BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: Complaints about anti WW1 poster in Bear Pit – part of Art Exhibition ‘Journey to Justice’ about civil rights – history of Walter Ayles; Remembrance Sunday – Poppy now linked to unpopular wars like Iraq and Afghanistan, Royal British Legion sponsored by arms manufacturers, Red poppies and the arms trade; Charter Day for Merchant Venturers at Bristol Cathedral – Bristol schools run by Merchant Venturers, problems with Academies; Why Bristol needs to face up to its past before it can enjoy its future – editor’s comment ; Paradise Papers – Revealed – Queen’s private estate invested millions of pounds offshore – Prince Charles lobbying for carbon trading and making money on it; should Merchant Venturers’ assets/financial information be declared? Priti Patel and her parallel foreign policy – meetings with Israel PM Netanyahu and other Israeli officials – Liam Fox and Adam Werritty similar – does Theresa May have any authority left? Why not French or Italian? Is Bristol Christmas Market too German? – Brexit, EU too German? More local market stalls? Mum of four dies cold and alone after benefits were blocked for missing meeting – will Universal Credit be a success? Bristol council puts £123m arena project on hold – moving to Filton? – from Growth Deal money – Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Bristol Partnership have lots of money with Merchant Venturers on boards; Student flat developers in Bristol exploiting ‘tax loophole’ to get out of paying business rates – City MP Thangam Debbonaire is calling for the law to be changed so the council has more money to spend.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: MI5 chiefs ‘missed key warnings’ about Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi: father of bomber worked with MI6; Lee Rigby killers brought into UK by MI6; Libyan Islamic Fighting group based in Manchester – links with MI6. London terrorist is Kent-born violent criminal Khalid Masood – probed by MI5 for extremism. ISIS recruiter who radicalised London Bridge attackers was protected by MI5. London 7/7 bombings – no public inquiry – interview with Graham Faulkes, dad to David who died in 7/7: Phone hacking – 7/7 victim’s father ‘filled with horror’; the four bombers were well known to security services – authorities denied they said they were ‘clean skins’; if dots had been joined attacks may well have been prevented; security services haven’t learnt lessons; Martin McDaid former Special Services soldier – training some of the 7/7 London bombers including Mohammad Sidique Khan (MSK) – ‘informer’ working for MI5 has now vanished; Prevent Strategy; far right terrorists; should Chief Constables deal with terrorism. Manchester attacks – Dawn Waddy [NOT Kirsten Pollard – ed.] on Sky News about suspicious lady in concert hall. Phone hacking: 7/7 victim’s father ‘filled with horror’: Graham Foulkes asks to meet Rupert Murdoch to discuss ‘horrendous’ allegations, saying police knew for some time about hacking. Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) purges; Lebanese PM. Saad Hariri, resigns on Saudi TV or threatened with execution – he supposedly owes loads of money to Saudi government, destabilising Lebanon. Israel is not envisaging attacking Hezbollah again since it is well aware of the military and diplomatic risks of such an operation. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing Saudi Arabia to attack the Lebanese resistance in its place and is preparing international public opinion for this. – RT America has to register – as a hostile force. How Harvey Weinstein Used Mossad Agents to Try and Shut Down His Accusers. $5.6 trillion spent on war on terror so far: The U.S. has spent $5.6 trillion since 2001 on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, according to a new study. That figure, according to The Wall Street Journal, is more than triple the Pentagon’s narrow estimate of $1.5 trillion, which was released by the Defense Department this year. The Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University conducted the study, which aimed to reflect the costs of war not considered by the Pentagon – BBC World Service. Italian mafia & ISIS collaborate under EU’s nose to traffic drugs: Millions of opioid tablets bound for Libya seized. Jean Pierre de Smett interview with Albert Pike about 3 world wars being orchestrated and part of a plan for world domination. Chillingly accurate 200-year-old letter predicts WW3 and final battle against Islam: A LETTER written more than 200 years ago by Confederate officer Albert Pike chillingly predicted the two world wars – before warning of a final “bloody” battle with Islam.