Friday Drivetime

BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

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

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

First hour: Daphne Havercroft from South West Whistleblowers’ Health Action Group SWWHAG: Bristol Childrens’ Hospital, Care Quality Commission (CQC) intervene over low staffing levels on Ward 32 and patient deaths. Private healthcare operators Circle rewarded for failure at Hinchingbrooke hospital in Cambridge. London based Tamil Ram Selva brings us up to date with human rights struggles in former British Indian Ocean colonies: mainly Sri-Lanka and India. Channel 4 documentaries Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields. Hunger strike enters its second week on the island of Nauru, near Australia, as asylum seekers from Iran, Afghanistan & Sri-Lanka protest against right-wing Australian government re-opening remote refugee camps & using asylum-seekers as political pawns. Website recommended Merkel in London, Chinese political congress & US elections. Hugh Trevor-Roper’s myth: Peter Levenda’s book ‘Ratline, Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler’. Did Hitler really die in 1945 or did he survive until the 1970s in Indonesia? Why would anyone question the story behind the death of Adolf Hitler? Evidence for Martin Boorman covert military and banking/corporate Fourth Reich thriving after World War Two.
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Second hour: Bristol General Hospital: Bristol Central Planning Committee decide developers, City & Country, need build no affordable or social housing, only luxury flats. Invited: Mandy Soames, Public Relations Officer for City & Country developers; Bristol City Council LibDem Central Planning Committee councillors: Christian Martin, Alf Havvock, Alex Woodman (chair); LibDem Council leader Simon Cook, none of which were available; Labour housing spokesperson Cllr. Ron Stone. Jimmy Savile BBC & police scandal rolls on with revelations about how close Savile was to Prince Charles, employed to invite television executives to royal events and helped introduce Charles to his Private Secretary Sir Christopher Airy in 1990. Old HTV documentary about North Wales child sexual abuse & murder. Channel 4 News discover Freemasons religious cult involved in Bryn Estyn sexual abuse scandal. Masonic MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti promises to supply this show with Bristol Provincial Yearbook which names Bristol’s freemasons but Jack is overruled by Bristol Grand Master Alan Vaughan and Provincial Grand Secretary Steve Rawlings. Ron Stone tels off deep-rooted masonic corruption where farmers had their estates stolen with no action by masonic police, disposessing smallholders and market-gardeners, with criminal collusion by banks. Culture of masonic criminality and impunity in Somerset. Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge questions Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Chief Executive Lin Homer over non payment of tax by multinational corporations Starbucks, Google, Amazon, Asda,  Facebook, Intel, Kraft (who lied, closing Cadbury’s in Keynsham) & Coca Cola, who seem able pick and choose which country they wish to pay tax in.
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