BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: News review with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for Somerset North East. Property rights to be removed to allow Fracking below peoples’ homes – fracking generally, water contamination, earthquakes, the economics of fracking, fracking bubble; housing bubble – London properties up by £10,000 in a month, half a million could face eviction, council housing, functional planning system, UKIP, immigration and housing; local elections – UKIP gain 140 seats, Labour gains seats but could have done better; economics – £100bn of QE, the pros and cons of QE, banking fraud, 1930s gold standard; young man kills himself because didn’t want to go on benefits after failing to get job – benefit sanctions, insecure part time work; Theresa May says public funding will be cut from Police Federation – crime falling? Prince Charles’s comment about Russian President Vladimir Putin behaving like Adolf Hitler. Jacob says “You’ve got to be very careful what you say about potential allies”.
Second hour: Investigative reports about next week’s 2014 Bilderberg meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prince Charles’s comment about Putin being like Hitler – referendum in Crimea, armed forces swear allegiance to monarchy; Ukraine and the far right Pravi Sektor, history of Ukraine, Stephen Bandera, intelligence operations and far right psychological warfare and Odessa, NATO and false flag terrorism, the upcoming Ukraine elections; Davos – Russia and China and oil. Interview with Will Stone, from the Avon and Bristol Law Centre. He discusses employment tribunals and work discrimination cases – zero hour contracts, legal aid cuts www.ablc.org.uk. The Bilderberg Group meeting is coming up next weekend and this is discussed: the control of energy and the petrodollar system; lobbying opportunities for multinationals, cartels, TTIP (Transantlantic Trade and Investment Partnership); Leap 20/20; Ukraine; democracy and Bilderberg. Final part of Paul Mason’s The People’s First World War – The Aftermath: Hungary and Bavaria – Rosa Luxemburg, Germany and the SPD, revolution; Treaty of Versailles; birth of Turkey; 1919 -1920 economic crash and Russian civil war; long term social impact; the human cost; seeds of WW2; lessons for today.