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: weekly news review with Labour Councillor for St George East Fabian Breckles. Stories covered: History of the Socialist Fabian Society founded by George Bernard Shaw, Theosophist Annie Besant and others which has drifted to the right over the years; Tory failures have been successes for the super-rich; Barclays Bank close Somalia money transfer accounts, waging economic warfare in line with NATO’s policy of destabilisation? Our new feudal overlord ‘King Carnage’, Mark Carneys’ plan as new head of the Bank of England to keep interest rates low but he’s doing nothing to solve the liquidity trap so the economy will continue to fail; Bristol City Council security staff may be given handcuffs to deal with surge of anger from poor people being treated unfairly, preparing for a growth in violence from poverty not crime; population growth in Britain largest in EU, migration and people living longer; another leap to 1 million in zero hours contracts as used by McDonalds, strikes at US fast food outlets; contaminated water at Fukishima may be frozen to prevent further leakage into the water table and the sea; Stephen Fry calls for next year’s Russian winter Olympics to be boycotted due to Putin’s stand on gay propaganda to children.
Banned – English Language Iranian Channel Press TV were spuriously banned by UK’s Ofcom in January 2012 now Google have blocked new uploads to Press TV’s YouTube channel effectively censoring the channel in the UK
Second hour: Round up of international stories with Martin Summers. Ergenekon Network court case in Turkey comes to an end, hundreds of journalists and army generals jailed for planning national chaos and a coup, planting bombs and other false flag events, links to NATO’s Operation Gladio; Closer look at the chaos surrounding privatisation of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Abbey Wood, MoD procurement offices in Filton. Revolving doors or straight out bribery? Prime Minister David Cameron’s closest defence advisor Richard Freer goes to work for US firm which is bidding to take over Abbey Wood and other parts of the MoD; Serious Fraud Office (SFO) lost 32,000 pages of documents investigating BAe Systems; clip of Andrew Feinstein discussing BAe and their central role in global bribery and corruption; Saudi prince visits Moscow and offers to buy Russian weapons if Putin stops supporting Assad, Putin says no thanks; supposed surveillance of Al Qaeda ‘conference call’ leads to attack warning closing embassies across the Middle East and 7 or so deadly drone strikes in Yemen but is it all a psyop? Actually being a series of deadly drone strikes by the US killing innocent people; President Assad personally targeted for the first time in Syria while heading for annual Eid Mubarak prayers; banned broadcasters – clip of Gordon Duff on Press TV talking about Stuxnet and Israel using software to spy on the US. Dispatch from Columbia’s Red Zone: Coffee and cocaine, Temas Teani reports from Columbia’s Mafia run police state against the backdrop of Santos/FARC ‘peace talks’ in Cuba.