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: Schools and education spending cuts in Bristol, asbestos discovered in Bristol schools. What is an Academy school? Danny Alexander twitching on television as he was asked about Moodys credit rating agency indicating they plan to downgrade Britain. Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason describes Greek politicians as ‘incompetent’, so are technocrats better than elected officials? Tension between Greece and Germany. Financial system even more dysfunctional than in the 1930s. 70% of British families on the brink of poverty. Government borrowing wold be £201bn more under Labour. Conservative Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore ticked off by speaker for use of ‘a damned discrace’, unparliamentary language and criticised for cutting disabled peoples’ benefits when supposed to be advocating their rights as secretary of the all party group for disabled people. Total failure of government to protect savings and wealth except of the super-rich, possibility savings could simply ‘disappear’ as happened in 2000 in Argentina. Multiple arrests at Rupert Murdoch and News International’s Sun newspaper. Political & economic news review with Councillor for Southmead Brenda Massey (Lab).
Second hour: Tomorrow’s walk to save Filton Airfield. Three suspicious bomb attacks in India, Thailand and Georgia carried out by the Iranians or false flag attacks by the Israeli Mossad? Former MI5 officer Annie Machon on the 1995 Gadaffi Plot and MI6’s Orwellian obsession with serving the interests of the arms manufacturers for perpetual war. Libyan student in the UK Asiel reflects on a year since his country’s civil war began. Anglican Dean of South Bristol & vicar of Stockwood, Canon Gwyn Owen and Evangelical pastor Dia Moodly from Spirit Of Life Church in St. Paul’s, two of Bristol’s Church of England and Evangelical church leaders discuss Anglicans (CofE) ordaining gay vicars & women bishops. Voxpop asking you about the church and sexualiy and with decreasing leisure time do we have enough time to go to church?