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: legacy of 1980s Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Bryan Gould: Blind Faith In Market Robs Nation Of Its Full Potential. When the crash comes the City Of London is going to collapse sucking in debt defaults like a black hole. Should Bristol City Council borrow £50m to tide us over until the next elections are past? Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech on ‘Socially Responsible Capitalism’. Quarterly unemployment figures reveal increase Labour leader Ed Milliband & Ed Balls set out their pro-cuts position. Who are the real benefit scroungers? The ‘lazy’ unemployed or the city bankers? Ed Balls replies to GMB & UNISON who are threatening to pull funding for the Labour Party. Education Secretary Michael Gove wants to make it easier to sack teachers, with Marina Morris’ teaching VOXPOP. Heated discussion about state and private education with Conservative Councillor for Avonmouth Siobhan Kennedy-Hall.
Second hour: Tension rises in Syria as armed rebels fight with the government & Russians say they will not support Western intervention. Do NATO &/or Israel have special forces provoking war by conducting military operations inside Iran? Forest of Dean Wilderness environmental education centre in Mitcheldean occupied by Tom Forest & Reclaim The Fields, who want to stop Gloucestershire County Council selling it off. Pentagon commissioning research to manipulate social networking, Propaganda 2 and the rise of ‘nattative networks’. Journalistic ethics in the spotlight at the Leveson Enquiry but is it just a spectacle for the public? Does the our media serve the public with Magdalena Krupa from Bristol’s Ujima 98fm, Optimist World site recommended. Internet censorship. Discussion about consolidation of commercial local radio stations with BCfm’s station manager Phil Gibbons. James Murdoch, Jeremy Hunt and the Conservative Party colluding two years ago to cut the BBC. Granville Williams from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom on changes to commercial ‘local’ radio and threats to BBC local radio. Sabine McNeill from Forum For Stable Currencies and Victims Unite about the money scam, The Forensics of Legal Fraud and miscarriages of justice.