiry, Hutton report into David Kelly’s death and Chilcot enquiry into Iraq war are ‘trial by media’ but with fake evidence and no consequences. Police corruption: Impunity and international enquiry into assassination of Irish Republican lawyer Pat Finucane. Freemasons in the police and in the City of London, author of Inside The Brotherhood, Martin Short. P2 lodge as the secret government in Italy. Unlawful Killing: Keith Allen’s banned 2011 film about death of princess Diana shows German & Nazi family history of Prince Philip. Coffins returning to UK without public vigils since Royal Wootton Bassett name change. Bristol’s Filton & Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti (Con) declared his membership of the freemasons secret society when he was a Bristol City Councillor. Why did he join a religious cult and might that affect his ability to do his job as an MP? The Doors, Five To One (1970). Jim Morrison’s US Navy father Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison was in command of the 4th August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin ‘false flag ‘ incident which escalated the Vietnam War. Death in the US in July 2011 at 82 of retired LA FBI chief and ritual abuse investigator Ted Gunderson. Higgs boson: the God Particle or cover story for advanced nuclear weapon testing?