BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: News review with mayoral candidate George Ferguson: George’s role as a Merchant Venturer, part of the city’s merchant class elite. George pledges to leave the Merchants should he become Mayor. Horrific record of the Merchant Venturers profits from the Triangular Transatlantic Slave Trade not mentioned by our local paper The Post. Mayor will wrest control of a £1bn annual budget from party politics. Kingswood’s Tory MP Chris Skidmore calls British workers ‘the laziest in the world’ in new book Britannia Unchained. Endemol TV’s founder of ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Deal or No Deal’, Sir Peter Bazalgette made chairman of the Arts Council. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne booed at paralympics medal award ceremony. European Central Bank says it will buy up bad government debt to stop troubled government’s collapsing. European and World Value Survey shows Britain has a very low level of trust. Cameron announces big relaxation of national planning laws to ‘boost the economy’ by allowing developers to build where they like. Capacity public meeting in Frenchay Village Hall this week: public Frenchay Hospital to be demolished to make way for hundreds of private homes. Abandoned £30bn Severn Barrage scheme is to be re-examined by the government as a way to tap into tidal power. Half the phone hacking victims have still not been contacted by Scotland Yard and the total number has doubled this week, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sue Ackers reveals to Keith Vaz on the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Second hour: Freelance journalist Dan Glazebrook: with the passing of the Arab Spring and installation of President Morsi in Egypt does the new government reflect the will of the Egyptian people? 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death in Paris last weekend, book: The Paris London connection, The Assassination Of Princess Diana. 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks next week: UK campaign Reinvestigate 9/11 and book: Solving 9-11: The Deception That Changed the World. How’s the War on Freedom going as we approach the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks? Syria: Blogger Gari Sullivan in Bristol next week using personal examples, eye-witness accounts and exclusive material to share his experiences of Syrian life … & reflecting on the UK mainstream media lies. 7pm, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY, Thursday 13th September 2012. See No Evil 2012 fallout: proprietor of the ‘Arc Bar’ on Broad Street Eddie James on Bristol’s urban arts, money & parapolitics, how fairly were Cultural Olympiad contracts awarded in the City. Does too much money go into too few pockets? NATO ‘bombing it’s own people?’ Former Bristol Tory MEP Richard Cottrell explains why the 1980s IRA attacks in Guildford and Birmingham may have been planned and carried out by MI5, MI6 or Army Intelligence to discredit the IRA. The latest interview about his book: Gladio, NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe: The Pentagon-Nazi-Mafia Terror Axis