BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six – straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers
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First hour: news review with leader of Bristol City Council’s LibDem group and councillor for Knowle Gary Hopkins. Bristol’s elected Mayor leaves city with democratic deficit. Nick Clegg and the leadership of the Lib Dems; Gus Hoyt, Swedish waste firm Boomeco, what was behind the Avonmouth flies, and waste sent abroad; flog off Bristol land to the Bristol Port Company in Avonmouth; Bristol Council committees, scrutiny, and the Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson who often does not appear to answer questions; volunteers asked to cut grass in Bristol – Bristol funding streams, council tax; Bush Residential Unit, Hengrove, for disabled children, is cut; residents parking; PMQs Charlotte Leslie – Bristol Rovers and the Sainsbury’s deal – WW1 Memorial Ground, planning gain; PMQs NHS waiting lists going up; PMQs Dennis Skinner – NHS nurses pay down, A&E problem, hospitals in financial difficulty – Bullingdon Club, Care UK; PMQs people in work haven’t got enough money to live off – Quantitative Easing (QE); cost of basic needs up 28% since 2008, earnings up 9% – couple and 2 children need £40,600 to stay above poverty line – minimum wage, crash, housing bubble; Tory billionaires summer party – Bahrain, policy and funding, Unions funding Labour; phone hacking – media coverage ignores victims, Andy Coulson jailed, Mafia.
Second hour: Investigative reports: Interview with Imogen Robins and Louis Herbert from Acorn Bristol who want better conditions in the rented sector in Easton particularly but all over Bristol – letting agents tenancy fees, PMQs: Diane Abbott MP talks about the housing crisis in – New Era Hackney which has been bought for £110m. High rent, housing benefit cuts, not enough social housing, PMQs Jeremy Corbyn MP– private rented sector in London and social cleansing, rent controls, housing supply and demand, immigration, rent seeking www.acornbristol.org.uk Lead singer of The Doors Jim Morrison’s death in Paris in 1971 and his Admiral father being a US Navy commander in Israel’s 1967 false flag attack on the USS Liberty. Admiral Morrison called for economic and military action against Israel as a response to the Liberty attack during the 1967 Arab Israeli ‘Six Day War‘ – False flags, COINTELPRO. Jimmy Hendrix and American Independence Day 4th July today, 4th July 2014. NATO and Operation Gladio – clip from 1992 BBC Timewatch programme ‘Operation Gladio’ by Allan Francovich – CIA protecting Nazis: the Butcher of Lyon in France helped to escape justice by the CIA and then he helped abduct Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara working for the Bolivian secret police. Interview with Adam Johannes, from Cardiff ‘Stop the War’ and ‘No NATO in Newport‘, discussing the NATO meeting coming to Newport in September. NATO international terrorists come to Newport. NATO terrorists coming to Newport, Gwent in September.