Palace call Rupert Murdoch, Queen slides 228 down Sunday Times Rich List – JFK author Mark Lane passes away – 100 years of Sykes-Picot

Friday 20th May 2016

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

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First hour: News review: this week’s Queen’s Speech and state opening of parliament. Kevin Cahill, author and journalist, joins Tony and Martin for news review. Interview with Rick Carey who has been occupying an Avonmouth council house that has been ‘sold off’ at auction by the City Council: Connolly & Callaghan owned hostels for the homeless and problems with them, they also own Hamilton House where the famous Stokes Croft Canteen is based and many other small businesses; will Bristol’s new Labour mayor Marvin Rees help withdraw the sale? Homelessness; housing bubble. Housing everyone in Britain would cost £44m, not £400m! The Queens Speech: Dennis Skinner; “Hands off the BBC!” economy on the mend? Really? Bristol house prices up 25% in a year, no high-tech manufacturing;  tax evasion – anti corruption conference, pro-Nazi abdicated British King Edward VIII was a tax evasion pioneer when he was exiled as governor of the Bahamas, US stopped Gordon Brown clamping down on tax havens, Al Qaeda, internal tax havens; £2.45bn NHS debt – PFIs, austerity obsession; Tory prison ‘reform’ – no investment, a mess;  Bill of Rights – no right to privacy, Syria and Roland Dumas.  Tory election fraud – 11 police forces investigating.  Queen 229 on rich list? Palace call Rupert Murdoch and the Queen slides down from 1 to 229 on the Sunday Times Rich List hiding her Crown Estate wealth – private and ‘public’ assets; Queen owns dolphins and is immune to prosecution – the powers you didn’t know the monarchy had;  prison officers taken hostage in Suffolk – leaked report – criminal justice system in crisis due to cuts.
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Second hour: investigative reports: with Vince Howard from Avon & Somerset Police Federation: Interview with Vince Howard, new Chairman of Avon and Somerset Police Federation: cuts to police officers – 700 gone – 20% – officer burnout, picking up work from other cuts e.g. mental health; is anyone too big to jail? Crown Prosecution Service – reasonable chance of conviction; Theresa May, Home Secretary, and the Police Federation conference this week in Birmingham – member subscription, insurance and services, property portfolio; Hillsborough cover-up – police used power for a cover up, Police complaints at the IPCC and accountability, blame culture;  a shortage of firearm officers? – policing by consent, tasers, terrorism, losing neighbourhood cops, ‘Shoot Through’ policy;  guns and drugs available in prisons;  police independent from intelligence agencies;  decriminalising of drugs;  should we pay more for police or should they do less?  100 year anniversary of 1916 Sykes-Pico Agreement: end of the Ottoman Empire; Balfour declaration; significance of oil. Mark Lane, US lawyer and author, died at 89 this week – he was famous for being the first person to question the official story of the killing of JFK: CIA didn’t like the ‘assassination theories’ he and others had been coming up with so deliberately popularised the term ‘conspiracy theory’ to belittle those questioning the official account. Clip of James Files recorded in prison explaining how he shot JFK along with others as part of a Chicago Mafia hit team which included Charles Nicoletti, Johnny Roselli; interview with Mark Lane, author of ‘Last Word, My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK’ (2011) discussing the secret group within the CIA, the IA, responsible for planned assassinations of heads of states and also details of killing of JFK and why he was killed. JFK assassination investigator Mark Lane died this week.
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Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm here

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