Friday Drivetime

BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: News review with Green Party mayoral candidate Daniella Radice. US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke will print $40 billion every month, making money up out of nowhere, to try and generate jobs in US. Effect will be redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich. The Bristol Pound £B launch party this Wednesday 19th September 2012 from 5:30 -9:30pm at St Nicholas’ Market, the top of Corn Street. Ian Fraser on David Cameron’s Reshuffle: Entrusting economic policy to ex-investment bankers is like puting the fox in charge of the hen-house. New planning minister Nick Boles’ crooked think tank Policy Exchange wants to see thousands of homes built on the Green Belt to boost the economy. Heated meeting Tim Boles Chairman of Winterborne Parish Council discuss public Frenchay Hospital land being sold off for commercial housebuilding. Tony Crofts gets figures from estate agent Alder King saying Bristol has 1.75m sq ft of empty office space, the equivalent of about 75,000 homes. Friendship as or more important than we realise: demise of the pub and community facilities due to economic depression, Tescos taking over public houses. Hillsborough disaster Independent Panel reports this week revealing: 164 witness statements altered by the police, 41 people could have survived. Former South Yorkshire police senior intelligence analyst Tony Farrell tells what his colleague Andy saw that day in 1989. Will the election of Police & Crime Commissioners in November turn Avon & Somerset police into a political football? EU Commission proposes to regulate UK financial markets bypassing the City of London. Alvin Masioma from Tax Justice Network Africa explains how tax havens like Jersey steal African resources and even help start Civil Wars. Max Keiser talks to investigative journalist and author Leah McGrath Goodman about her being banned from the UK for reporting on the Jersey sex and murder scandal. They discuss the $5 billion per square mile in laundered money that means Jersey rises, while Switzerland sinks.
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Second hour: UK/US information film Fracking Hell. Fracking, or Hydraulic Fracturing, in the Mendips: Frack Off campaign, Bristol anti-Fracking campaigner Zoe Smith from Hotwells convicted of Aggravated Trespass stopping fracking which caused eathquakes in Lancashire & Laura Corfield from Transition Keynsham. Various local campaigns such as Rising Tide & Frack Free Somerset. Meeting Tuesday 25th September 2012,  7–9pm in Wells Town Hall. Coal bed methane extraction planned for Keynsham. Fracking: drilling method ‘to be extended’ despite causing Blackpool earthquakes. US ambassador killed by a mob in Libya and Egypt, Yemen embassies also attacked over Californian Muslim hate film. Bur is it another PsyOp to ramp up tension for the benefit of intelligence services. EADS military mapping satellite software engineer, Al-Hilli family victims of contract killing in France. Former UK ambassador Craig Murray asks was it a Mossad military hit related to assassination programme of Iranian related nuclear scientists? Unreported news: President of Italian Supreme Court refers 9/11 attacks to International Criminal Court for investigation. Arab lawyers’ Union condemn censorship of Syrian TV on arab satellites. Gordon Duff from Veterans Today asks will Isreal really attack Iran or are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s threats just scabre rattling? From Iranian channel PressTV which is censored in the UK. Rita Cangialousi from Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign. UN: Israel pushing Palestine deeper into poverty through water and land grabs. US Air Force veteran & messianic Jew Tim Cohen explores heraldry, something like a genetic code, and the centuries old power network of The Order Of The Garter founded in 1348, and asks is it the centre of a clandestine power network that is slowly extending across the world? Looking at Biblical prophecy in the Book of Revelation, Cohen believes Garter Knights represent the core leadership of the Prieuré de Sion, Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, Banking, Insurance, Television and Media. His book is ‘The Antichrist And A Cup Of Tea’.
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