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: ‘Senseless’ threats to Bristol Remploy despite it making money; Conservative finance lead & deputy mayor Geoff Gollop says it shows lack of joined up thinking in Coalition government; Geoff, Peter Abraham & Barbara Lewis all in the running for Conservative mayor candidate, one will be chosen on 7th August. Empty offices in Bristol, but will Geoff be able to bring back growth and confidence & fill them with workers? Office for National Statistics and OBR announce 0.7% fall in GDP as commentators talk not of double dip resession but ‘slump’. Chancellor George Osborne is sticking to his deficit reduction plan but on camera looks, sheepishly, as if he did not believe his own words. UK is extremely vulnerable in the Euro crisis despite not being in the Euro zone. Banks are the fiancial services wing of the international drug cartels. Government minister says it’s immoral to pay cash in hand while super-rich stash $21tn in offshore funds out of the reach of the tax man. As the Americanisation of Britain continues Liberal democrats select former police officer and one of our ‘city slackers‘ who does not return emails or phone calls, Pete Levy, to run for Avon & Somerset Police Comissioner. Other candidates so far announced are Conservative Ken Maddock & Bob Ashford for Labour. Voxpop on Olympics security militarisation and G4S fiasco.
Second hour: Marina Morris reports on latest developments in Syria with arms finding their way to the rebels through NATO country Turkey. Daily Mail reports that former SAS soldiers are training the ‘Free Syrian Army’ who have been killing people in Damascus over the last few weeks. Who might stand to gain from an attack at the olympics? Sponsors BMW made their money using SS slave labour in World War Two and have ‘taken over’ the iconic British Mini but will not pay reparations. Reference is German documentary The Silence Of The Quandts. Just published into English today is the Secret ‘Plan For Democratic Rebirth’ for a fascist Italy run by Freemasons, police, secret services and corporations of Italian Grand Orient masonry. It was discovered in the lining of Licio Gelli’s daughter Maria-Graxia Gelli’s suitcase at Rome Fiumicino airport 30 years ago this month.