BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Eastville, Mhairi Threlfall, Prostitution in Bristol and cuts to support services such as One25. Google criticised as totalitarian by German media baron Axel Springer. Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg actually told him “Those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear” which reminded Springer of the Stasi and the Nazis. Another massive increase in food banks as PM David Cameron ‘does God’. Quantitative Easing (QE) and Printing Money. Problems at local firm Hargreaves Lansdown who, if the banks had not been bailed out in 2008 might now be on the dole. Why investors should leave Hargreaves Lansdown. Hargreaves Lansdown backs down over controversial new charge. Banks top complaints league table but Hargreaves Lansdown sees six-fold surge! Osborne best man’s hedge fund made £36m profit on Royal Mail. ‘Toyotal Recall’ more Toyota’s are recalled and we explore the dangers of computers coming between the driver and the controls. East Coast main line turns country’s most efficient profit for the taxpayer, not for shareholders.
Second hour: Occupations of police and government buildings in Eastern Ukraine, talks between Russia, EU, US and Ukraine in Geneva agree protesters will disarm but Ukrainian occupiers say they will ignore the decision. Leaked phone call from Estonian foreign minister Umas Paets to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton. Similar situations in Venezuela (2002) and Syria (2011). According to Dispatches documentary ‘Murder in St James’, PC Yvonne Fletcher was not killed from the Libyan embassy in (1984). Was she killed by the security services: CIA, Mossad or MI5. Executive Director of the Open Rights Group Jim Killock talks about next week’s surveillance legal action talk at St Werburgh’s Community Centre. Privacy not Prism – Challenging GCHQ in the European courts. Follow ORG Bristol on Twitter @ORGBristol. Who owns the media in Britain? Granville Williams from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF) is preparing a new book on who owns the British media in the internet age.