Bristol mayor Marvin Rees merrily implements 1000 council job cuts – NATO (US and Turkey) illegally invade Syria – pervert German teacher active for a decade: where did Clifton College headmaster Mark Moore go?

Friday 26th August 2016

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling

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 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

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First hour: News review: with Green party leader and councillor for Southville, Charlie Bolton. Is Marvin Rees speaking out against 1000 council job losses or is he resigned to the cuts? Emergency protest planned against Bristol City Council’s 1,000 job cuts – Police detained 260 people under Mental Health Act but most should not have been there – Enter Mrs Marion Little, OBE awarded 24th February 2016, a 61-year-old mother-of-two from Ware, Herts, who’s been working on campaigns for the Tories for almost 20 years. It is a perhaps apocryphal story in Tory circles that her party credit card has a spending limit even higher than that of the chief moneyman, Lord Feldman. True or not, Mrs Little appears to have used it to book hundreds of election-time hotel rooms which subsequently went undeclaredThe “magic circle” of Westminster needs to be broken and the views of “ordinary people” heard, Jeremy Corbyn has said in the final leadership rally before the ballot papers are sent out – Paul Mason on the knives being sharpened for Owen Smith when Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership contest and the second stage of the Labour coup attempt begins: The sound of Blairite silence, Owen Smith has become the willing dupe of the Labour right – UK terror-law watchdog has given a green light to powers for spy agencies to collect bulk data, David Anderson QC’s report means Theresa May can move ahead with her controversial data legislation, but she faces potential opposition in the Lords – Plans to replace Human Rights Act with British Bill of Rights will go ahead, Justice Secretary confirms, The Conservative manifesto pledged to bring in a new ‘Bill of Rights’ – Private landlords double housing benefit haul to £9.3bn NHF chief executive David Orr said: “It is madness to spend £9bn of taxpayers’ money lining the pockets of private landlords rather than investing in affordable homes.” – Between December 2014 and December 2015, Avon and Somerset police detained 260 people in police cells under the Mental Health Act 1983, yet three quarters did not present an “unmanageable risk” in a health setting. The Government today announced it has awarded Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust £820,000 to help those in such situations. – Usual dismissive language: Will the travellers be gone from the Downs in time for the ‘much more important’ Massive Attack gig? – Severn Bridge 50th Anniversary coming soon: The Severn Bridge was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th 1966. The bridge took 3.5 years to complete and cost £8 million. The original toll for cars when the bridge first opened was 12.5p (2s 6d). The company operating the two crossings, Severn Bridge PLC, has seen pre-tax profits rise from £29.4 million in 2014 to £38.8 million in 2015. [that’s enough PROFIT to build FIVE Severn bridges every year in 1966 money] – Public may have to help fund Bristol’s hopeless and arguably useless Metrobus as talks to find an operator stall – A reminder for those in the bank holiday traffic jams on the M5 said to be the worst in the country this weekend. Clip of forthcoming interview with former British Rail fireman and driver Aubrey Punter at Midsomer Norton Heritage railway. He was fireman on the last holiday train on the Somerset and Dorset line (The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust) before it was closed under the Beeching axe in September 1966.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: former teacher and children’s rights campaigner Christine Townsend looks at two recent Bristol school pervert scandals: 1. Clifton College – German teacher Jonathan Thompson-Glover (under headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore) and 2. Ashley Yates, headmaster of The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill. Tim Ross current Merchant Venturers Master off to Colston School. Clip of Jenny Grace, author of ‘Nowhere To Belong’ (2009) describing her incarceration in the mental health system when she tried to report to other adults that she was being sexually abused where she was given Electro Convulsive Therapy at St John’s hospital, Stone, Buckinghamshire when she was only 12 years old, presumably in an attempt to erase her memory of the perpetrators of the child sexual abuse crimes. Unlawful admissions policies of privatised Bristol secondary schools: Redland Hill and St Mary Redcliff schools come in for particular criticism. – UN admits it caused Haiti cholera outbreak that killed 11,000 after untreated sewage flowed into river from peacekeepers’ base –  US threat to shoot down Syrian jets is a tacit declaration of war by US on SyriaUS-Turkey “Operation Euphrates Shield” (see image below): Illegal Invasion of Syria – US Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business – UK approved £3.3bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in first year of Yemen war – Exports of smart bombs, combat aircraft parts were approved in face of civilian deaths, international condemnation – Britain’s biggest arms dealer tells peace activists selling weapons ‘encourages peace’ – Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust Sir Roger Carr says his belief that providing a ‘big stick’ helps countries bring about peace ‘allows us to do this work in a proud and positive way, rather than with a sense of shame’ – Jailed Millionaire Fraudster In Hitler Movie Scam
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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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8 comments on “Bristol mayor Marvin Rees merrily implements 1000 council job cuts – NATO (US and Turkey) illegally invade Syria – pervert German teacher active for a decade: where did Clifton College headmaster Mark Moore go?
  1. John Hurst says:

    Tony, may I draw your attention to the fact that UK Councils have large reserves of money which is not being utilised as it should. Here are links to three articles on this subject:

    • tonygosling says:

      You may John, and just did. Thanks 🙂

      • John Hurst. says:

        Tony, according to their March 2016 accounts, Bristol shows “Unusable Reserves” of £659 million at page 96.

        They include “Available for Sale Financial Instruments” of £16 million. I am not a highly qualified accountant or honest Councillor, but it seems to me that that sum would make a dent in the cuts.

        I understand that the new Mayor has only recently found out about the shortfall. That is just outside the time frame for public inspection of the accounts:

        A coincidence? Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2004 springs to mind:

        “1)A person is in breach of this section if he—
        (a)occupies a position in which he is expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of another person,
        (b)dishonestly abuses that position, and
        (c)intends, by means of the abuse of that position—
        (i)to make a gain for himself or another, or
        (ii)to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss.
        (2)A person may be regarded as having abused his position even though his conduct consisted of an omission rather than an act…”.

        If only the police would investigate this sort of thing, they might find that the cuts which have been applied to them are not justified either.
        Regards, John Hurst.

  2. John Hurst says:

    Tony, it seems that Bristol has £659 million in “Unusable Reserves” at page 31 of their accounts:
    This include

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  4. John Hurst says:

    Tony, Message recieved. I will call you in the morning, otherwise I can be contacted via the UK Column :

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