Bristol’s elite Merchant Venturers, first the slave trade now schools and hospitals

Friday 30th January 2015

BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
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Apologies – second hour this week has not appeared on BCfm ‘Listen Again’ for some reason. Hack? I’m not really sure. So you can download it from the alternative link…

First hour: News review: with Henbury Councillor & Tory leader Mark Weston: The Middle Class are being liquidated step by step. Tory policy and looking after the vulnerable; who to tax; Bristol Arena; Bristol Council Matters; Metrobus – Bristol transport;  50 year memorial of Churchill’s funeral – Desmond Morton was a very close aid, Winston Churchill was a Freemason; clip of Claire Fowl and James Stevens from ‘Say No to McDonald’s on Fishponds Rd’ – 24 hr, near school; PMQs Miliband and Cameron have a ding-dong about the NHS – Tory promises broken on NHS;  Bilderberg Group and privatising healthcare;  1 trillion Euro QE to banks by ECB – counterfeiting, economy, bubble and crash;  PMQs Jeremy Corbyn MP about new Syriza Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras – no to austerity, will Greece leave Eurozone, policies of Syriza;  cancer-stricken dad saved from bailiffs’ eviction when crowd of 500 strangers surround his house; clip from ‘Low Pay Britain’ C4 Dispatches – recruitment agency finds eastern Europeans and ASOS only pay them £4 an hour; UKIP General Secretary Matthew Richardson says NHS is like Nazi Germany
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Adam Curtis BBC iPlayer documentary Bitter Lake (Jan2015)


Second hour: Investigative reports: Adam Curtis’ new BBC documentary Bitter Lake about the US and the Saudis. Daphne Havercroft and Christine Townsend tell us who the Merchant Venturers are in Health, Education and elsewhere. South London vicar The Reverend Stephen Sizer, vicar of Christ Church, in Virginia Water, Surrey, links to article ‘Israel Did 9/11, All The Proof In The World’ with evidence suggesting 9/11 was carried out by the Israelis, so the Anglican church say they’ll investigate, Church say unacceptable – Martin says there should be a debate, NATO’s Gladio network, false flag terrorism. Bilderberg Group creating a consensus on privatising healthcare? 1967 military coup in Greece supported by NATO. Clip from new documentary by Adam Curtis, ‘Bitter Lake’, about Afghanistan – the relationship between United States and Saudi Arabia concerning oil, but Saudi Arabia wanted to keep extremist Wahabi religion, which led to extremist Jihadism: Israel assassinate an Iranian General: Lebanon and Israel gradually escalating Middle East war; ISIS supported by West, Yinon Plan in 1980s – causing strife and civil wars in middle east to save Israel. Bristol’s Merchant Venturers Bristol’s elite Merchant Venturers, first the slave trade now schools and hospitals: Interview with Daphne Havercroft, from SWWHAG and Education worker Christine Townsend: Daphne discusses the NHS and the ‘by invitation’ Merchant Venturers commonly being on NHS boards e.g. Alfred Morris, Peter Rilet, John Savage and Dr Jacqueline Cornish (NHS England) and how public scrutiny is not welcomed by these secretive boards; Academic Health Partnership; Health Science Network: Bristol Health Partnership: Steve West. Academy head Sir Greg Martin on £230,000 salary giving himself 53% pay rise Christine discusses Merchant Venturers on boards of mostly private schools and some Academies – nine  schools Dolphin Primary Colston Girls Trust: Trevor Smallwood; Jacqui Cornish; Andrew Yates, Chris Patterson; Andrew Yates, Cathedral Primary and Secondary school: Stephen Parsons; Cathedral School, Bristol Cathedral Canon Treasurer Right Rev. David Hoyle, Cathedral School are attempting to take over parts of Bristol Central Library. Merchants Academy in Withywood: Ross Ansell; Dennis Wise, Patrick Despard; Nick Hood; Laura Marshall; Peter McCarthy; Tony Kenny; Chris Curling. One World Trust academy: John Laycock; Development & Training. Hospitals: Bob McKinley; Louis Sherwood. How are Academies run? Hugh Monroe, same people running school as running sponsoring, Academies stockpiling funds, National Audit Office – accuracy of accounting. James Durie of Business West. Merchant Venturer Colin Skellett is chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Also including clips from documentary ‘Merchant Venturers’ by James Garrett for HTV West Eye View: one Merchant Venturer on board of 12 charities and 40 trusts, Merchant Venturers and partnerships.
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One comment on “Bristol’s elite Merchant Venturers, first the slave trade now schools and hospitals
  1. dahszil dahszil says:

    Mark Weston is correct money does not grow on trees. It grows from money printing machines which have direct pipelines to the banksters and the wealthy. Since there is no pipeline to the workers, disabled and poor, then the only solution is to tax much higher the banksters and wealthy. Here in the US FDR and company taxed the “1%” 90+% but they were not taxed on their first 50k usd. Today that would be 350k usd. If they are not satisfied with that healthy yearly salary let them leave but there money stays in UK or USA. And there is an third to having shareholders. It called is worker directed enterprises. I don’t know about the UK but they are really on the rise here in the USA. When Argentina went through a period of a 6 months or so 2002 in default, many employees were going back to the factories and businesses that were left idle and making goods and providing services and making some money.

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