BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review with South West Crime Panel member and LibDem Bristol City Councillor for Horfield, Pete Levy. Organised criminals deleting evidence & accessing officers’ personal information on Police National Computers, 2008 Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) report ‘Private Investigators: The Rogue Element of the Private Investigation Industry and Others Unlawfully Trading in Personal Data’ or ‘Project Riverside’ leaked to Andy Davies at Channel 4 news. It explains that private investigators are: ‘a. accessing the Police National Computer to perform unauthorised checks; b. accessing internal police databases including those containing serving officers’ private details; c. unauthorised checking of details of vehicles involved in surveillance on PNC (Police National Computer); d. accessing details of current investigation against a criminal or criminal group; e. checking premises and vehicles for technical equipment deployed by law enforcement; f. identifying current law enforcement interest in an organised crime group; g. deleting intelligence records from law enforcement databases; h. providing organised crime groups with counter-surveillance techniques; i. accessing their own or associates’ recorded convictions; j. attempting to discover identity of CHISes (Informants); k. attempting to discover location of witnesses; l. attempting to discover location of witnesses under police protection to intimidate them; m. accessing DVLA databases.’ Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, found guilty of misconduct in public office for tipping off News of the World hacking criminals that they were under investigation. Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Colin Port loses High Court action against new Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens trying to keep his job, new Chief Constable to be announced next Wednesday. Con-Dem government decision to increase benefits by less than inflation will make seven million families – half of Britain’s working households – worse off by an average of £165 a year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Bristol budget cuts: more than 300 posts will be shed from the council’s 7,000 workforce, of which about 100 are likely to be compulsory redundancies. Outraged prison officers warned today that Britain’s whole justice system was heading for a meltdown after the Con-Dems announced plans to axe seven jails. Tory Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dropped the bombshell on corrections staff as he cheerfully announced he was axing seven prisons across England and Wales, including HMP Gloucester & Shepton Mallet – despite widespread overcrowding and record prison populations. People due to retire in the next 12 months will be more than £3,000 a year worse off than those who retired in 2008. Prudential’s ‘Class of 2013’ research has found that people retiring this year expect an average annual income of £15,300, a drop from £15,500 last year and a significant fall of 18 per cent on the £18,700 reported in 2008. Deutsche Bank Made Huge Bet, and Profit, on LIBOR rate fixing. Aberdeen City Council mannequin candidate taken into custody, acquitted this week of election fraud.
Second hour: Wide ranging discussion looking at the Bank For International Settlements financing the Nazi party between WWI and WW2, the attempted abolition of the BIS at the Bretton Woods conference where the IMF and World Bank were founed, as well as the role of this highly secretive Basel based Swiss ‘Central Bank of Central Bankers’ today.
Moving on to hear from author of the banned (and confiscated by Thames Valley police) book Spyhunter. Buckinghamshire based barrister Michael Shrimpton shares with us his understanding of the sordid role played by former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile in procuring young boys for former Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath. Potentially clearing up a long time mystery about the disappearance of boys from Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne children’s home: Discussion about connections between WWI, WWII and the present-day secret financial rulers of the NATO zone, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland who helped fund the rise of Hitler’s Nazi party in the 1930s. Death at 95 of Charles Chilton, the writer behind Richard Attenborough’s 1969 film ‘Oh! What A Lovely War’ about the hypocrisy of World War One using some of the actual songs sung by soldiers in the trenches. Death this week of BBC’s last honest Director General Alasdair Milne, sacked in 1987, whose son Seamus Milne is a Guardian columnist. How Alasdair Milne was sacked with the connivance of Labour’s ‘kingmaker’ Lord Victor Rothschild and Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after broadcasting programmes such as ‘Secret Society’ about secret cabinet committees, ‘My Country Right Or Wrong’ about Northern Ireland and ‘Maggie’s Militant Tendency’ about the Tory far right, all of which were critical of the Thatcher government. Granada TV’s ‘World In Action’ investigative documentary series retrospective on ITV this week: [VIDEO] The World In Action Years. Frank documentaries transmitted on miscarriages of justice, military mutinies, Nazi war criminals at large and corruption at all levels of the British government. EXCLUSIVE: Was BBC presenter Jimmy Savile procuring Haut de la Garenne children’s home boys in Jersey for former Prime Minister Ted Heath to sexually abuse on his boat ‘Morning Cloud’ and were these victims subsequently murdered? Assassinations of Princess Diana and former Labour Foreign Secretary Robin Cook with barrister Michael Shrimpton. Despicable failure of BBC Trust chairman & senior Tory Chris Patten to deal effectively with internal BBC censorship of the Jimmy Savile story.