BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review including Residents’ Parking update with Ashley’s new Green Councillor Rob Telford. Public transport dilemmas, can local councillors really change things? Green Party vision for Bristol. PMQs David Cameron and Ed Miliband on the latest employment figures which are up but we are sceptical about that in the studio – how exactly are today’s employment figures massaged? Unemployed put on to ‘Working Tax Credits’ even though they are not properly self-employed, Work Programme providers getting £15,ooo for every long term unemployed person removed from the figures in this way. Marina Morris: brighter pupils are being let down by our school system. Whistleblower leaks massive illegal NSA PRISM surveillance system – not much reassurance when Foreign Secretary William Hague assures us it’s all legal – intelligence sharing agreements such as UK/USA – Italian Supreme Court judge Ferdinando Imposimato’s evidence Bilderberg of conducting terrorist attacks in Italy. Conservative MP Liam Fox’s defamation case concerning the Werritty affair which lost him his job as Defence Secretary. Fox is accused of trying to manufacture a case to attack Iran with Adam Werritty who, it has been suggested by former Uzbekistan Ambassador & blogger Craig Murray, was an Israeli Mossad agent pretending to be a UK government official with assistance from North Somerset MP Liam Fox. Privatising defence procurement – doesn’t work. The carriage works on Stokes Croft, Bristol, through compulsory purchase, is becoming flats in 2015.
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Second hour: Round up of international stories: Turkeys’ protests in Istanbul’s Taksim square, Prime Minister Erdogan asks courts to decide over proposed shopping centre, Iranian presidential elections today, US announces it will arm the Syrian Al Qaeda terrorist rebels, Greek national broadcaster ERT shut down but it turns out they have paid for satellite uplinks so journalists resume broadcasts from their own studios. Bee collapse syndrome – one third reduction in UK bee population announced – Mike Birkin from South West Friends of the Earth gives us the latest on what’s killing bees and mentions a conference exploring how to stop population collapse. Dangers of GM foods as a study discovers one third of pigs with deformed uterus and stomachs after eating GM animal feed. This week’s first ever Commons debate about the annual Bilderberg Conference, speeches by Labour MP Dennis Skinner, Conservative MP John Redwood and Labour MP Tom Watson points out that Bilderberg Steering Committee member and Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio Ken Clarke has failed to declare his interests in the Parliamentary Register, he says he ‘forgot’. Discussion of UK government announcements this week which directly affect the profits of companies represented in this secret Bilderberg meeting. MoD Procurement privatisation directly benefits Tomas Enders of EADS and Sherard Cowper-Coles of BAe Systems. GM Foods to be approved for human consumption which benefits Syngenta, secretly meeting with Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and the rest. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling plus former Justice Secretary & Bilderberg Steering Committee member Ken Clarke’s proposed changes to Britain’s Legal Aid programme, it includes defendants not being able to choose a lawyer, instead being allocated a G4S or Eddie Stobart solicitor. Bristol Barrister Michael Fitton opposes proposed changes and has been at the Justice Select Committee this week and reports back. Marina Morris asks you which you’d choose in her voxpop.
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