BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: News review: with Labour Councillor for Eastville Mhari Threlfall. EU and Brexit; PMQs Corbyn – worker’s rights; bid to protect worker’s rights blocked due to Tory MPs filibustering on love of radio for four hours – Tories backing out of International Labour Organisation; PMQs Chris Bryant – big subsidies to rich large farm owners – and some can’t get basic benefits – Common Agriculture Policy: May suggests UK’s richest aristocrat landowners will get farming subsidies funded by British taxpayer after Brexit – EU agricultural reform subsidising smaller farms to the CAP McSharry principle; McDonalds plan for Eastville – ‘No to McDonalds’ group: Bristol residents tell fast food chain McDonalds: Take your Big Mac, fries and go; rubbish and fly-tipping in Eastville – Bristol Waste Company – cuts; soon no money will come from central government – Council Tax is regressive; Chris Jones from Nelson, Wales, discusses how his sickness benefit has been stopped even though his doctor has said he is unable to work; PMQs Maggie Thrupp – funding for social care – cuts; PMQs Angus Robertson – Brexit and trade deals with US – food safety standards and NHS privatised to US; UK Trident test missile sent to US by mistake – were the Royal Navy ‘having a laugh’ by firing a Trident missile in the direction of the US during a ‘botched’ test launch of a multiple reentry nuclear warhead? – which countries need nuclear weapons? PMQs Ed Milliband – Trump and Paris climate change agreement; Bristol police taser black man in face – who was a community liaison person; 6 journalists arrested in Washington over ‘rioting’ at inauguration: At least 6 journalists arrested during police action amid anti-Trump protests – Cellebrite, an Israeli company, will ‘crack’ phones for local police; George Soros funds anti Trump women’s marches – but he and others fund a lot of things – everyone’s got an agenda; Kincora boys home in Ireland and child sex abuse – inquiry singles out police and church but not MI5.
Second hour: Investigative reports: can we self-build our way out of Bristol’s housing crisis? Jackson Moulding of Bristol-based Ecomotive and Labour councillor for Eastville Mahri Threlfall discuss self-build: Ashley Vale self-build St Werburgh’s ‘haven’ in Bristol; Bristol Community Land Trust; shared equity housing; passive house – low energy cost home; Bright Green Futures – The Bower scheme in Grove Road, Fishponds; Bristol register for people wanting to build their own home: Join Bristol City Council’s self-build and custom house building register, find out about the Bristol Community Land Trust and funding for community led projects; Government give £60m a year for five years to support community housing; Where to see co-housing projects in Bristol – see map (above). Trump’s first week in office – signing a stack of executive orders: examples of orders he has signed including resumption of Dakota pipe-line; US system and democracy – what is Trump’s mandate? PBS: 2 executive orders Trump has signed in his first week; Theresa May meeting Trump; trade wars – economic warfare. Keith Preston from AttackTheSystem.com on Iran’s state broadcaster Press TV banned in the UK – US foreign policy especially with Russia, China and Iran – Pepe Escobar South China Morning Post article: Trump Will Try To Smash The China-Russia-Iran Triangle … Here’s Why He Will Fail The hand of Henry Kissinger suggests US foreign policy will use a ‘divide and rule’ strategy with Beijing, Moscow and Tehran. But this could backfire, spectacularly – divide and rule. Trump says it’s too early yet to make decision on moving US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Author of Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon? Stephen Sizer discusses the six stages of Zionist takeover of Israel and Levant. Massive Israeli settlement programme in East Jerusalem.