BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: News review with UKIP councillor for Bradley Stoke Ben Walker and ‘Independents For Bristol’ councillor for Laurence Weston Jason Budd. Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plan to sell people’s tax data to private firms; UKIP’s controversial election poster campaign; Charlotte Leslie takes £17,000 donation from Bristol Port Company and campaigns against the proposed Bristol barrage; council tenant from Knowle West found living in squalor with school-age children; 120,000 people taken off social housing register because ‘they don’t qualify’ any more to be on waiting lists, a convenient way to massage the homeless figures? Homelessness up; new houses at Filton – not enough infrastructure for them there, no pavements etc. War criminal & former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Bloomberg speech this week about extremist Muslims – Cassette Boy’s ‘Mash Up’ of this; Church leaders including the bishop of Oxford try to present Cameron with a letter about dealing with poverty in Britain – but Conservative party office in Witney call the police and doors are locked on the clergymen who have come straight from a Sunday service; James Patrick, courageous whistleblower about police crime figures being massaged, public and politicians being lied to, faces dismissal for ‘gross misconduct’ as he did not get permission to speak to press.
Second hour: Investigative reports: Phil Pope, one of the organisers of tomorrow’s Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, discusses anarchism and how he thinks society could improve as well as anarchist ideas about the state, government, community and policing. Also the cuts, police, immigration, capitalism and socialism discussed. Were recent attacks around Bristol really the ‘Informal Anarchist Group’, or a false flag to use as an excuse to infiltrate the anarchists? NATO’s Operation Gladio and other false flags used to fit up anarchists in the past. Clip of former top CIA officer John Stockwell, discussing CIA’s Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan in the 1980’s. Original NATO’s links to the SS and former SS officers according to former SS Panzer Corps commander and head of 1950s & 1960s SS veterans’ association (HIAG) Paul Hausser. The troubles in Ukraine and the far right. Interview with Granville Williams, from Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF), whose book ‘Big Media’ is out soon. He discusses media conglomerates, such as Murdoch and Time Warner, and also internet Titans such as Google and Amazon, Twitter and social media, the gagging bill, trade unions and Labour’s plan to limit media ownership. Do the owners and controllers of the media really call the political shots?