BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
Has been suspended from the BCfm schedule for two weeks, last available show, back on FM, hopefully, next Friday, 8th December 2017
Now available as podcasts -> First Hour: local and national stories, Second Hour: international stories and Third Hour: Did MI6 persuade Hitler’s Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess fly to Scotland in May 1941?
Live internet only PRSC Politics Show 17:00 to 19:00 GMT Friday 1st December 2017 – followed by interview with author of ‘Rudolf Hess: Treachery and Deception (2015)’, John Harris up to 20:00 at https://www.internet-radio.com/station/prsc/
BCfm audio files usually available 30mins, Radio4All 3/4hrs, after TX
Any probs mp3s should be on alternative links below by then
First hour: news review: With Bristol’s LibDem leader Gary Hopkins. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees fires opposition cabinet members; ‘Marvin the hissy fit mayor’. pay off of former CEO Anna Klonowski, Bristol Council’s former Chief Exec. – sign a petition to get this looked at properly: Anna Klonowski originally came to Bristol as a temporary appointment to cover the position of Strategic Director Resources in mid-2016. She was then appointed, after a controversial recruitment process, to be the chief executive of Bristol City Council at a salary of £160,000 a year plus benefits. In early September 2017 the Mayor announced that she was leaving for personal reasons. It later emerged through Private Eye (rotten boroughs) and other media, including the BBC and the Bristol Post, that Ms Klonowski had received a large pay out on leaving (£70,000, with some rumours saying more). The total cost of this to the Bristol tax payer appears to be just short of £100,000. The Mayor has so far failed to satisfactorily explain the reasons for the Chief Executive’s departure and the circumstances under which the pay-out was made, on “confidentiality” grounds. What has been revealed, following public questioning, is that the contract of employment did not specify that any additional payment had to be made if the Chief Executive resigned. Given the substantial cost to the tax payer, councillors from across political parties have asked for a full disclosure of how much public money has been spent, what the legal authority was for such a payment and who authorised it. Link to petition at www.taxpayersmoney.weebly.com; changing back from a Mayoral system? Mayoral system generally; Marvin Rees’s ‘fragile ego’, ‘running the City as if it were a business’; PMQs Thangham Debonair – BBC film Drugsland set in Bristol – change to drug’s law? – Iran Contra affair; Marvin Rees appoints two new Labour cabinet members – Anna Keen and Kye Dudd; Colston Primary School has voted to change it’s name; PMQs Emily Thornbury and Damien Green – NHS has a chronic funding and staffing crisis; Damien Green and pornography on office computer – smear campaign?; £1bn funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog; Question Time – Yannis Varoufakis talking about QE into a Public Bank to pay for public infrastructure and services; Rail boost for Britain by reopening lines axed in the 1960s – Portishead line and Henbury Loop – Beeching closing railways because of oil lobby?; More than 80% of students won’t repay their loan in full – Taxpayers face massive bill to cover graduate debt; Almost a third of graduates say degrees were ‘pointless’- more than half (58 per cent) felt they could be in the same position without a degree – according to Able Skills survey of students in south; Grad jobs flop – Only half of university leavers get graduate level jobs six months after getting degree; Mal Sainsbury said Mayor Marvin should be ‘whipped into shape’ and told her language was racist; cuts to Bristol’s libraries – further economic crash – Brexit divorce bill; Austerity linked to 120,000 needless deaths as policy is branded ‘economic murder’; BBC use ‘independent’ organisation funded by Daily Mail and UK government as fact checkers to deny 120,000 deaths due to cuts; Joe Glenton from Veterans for Peace (VFP) gives his advice to new Defence Secretary Gavin Williams – criticises aircraft carriers, F-35 purchase and the Bahrain base. United States Pentagon has 800 bases abroad, including six openly declared here in UK.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Ex-prisoner reveals how war criminal Slobodan Praljak could have smuggled poison into The Hague before using it to kill himself – history of war in Yugoslavia and its break up – is International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) a kangaroo court? – NATO and International Criminal Court (ICC) system. Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures – politics and history of Zimbabwe. The Crocodile bites back: Deposed vice-president who has seized power from Mugabe is a London-educated former spymaster who orchestrated 1980s massacre of 20,000 opponents. Honduras election – live feed went off line – when it came back on the losing candidate was ahead – Political Unrest Grips Honduras After Disputed Election. British Psychological warfare unit set up by army officer James LeMesurier, the White Helmets on TV again providing anti-Assad propaganda for the masses. New British Naval Base in Bahrain. Yemen: EU banning weapon sales to Saudi Arabia; PMQs Ian Blackford MP – The SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP demanded during yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are suspended. The sales totalled £4.6bn since the war in Yemen began – stop UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia – Saudis backed by UN Security Council; British troops helping Saudi troops in Yemen. Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-CIA officer over coup attempt – 50,000 arrested, 150,000 sacked over coup. Trump retweeting Britain First tweets – I know the sad truth about the video Trump shared from Britain First. This is what really happened – and getting rid of Rex Tillerson. 1700 US troops illegally in Syria without Congress or UN permission: The Pentagon Sent 1000s More Troops to Iraq and Syria and Is Lying to Us About It. China to deploy troops to fight alongside president Assad in Syria. Media erase NATO role in bringing slave markets to Libya. Gunmen attack Mosque in Sinai, Egypt at Friday prayers – did the Israelis have the means and motive?
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