May criticised, misleading parliament over Tory ‘housing success’ statistics – Presscoin: new cryptocurrency to fund investigative journalism

Friday 15th December 2017

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

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First hour: news review: with Green councillor for Redland Martin Fodor. Correction to interview with Stephan Lebanowski – a study into beliefs about death of Lady Diana –  ‘Dead and Alive’ report –  misleading Kent and Winchester University study into beliefs about death of Lady Diana  ‘Dead and Alive’ report – study’s ‘conclusions’ in no way reflect Dr Michael Wood’s raw data  – only 2 people thought Diana staged her own death, so not applicable. Bristol Full Council Meeting, and Q & A with Mayor Rees – surplus from resident’s parking to be put into transport? Parking schemes generally, austerity; Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees told he is ‘blackmailing’ the city and favouring Government over residents in open letter – A section of the UNITE union has taken a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the elected mayor – Council Tax Reduction Scheme, infrastructure money from central government, Marvin to China for investment in building: Concern as ‘rising Bristol rents’ portrayed as investment opportunity in Marvin Rees’ China brochure – only budget for care and waste systems by 2020; PMQs  Corbyn – home ownership under Tories gone down – Theresa May says statutory homeless down by 50% – Theresa May faces investigation after ‘misleading Parliament about scale of homelessness’ – Universal Credit;  80 new homeless people a month in Bristol as family breakdowns the most common reasonBristol’s Housing Crisis blog at The Bristol Post;  if house prices fall… whole economy crashes; Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees promises to increase protection for music venues – housing with sound proofing – Agent of Change principle;  Bristol wants to be the first city to use electronic voting to elect its politicians – Darren Jones MP is leading the charge for e-voting in the city – and the city council backs the move – hacking?;  PMQs RBS closing 259 branches – banking online;  PMQs Caroline Lucas – disabled workers responsible for fall in productivityTory rebels explain why they defied the Government: ‘We had to make clear hard Brexiteers are not running the country’More than 75,000 sign petition calling for Richard Branson’s Virgin Care to hand settlement money back to NHS – Anger grows at reported £328,000 payment to business tycoon’s private healthcare company; LINK TO PETITION: Richard Branson and Virgin Care: return the NHS’s money, and never sue the NHS again – Princes William and Harry could REFUSE Charles request to let Camilla be Queen.
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Apologies: no BCfm audio file this week
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Presscoin – new cryptocurrency to fund investigative journalism. US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares. The Russian Defense Ministry released a statement Thursday denying reports of an alleged “intercept” of Russian Su-25s by US F-22 fighter jets in Syria.  U.S. military to indefinitely delay ban on cluster bombsUK foreign aid money ‘diverted to extremists’ in Syria.  Interview with Nafeez Ahmed – investigative journalist – about PressCoin, a new crypto currency to fund investigative journalism – he got sacked from Guardian for his story ….Nafeez’ ‘offending’ article about Gaza gas reserves IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis  – @RealPressCoinarticle about how he got sacked: ‘Palestine is not an environment story’  – Nafeez Ahmed’s 7/7 book: The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry – Are you fed up with the media? Do you realise that much of the mainstream press is broken? That alternative media is often ineffective, confused or even insane? Without a strong, independent press, democracies erode. No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, this is obvious — and it’s obviously happening right now. If the above hits a nerve, then you know that something is deeply wrong. That something needs to change. You have an opportunity, right here, right now, to be this change. We are launching PressCoin: an opportunity for you and those around you to fundamentally transform the media landscape – Dr. Watson and the Communist Plot play – thespians amateur and professional Mal Sainsbury and Joe Hall discuss radio play they are performing live tonight and tomorrow – money going to Feed Bristol food charity.  US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies  – could be transferred to people?  F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules‘Netanyahu At War – PBS Frontline documentary from 2016 – Yitzhak Rabin’s Oslo accords with Arafat September 1995, smaller far right Likud protest a few days later lead by Netanyahu with Rabin effigy dressed as Hitler – peace rally in Jerusalem draws 100,000 making Palestinian towns self-governing in Israel – Rabin assassinated.
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Apologies: no BCfm audio file this week
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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

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5 comments on “May criticised, misleading parliament over Tory ‘housing success’ statistics – Presscoin: new cryptocurrency to fund investigative journalism
  1. Rhys says:

    What the music at the start of the at 5 programme?

  2. dahszil dahszil says:

    I agree about going to paper ballots . of course there are many socially conscious hackers who can find if digital voting has been tampered with . But in this age of crony , corporate politics , the big corporate media isn’t going to report digital or electronic voting corruption. With paper ballots it’s easier to catch nefarious ballot destroyers and burners by a video from even a moderately priced mobile phone . And more probability of eye witnesses . One more thing, a bit of a digression : young and a significant percent of middle aged people are not controlling their expensive iphones and pads, the virtual life is controlling them . There is little commonality left in the western world like politics and government . there has been an explosion in many exclusive internet, not face to face contacts and groups

    • Tony Gosling says:

      electronic voting is an invitation to fixers of elections. Fascism by remote control.

      • dahszil dahszil says:

        Indeed Tony . but younger people love digital in a benign way and not out to hack elections in a fascist way . during election time to encourage them to get digital people out to vote with a pencil and a piece of paper , election day polls should be open 24/7 and this will also get more votes from night , evening job workers and we insomniacs or night owls.

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