Labour party conference 2015 – nuclear power safety and missing nuclear weapons

Friday 2nd October 2015

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

Listen live http://www.bcfmradio.com/player

Apologies – sporadic problems with the BCfm website ‘listen again’ facility since before Christmas 2014. BCfm audio files usually available 12 hours after TX. Any probs mp3s should be on alternative links below by about 9 pm on tx date.

First hour: News review: with Green Councillor for Clifton Jerome Thomas. Transport – Metrobus; Mayor Ferguson; secrecy and openness at Mayor Ferguson’s Bristol City Council; independence from influence for those in charge – business influencing government, Merchant Venturers; clip from conference speech by John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor – team of economists to review Treasury policy, there’s no such thing as an independent Bank of England, terms of reference to include employment, wages, not just interest rates. tax evasion, growth in the economy, green economy, circular managed economy, EU and fishing; clip from Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech – Tory gerrymandering – Electoral Commission; SSI steel manufacturers closure in Teeside – de-industrialisation of North, economic crisis; clip from Corbyn speech – closure of Thai owned SSI steelworks in Middlesbrough Britain has an investment crisis – economic problems, ant-austerity, housing crisis; Corbyn speech – trident – UN Security Council, how Corbyn getting on so far; Kerry McCarthy being a vegan – animal welfare, Common Agricultural Policy; Bristol Post favouring Mayor George Ferguson – incorrect reporting; Lib Dems want a new referendum to decide whether we want a Mayor or not; VIP paedophile ring – BBC Panorama programme next Tuesday – The VIP Paedophile Ring: What’s the Truth? – Clip of John Mann MP saying the VIPaedophile scandal is going to be huge. VIP’s Jimmy Savile, Peter Jaconelli, Peter Hayman, among those MP’s accused are Rhodes Boyson who was a gay sadomasochist, Harvey Proctor, Sir Keith Joseph, Cyril Smith, Leon Brittan, Michael Portillo and Peter Lilley.
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Second hour: investigative reports: nuclear engineer John Large on Hinkley, Fukushima and missing nuclear weapons. Russian strikes against ISIS in Syria Wall Street Journal said Russians bomb ‘moderate’ Al Qaeda. Among seven areas that Syrian state media listed as targets of Russian strikes, only one—an area east of the town of Salamiyah in Hama province—has a known presence of Islamic State fighters. The other areas listed are largely dominated by moderate rebel factions or Islamist groups, such as Ahrar al-Sham and the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. Interview with John Large, former Nuclear Engineer – he discusses the Hinkley Power Stations, Hinkley C has run into serious problems since the pressure vessel Fukushima and missing nuclear weapons, some of which have fallen in the sea: safety issues of power stations; nuclear bombs made from plutonium from power stations; Japan’s Fukushima tsunami disaster of March 2011 four-and-a-half years ago – radiation in sea, honesty of Japanese government, no planning for ‘remote’ events; black market for nuclear weapons; nuclear plants targets for terrorist groups; risky advanced technologies – who decides whether risk is acceptable? Interview with Marion Shoard, author of ‘This Land is Our Land‘, she discusses the history of British land ownership, present rights of access to land, and the housing crisis: the Normans, Domesday book and feudalism; making money out of land – capitalism; Scotland – brutality of highland clearances; Ireland, the famines and the Irish Land League; common land, cows on Minchinhampton Common in Gloucestershire; housing – the economics of keeping house prices high; solutions possibly through Land Value Tax. www.marionshoard.co.uk
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