Unelected West of England Partnership spending £100 millions taxpayers money – Authoritarian Britain: Briefing 1: Surveillance and the Snoopers’ Charter

Friday 18th November 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

Listen live http://www.bcfmradio.com/player or http://stream.bcfmradio.com:7017/live.mp3

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First hour: News review: with Labour councillor for St George Central Steve Pearce – Trade Unions – history and why be part of one;  Brexit – Trump win – general move towards anti-establishment choices – breakaway movements;  Trump’s new team – Michael Flynn now National Security Advisor after James Clapper resignation – views about Putin and Russia;  Russian economics minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, arrested, under house arrest, for taking $2m dollar bribe; website for Steve’s West of England Joint Scrutiny Committee, West of England Partnership – which spends hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on transport, housing and strategic planning. Discussing impacts locally of Hinkley Point C; MetroWest, Metrobus; pensions and 0% interest rates – people investing in property instead, Bristol housing plan;  PMQs Corbyn – Labour leader’s team not up to the job at Prime Ministers’ Questions, Jeremy Corbyn asking the same question six times – forgetting to include questions from members of the public and ‘Remoaning’ against Brexit, which most of his voters support 🙂 NHS plans to close hospitals and A&Es kept secret from the public, investigation finds;  GP closures could leave 5 million people without access to local practice; UK Armed Forces lose string of historic bases as MoD sells off another 56 sites; PMQs Lisa Nandy – Child Abuse Inquiry fiasco – Shirley Oaks Survivors Group decide to leave the Historic Abuse Enquiry led by Alexis Jay whose Rotherham enquiry led to no punishment, suspensions or prosecutions of police and social workers who let Rotherham abuse continue for years – NSPCC ‘coverer up in chief’ Peter Wanless and files on children’s homes he said didn’t exist kept secret for 100 yearsBristol Rich List – Kevin Cahill, former compiler of Times Rich List, analyses it – total approx. wealth of top 50 is £31.25bn – The Royal Family assets and wealth grossly underestimated by a factor of at least ten, tax evasion. Refurbishment of Buckingham Palace announced, to cost taxpayers £370m.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Kevin Cahill, author and journalist, joins Tony and Martin to review news.  History of Michael Flynn, new National Security Adviser, and James Clapper, who has just resigned as US Director of National Intelligence. Trump backs moving capital of Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem – Sheldon Adelson, Casino Magnate, biggest funder of US politics and massive Trump donor. Trump talking about pulling out of NATO unless others pay up – but US makes money from arms deals with NATO countries. Israelis ‘Mezzuin Bill’ to ban Muslim call to prayer, so Jerusalemites recite call to prayer from their rooftops. Russia pulls out of Hague International Criminal Court (ICC) because they have rejected verdict of pro-Russian referendum in Crimea. Trump donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation – Trump family and Clinton family are friends.  Surveillance – Snooper’s Charter, which makes GCHQ’s multiple present illegal activities legal, has been passed into law: bill is 283 pages long;  surveillance by tech companies, telecommunications firms and intelligence – not by Police; Andrew ‘Nosey’ Parker, MI5 Director General and stories in media; PRISM; GHOSTHUNTER; GHOSTWOLF; MOONPENNY; Snowden revelations – RAF Molesworth and war crimes, illegal drone targeting.  Global Peace Award goes to murdered MP Jo Cox and White Helmet but would Jo Cox endorse White Helmets’ terrorism support role? Geopolitics story copied up and written by Lucy Pasha Robinson … who is a food writer. Bilderberg firms, Google Deep Mind and Palantir’s ‘Gotham’, will help you with your databasesEdwin Black, author of ‘IBM and the Holocaust’, discusses the huge database of Jewish people IBM developed for the Nazis in WWII.  Threat of cyber attacks. Massive BBC World Service propaganda expansion, greatest since WWII, but funding is being ended for BBC Monitoring. British government wants to tell everyone its version of events, but isn’t interested in learning from others, exhibiting a psychopath mentality.
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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 http://www.thisweek.org.uk

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8 comments on “Unelected West of England Partnership spending £100 millions taxpayers money – Authoritarian Britain: Briefing 1: Surveillance and the Snoopers’ Charter
  1. dahszil dahszil says:

  2. dahszil dahszil says:
  3. dahszil dahszil says:

    The previous youtube video posted : the talk was given circa late 2002, in British Columbia ?, Canada. the video is not of fine quality but it is listenable

  4. dahszil dahszil says:



    Michael Parenti – Globalization, the New Imperialism. talk audio recorded 1999

  5. dahszil dahszil says:

    Please delete the picture on the top. The CN watermark might mean conde nast publishers.

    Here is the same cartoon without any credits from an opinion article.


  6. dahszil dahszil says:

    I love your first hour guest, down to earth but also intelligent . Yet he is wrong about Russia needing an enemy. It is empires who are also creating enemies. It’s the US today, Great Britain in the 19th century, etc all the way back to the Roman empire who create enemies. And Kevin Cahill is always welcome

    Hate to bang on about Dr. Parenti, but i think this is applicable today as it always was about Imperialism. It is a quote from “conservative” economist and/or political scientist Joseph Schumpeter in the early 20th century :

    “…a policy which pretends to aspire to peace but unerringly generates war, the policy of continual preparation for war, the policy of meddlesome interventionism. There was no corner of the known world where some interest was not alleged to be in danger or under actual attack. If the interests were not those of Rome, they were those of Rome’s allies; and if Rome had no allies, then allies would be invented. When it was utterly impossible to contrive such an interest—why, then it was our national honor that had been insulted. The fight was always invested with an aura of legality. Rome was always being attacked by evil-minded neighbors, always fighting for a breathing space. The whole world was pervaded by a host of enemies and it was manifestly Rome’s duty to guard against their indubitably aggressive designs. They were enemies who only waited to fall on the Roman people …”


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