BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: news review with Bristol’s Labour group leader Helen Holland. Moaning on about ‘control freak’ Mayor Ferguson, again! Resident’s parking and how Labour offered every RPZ area a referendum; Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, should local authorities take any role in running schools; Barbara Janke elevated to the House of Lords and becomes Baroness Janke, Bristol’s former Lib Dem leader made a baroness; the ‘Better Together’ Darling vs. ‘Yes Scotland’ Alex Salmond Scottish TV debate, Scottish currency – could Scotland link up with Norway? Gaza – Ed Miliband’s comment, resignation of Baroness Warsi; Boris Johnson becoming an MP; fines up 70% for parents taking kids on term time holidays; ECB to do QE as further worry about financial recovery – recovery talked up for political reasons, food banks; housing benefit doubles in 3 years for those in work – living wage, council houses, high rents, bedroom tax; former DWP staff go ‘rogue’ to help claimants who have had wrongly docked benefits – www.jobseekersanctionadvice.com; Universal Job Match has fraudsters advertising jobs; Why the sentencing delay for former Weston-Super-Mare Mayor, Philip Judd, a Tory mayor, a prolific child pornographer and a Freemason ( Master Mason, St. Kew Lodge, lodge no. 1222) and a Tory- sentencing delayed for paedophile charges; new Southmead Hospital -PFI deal – has unacceptable waiting times in emergency department.
Second hour: Investigative reports: Were gay footballer Justin Fashnu & Stephen Milligan MP murdered by MI5 in Michael Portillo, Peter Lillie sex ring cover up? Where did the freelance journalist investigating it disappear to? Russia introducing retaliatory sanctions. An update on theories about downed MH17 flight in Ukraine – was it a false flag operation by the Kiev government and Nato? Why two downed Malaysian Airways? Theories about this. Private security vector for false flag terrorism. Paedophile Inquiry: Peter Wanless is brought in to head inquiry – head of NSPCC, and former Parliamentary Secretary to Michael Portillo in the 1980s. Interview with Pete about ‘bar talk’ scandal of alleged gay sex trio in 1980s involving Tory cabinet ministers Peter Lilley, Michael Portillo, and footballer Justin Fashanu (1998) – who, like Stephen Milligan MP, died (1994) in mysterious circumstances. Homeless man from Swindon, Matthew Symonds, found dead in recycling plant – interview with Paul Hazelden, from Crisis Centre Ministries and Alan Goddard from ‘Changing Lives’ about homelessness. Homelessness and poverty is getting far worse since financial crisis and with Tory government policy – people can’t afford food, addiction, bedroom tax, structural unemployment. Gaza – clip from Dispatches about the pro Israeli lobby. Clip from BBC5 Live of Richard Bacon at the Imperial War Museum talking to Nicholas Pellet & Roger Mann about WWI on the centenary of Britain’s entry into world war one: prominent politicians’ sons being killed in the war as well as censorship of George Bernard Shaw at The Times because they didn’t believe the Germans would possibly kill civilians. Clip of Arizona talk show host & former US Naval Intelligence Veteran William Cooper discussing mankind’s development, technology and the meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001, A Space Odyssey.