BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: News review: with Conservative deputy mayor of Bristol and councillor for Westbury-On-Trym Geoff Gollop. Mayoral system and democracy; housing strategy, affordable housing, empty offices; health of local media – Bristol 24/7, Bristol Post; scrutiny by councillors; Becky Watts murder; UK household incomes near pre-banking crisis levels, think tank claims – QE, social security benefits, still long way to go; Bristol deputy Mayor, Geoff Gollop, opposes library closures – borrowing money, Arena, 6% people use libraries; £600bn bailout of banks, derivatives market bigger than 2008, Enron, the Smartest Guy In The Room (2005), economics, Gordon Brown; PMQs Ed Miliband – reluctance of Cameron to do TV debates – Linton Crosby; PMQs Seema Malhotra MP – tuition fees at Universities – Labour; shock 20-year life expectancy gap between rich and poor people – QE protects assets of the rich without filtering down into the real economy, Von Mises Institute free market, affordable housing; Douglas McWilliams – George Osborne’s advisor quits after video showing him off his head smoking crack cocaine in drugs den; Government row over ban on extremist speakers on university campuses Tories and Lib Dems argue over proposed free speech guidelines at centres of learning in wake of claims about former Westminster University student Mohammed Emwazi – if you offend me you’re banned? Freedom of speech for what you profoundly disagree with?
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Interview with professor Stephen Dorril from Huddersfield university, author of MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operations, Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service. He discusses some of the ways MI6 work and mentions his forthcoming book on NATO ‘stay behind’ Gladio forces: clip of Mohammed Emwazi (Jihadi John) recorded in 2009 about MI5 coming to see him – explains how against 9/11 and 7/7 he was and annoyed MI5 were not very persuasive – more like bullying him – the police and secret services’ ‘prevent’ strategy totally failed – ex MI6 Director General Sir John Sawers gets 25 minute interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme last Saturday playing the role of the clergy or theologians in deciding whether Islam is compatible with 21st century capitalism – compared to cults changing peoples views, brainwashing; scrutiny of security services as Sir Malcolm Rifkind resigns the chair of Intelligence and Security Committee – secret service budget is going up; surveillance of people who go on to carry out terror attacks – Adebolajo, 7/7; IRA; clip from BBC Today Programme of Sir John Sawyers, former head of MI6; state terrorists – Gaddafi; SAS – Iraq killing on industrial scale from MI6, GCHQ information. Interview with Kevin Phillips, Chair of Avon and Somerset Police Federation: Prevent Strategy not working – preventing Muslim extremism; police discipline; PMQs Diana Johnson – 16,000 job cuts to police preventing proper policing; Chief Constable Nick Gargan suspended with full pay – court hearing in April; custody suites; Crown Prosecution Service. Assassination of Russian neoliberal politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia: with Ukrainian model girlfriend; was being followed the whole day; the assassin’s getaway car was from private security firm used by the Russian Finance ministry; happened just as world’s journalists were knocking off for the weekend and only skeleton staff left to analyse the killing while prepared campaign run in Western media pinning the blame on Putin? Putin actually has 85% popularity; was attack a NATO false flag; Ukraine coup snipers; Progress Party; evidence Yabloko Party took $2.5m from US Nemtsov progress party disagreed with Yabloko. Editor of Conspiracy Theory Research List (CTRL) and publisher at TrineDay Kris Milligan discusses Colonel Landsdale’s ‘lose scenario on Vietnam war which was all about drug-running. The history of Dutch, Scottish and US HSBC and opium smuggling in Vietnam war – also Afghanistan, CIA and drug smuggling.
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