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 LibDem councillor for Hengrove, Sylvia Doubell. Stories covered: how planning is dealt with in the council; Ed Milliband faces £1m hole as unions cut labour funds; Nick Gargan, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, says officers with criminal charges will be identified; Unions strike in defiance of the Lobbying Bill – favours those with money; Bristol’s ‘Working Party’ (an all party group set up by the mayor), says the councils bedroom tax policy not sustainable; will Labour repeal the bedroom tax?; national debt goes up 7.5% in a year – what are the cuts for?; real wages are going down; a former Desert Rat left lying on floor of flat for two days as daily checks on him cut; Universal Credit shambles.
Second hour: Interview with Kevin Hepworth, Remploy Lead Officer at UNITE the Union. Thousands of disabled workers sacked by ConDem Coalition Government across UK at Remploy – costing not saving taxpayers’ money. Heartbreaking interview about bullying of disabled people by ConDem Coalition government – again for twisted ideological reasons, not financial. Also crooked financial services firm KPMG crops up again having prepared the ‘business case’ to close Remploy. Discussion on Syria at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg in Russia with Martin Summers: will US attack Syria over alleged chemical weapons attack? Clips of John Kerry and Putin. Clip of Ken O’Keefe, former US marine, on political deception used for US and financial elites to gain totalitarian political control of vast areas of the planet. Clips from 2008 BBC Radio 4 ‘Document’ programme: Nazis in Argentina, produced/presented by Mike Thompson about Hitler’s secretary Martin Bormann creating a ‘Fourth Reich’ in South America. Escape routes given to Nazi war criminals, so-called Black Monks, by the founder of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Albert Plesman.