BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: News review: with Labour Bristol city councillor for Easton Afzal Shah. Grenfell Tower fire tragedy – Council meeting cancelled because press there – commercial confidentiality? – Grenfell Tower’s fireproof cladding was ‘downgraded to save £293,000’, show leaked documents; Mayor Mervin Rees implementing Westminister cuts; Theresa May came to Bristol this week but no-one in Bristol City Council was informed; PMQs Kevin Brennan – Tory £1bn bribe to DUP – Northern Ireland: Stormont assembly scrapped as DUP sees ‘no breakthrough’ on devolution before deadline; European Court of Justice is an EU structure – countries outside the EU are members of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) – Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, also Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Balarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City are European countries outside the EU and the EFTA – that was a correction from Martin Summers’ mistake last week – 9/28 EU members have opted out of the Euro currency – Euro Zone does NOT include Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and UK; ‘Electronic Intafada’ website – EU pledges to help Israel suppress criticism – anti-Semitic to criticise Israel policy? Zionism is a political movement; During July and August 2014 when Israel was bombing civilians in Gaza Bristol City Council held a day conference which included local MPs to discuss the slaughter. A petition and resolution demanding Israel stop immediately was never delivered to Downing Street due to pressure from the Israel lobby – London’s recent Grenfell Tower block fire – clip of Kensington and Chelsea Council (K&CC) meeting that was cancelled because Press turned up; interview with Robert Atkinson, Leader of the Labour Group on K&CC – Nick Paget Brown, Tory leader of K&CC, has resigned – Grenfell Tower tragedy discussed; culture of secrecy in planning – lack of affordable housing at Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory renovation; PMQs Theresa May and Corbyn – Grenfell Tower – Council spending on ‘neighbourhood’ services falls by £3bn since 2011. Cuts to services such as bin collection, planning and pothole repair amount to dismantling of core functions of local government, says report – local authority budgets cut by 40% resulting in safety concerns; National Audit Office slams Government’s ‘high cost and risky deal’ for Hinkley Point nuclear power station – pressure from China; PMQs Ian Austen – terror budget cut by 7%; Muslim knocked unconscious by thugs who then vandalised his home with racist graffiti quoting Katie Hopkins’ “final solution” tweet .
Second hour: Investigative reports: Interview with Carter Hydrick – evidence published in Fed 2017 that Nazis successfully tested a nuclear bomb in October 1944, 9 months before the first US atom bomb test at Los Alamos – Carter Hydrick’s book ‘Critical Mass’ explains how over ½ ton of enriched uranium was shipped by submarine to US in May 1945 and used in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bombs – Carter Hydrick presents to Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists and technicians research from his book Critical Mass: How Nazi Germany Surrendered Enriched Uranium for the United States’ Atomic Bomb – research on the book took a great toll on his personal life. Secret files reveal Nazis ‘tested nuclear bomb’ before end of WW2 as Adolf Hitler plotted to decimate Britain. World War II: “Operation Unthinkable”, Churchill’s Planned Invasion of the Soviet Union, July 1945. Mad Dog Mattis says evidence Syria preparing another chemical attack. Isolated pockets of ISIS gone in Iraq. Interview with Kenyon Gibson who infiltrated fascist groups in the US and London: in US – President of ‘Jellyfish’ aka. XE & Blackwater Michael Bagley and others ‘just making money’ from Islamaphobia for Jellyfish in Syria, one of many private Intel companies, making lots of money; in UK – the more extreme, the smaller the group was; extremists encouraged for a strategy of tension. Kevin Quinn: November 9th Party, British First Party, British National Party (BNP). Jonathan Boulter’s, Adrian Davies QC, Jonathan Bowden, Darius Guppy and ‘New Right’. Tommy Robinson, former leader of English Defence League (EDL), says he is sticking up for Jews against Islam – Jewish Voice disagree and has issued a statement this week.
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