BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: As a newly elected councillor, Martin Fodor explains his history – recycling, social enterprise contracts; Bristol Memorial Ground sell off to Sainsbury’s – memorial of WWI; new proposed European President, Juncke, is from Luxembourg, a tax haven – is EU democratic? European Central Bank (ECB) may start quantitative easing – is Europe really recovering?; The Queen’s Speech – Iran, cutting taxes, fracking subsidised; Botnet Gameover Zeus – is it really a Russian or is this a ruse? former Weston Super-Mare former Conservative Mayor Philip Judd pleads guilty to twelve child pornography charges; Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station – fund used as a ‘social bribe’ – West Somerset Council went bankrupt in 2012 so was all this just art of strong-arming the local authority into accepting this new build nuclear station which is guaranteeing massive profits for France in China; Three months prison or fines for taking holidays within school term time – parents say this is ‘breaching family life’ – ‘Parents Want A Say’ group.
Second hour: Investigative reports: Interview with Jay Blackwood about Ukraine, which has a history of conflict: new Bristol Ukraine anti-fascist solidarity campaign. The Maidan ‘revolution’ or ‘coup’ of Saturday February 22nd 2014 and para-militaries seizing power; fascist parties Pravy Sektor and Svoboda; now National Security Chief Andriy Parubiy key figure behind Maidan protest security team then Kiev and Odessa attacks; Odessa massacre of Friday 2nd May 2014; media coverage; US interests; NATO exercises. D-Day is being commemorated today. The Dieppe ‘mini D Day’ in 1942 which was a disaster for the Canadians, we look at the post D Day deals done with the Nazis before the end of the war for material such as Uranium 235 and Plutonium. The Red House Meeting of Thursday August 10th 1944 where Nazi industrialists prepared for after the war; Interview with Tim Saunders, former Army Officer, military historian, and author of ‘Nijmegen’ – he discusses the battle at Nijmegen in WW2, part of the failed Market Garden operation in September 1944 where Holland was being liberated from Nazi rule.