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: News review with deputy leader of the Conservative group on Bristol City Council & councillor for Hengrove, Mark Weston. Stories covered: Maggie Thatcher’s funeral; IMF puts pressure on George Osborne with criticism of cuts: IMF warns Osborne to moderate austerity due to lack of growth – further conversation on the economy; Npower Admits Paying No Corporation Tax for Three Years and their prices went up by 10 % – privatisation versus nationalisation; Jobless leap ‘fitting tribute’ to Thatcher; wages not rising in line with inflation – unemployment discussed; 2,000 insurance jobs axed at Aviva; Bristol Post/Evening Post gets new website but it’s less user-friendly than the last one and not on news services such as Google News; Local financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown’ success shows no sign of slowing – at taxpayers expense? £500 per week benefits cap trial begins in London, cap to be rolled out across the country in July; Philippe Sands QC Quits LibDems Over ‘Corrosive’ Secret Courts Bill, secret courts overturn Habeus Corpus Act 1679 this is the wicked work of Bilderberger & ‘minister without portfolio’ in Cameron’s cabinet Kenneth Clarke MP; MMR vaccine – Measles outbreak shows why we must get our children vaccinated, but we hear from Dr Andrew Wakefield explaining he believes parents should be able to choose single vaccines and the problems with the original MMR vaccines, two of which were almost immediately withdrawn, Wakefield says import of single vaccines shoud not have been banned.
Second hour: What were private security firm ‘Craft’ doing at the scene of the Boston marathon bombings? Are the NATO zone Mafia dons, the Bilderberg Group, coming to Watford this June? Military Industrial Complex, bankers, NATO politicians, royalty, oil barons, media & IT barons and the BBC will be represented but may once again fail to report on the meeting. Head of the Italian Supreme court Ferdinando Imposimato [Italian original] publishes book with evidence the Bilderberg Group have been behind Italian terrorist campaigns. Terrorists who plotted to blow up army base with explosives on toy car jailed for 44 years, Four ‘toy car’ terrorists from Luton jailed at Woolwich Crown Court; 20th anniversary of the siege of the Branch Davidians’ community in Waco, Texas, with commentary and report by local comedian from Austin, Texas, Bill Hicks. Green councillor for Ashley Gus Hoyt discusses his role in mayor Ferguson’s cabinet, the role of KPMG adviser Matt Payne in the cabinet and local priorities for the Green Party. Conspiracy Scope YouTube channel upload retired US Army Colonel and author L. Fletcher Prouty talking in 1992 about the British East India Company and colonialism.