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 with Lord William Dartmouth MEP (UKIP) Extradition and European Arrest Warrant abuse cases: Hungary Michael & Jason Norway Julian Assange, USA Christopher Tappin – Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou & John Redwood: What would happen if Greece defaulted? Would default bring police and army in the streets if Drachma is reissued? Redwood says 87 countries left a single currency since the second world war. When is the next bank holiday in Greece? What will a crash be like? We try to guess what the Greek Finance minister Giorgos Papakonstantinou would have said about the Icelandic default if BBC’s Jeremy Paxman had not interrupted him. Health and Social Care bill: NHS privatisation is a gathering political storm for David Cameron and Andrew Lansley. Should Bristol have an elected mayor? Straw polls of council house debate audience: at start: 41% yes 12% no 47% undecided. Half way through: 38%, 29%, 32%. At end: 47% yes, 35% no, 17% undecided. End result: four of the undecided chose ‘no’ for every one that chose ‘yes’. Extrapolate that proportion for all the undecided and you get an approx. final result as follows 51% ‘yes’ to a mayor and 49% ‘no’. Exit the back to work tsar, Emma Harrison resigns A4E Civil Servants getting £6m. Certain kind of person who masters the jargon – with a bit of charisma and impresses politicians – we need to watch out for these dangerous characters in politics.
Second hour: South West Whistleblowers Health Action Group (SWWHAG), Daphne Havercroft asks whether UHB NHS Trust’s histopathology enquiry is truly independent. The Merchant Venturers. Bill Gates’ cash backs large-scale geoengineering and earthquake bombs? Syrian government bravely holds peace-making constitutional referendum on Sunday. Somalia conference. Similarities between old British usury laws and Islamic banking. Moheen Yaseen from Islamic think tank Global Vision 2000. A secretive shadow world Government, funding all our politicians. Might Islamic banking be the real enemy? Economic warfare chosen weapon of the day. There Is No Free Market. The Oil Card: Global Economic/Financial Warfare in the 21st Century. Psychological Warfare. Sabine McNeill: Victims Unite – dangers of the rise of fascism in the financial crisis, could austerity pave the way for a new Hitler? Are 87% of judges freemasons? [official figure is, it seems, 5%].