BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
First hour: News review with Bristol’s first UKIP Councillor Michael Frost from Henbury ward. Ed Miliband and The Labour Party; MPs expenses and salaries; racism and UKIP; immigration; Despite austerity George Osborne’s deficit is RISING, public borrowing rises to £11.6bn – low income jobs; Bristol Arena – spending £83m on Arena but cutting £90m of Bristol budget; Bristol transport; Parliament recalled to vote on joining military strikes against ISIS – clip of Tory MP Sir Edward Leigh saying ‘Is this Iraq War 2?’ – democracy and the Middle East; Alice Gross missing: Latvian police can’t arrest suspect Arnis Zalkains – European Arrest Warrant.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Parliament recalled for today’s Middle East war vote. After Israelis shoot down a Syrian jet and the Pentagon sen US planes to bomb Syria is the ‘coalition of the killing’ already at war with Syria. ISIS: operating in Golan Heights; trained in Jordan; funded by Saudi Arabia; western intelligence services; Islamic Pipe Line – gas; UN and the Security Council; clip of Bashar Al Jaaferi, Syrian Ambassador to UN; ideology of ISIS; clip of Cameron at UNSC about defeating extreme Muslim ideology – mentions dangers of conspiracy theories; clip of Rita Katze about the uploading of terrorists videos on-line – S.I.T.E. on CNN. Regional Secretary Kevin Beazer joins us from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to discuss latest concerns that, after being looted by Business Secretary Vince Cable for the Tory party Royal Mail may not survive privatisation. One billion pounds of public money wasted while Goldman Sachs and other City of London friends of Bilderberg and the Tory party make millions at the public expense. Kevin Beezer from CWU discusses the problems facing Royal Mail since it’s privatisation – the profitable areas are being sold off to the likes of TNT Post destroying Royal Mail – Business Select Comittee. Louise Somerville-Williams from Frack Free Somerset discusses recent escalations in the fracking fiasco: licence blocks; tax breaks to fracking firms; the economics of fracking; QE in US funding fracking bubble; frackfreesomerset.org Louise Somerville-Williams from Frack Free Somerset introduces the 2014 ‘Autumn of Awareness’ in an attempt to burst the Fracking ‘Ponzi Scheme’ bubble. Local groups: Frack Free Somerset, Frack Free Chew Valley, GasfieldFreeMendip, Frack Free Bristol (Facebook page only)
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