BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: with cabinet member for Transport, Connectivity, Labour councillor for Eastville Mhairi Threlfall – also Lib Dem councillor for Central ward Mark Wright. Smart cities – Bristol now has smart sewers – smart meters – VISA payment disruption hits Europe. Pompeii’s Final Hours: the new evidence – Metrobus finally with us launched on Tuesday – cashless – Ashton Vale to City Centre and Temple Meads – guide rail is in the wrong place – lies from the council – South Bristol link road route has been dropped – Hengrove now not linked to the airport – West of England Metrobus team – First Bus have only taken on the M1, M2 and M3 Metrobus route – working with Karin Smyth MP to get the the South Bristol link route up and running – conflict of interest between First Bus’ bus and Metrobus routes. So they don’t want to run a Metrobus on routes where it will compete with their existing bus routes. Metro Mayor is against London-style bus franchising. Combined authority planning region’s transport but the wrong kind of franchising system. First Bus m-ticket app doing data mining, disastrous reviews on Google Play. Snagging issue – Use Travel West Card from i-points and bus which. Travellers in Greenbank View: Threat to Bristol’s ‘van-dwellers’ as council and police draw up enforcement policy. Interviews with neighbour Alva and Travellers David who lives in a vehicle and Sam in a canal boat. Helen Holland bins and toilets. Greenbank View is the epicentre of the Bristol housing crisis since squatting residential property. Outsiders have been causing trouble, squatting was a safety valve, they’ve taken it away. Travellers now have no political clout because they generally don’t vote. They propose several sites across the city that travellers can move around to. The problem is growing but the eviction is just moving the problem elsewhere. Anonymous Afghan refugee has been housed by St Mungo’s in Kensington House, St George but many other residents are using crack cocaine and heroin and alcohol and serous mental problems which is an extremely dangerous environment for vulnerable people.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: The resurrection of Ukrainian journalist Arkady Babchenko – Geoffery Dickens MP and UK Satanic Ritual Abuse. Shooting down of MH17 – track record of engaging – want to steer west into confrontation with the Russians – Maidan Square shootings – Ukrainian authorities have identified the Ukrainian citizen accused of being recruited by Russia’s secret services to organize a murder plot against self-exiled Russian reporter and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko. In a Kyiv courtroom on May 31, prosecutors accused Borys Herman of overseeing the alleged Russian plot. Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) says it thwarted the planned killing by working together with Babchenko to fake his death. Herman’s lawyer, Yevhen Solodko, confirmed that Herman was the director of a Ukrainian-German arms manufacturer called Schmeisser, describing the firm as the only nonstate arms-production enterprise in Ukraine. North Korea talks on/off but serious problem with different interpretation of term ‘denuclearsation’ of the Korean peninsula. Proxy diplomatic war between Beijing and Washington. Fragile VISA card payment system has a ‘glitch’ or is it a deliberate exercise by the banksters? Visa outage as millions of customers left unable to use bank cards across UK and Europe. Customers have reportedly been left unable to make chip and pin payments across the UK and Ireland. Labour warns Chancellor against further sell-off of RBS shares amid reports he would accept a significant loss. Philip Hammond rumoured to be planning to offload £3bn in stock, resulting in a multi-billion-pound loss for the taxpayer. Italian and Spanish political crises: What is the economic significance of the political turmoil in Spain and Italy? Some argue that the eurozone crisis is back. Are they right? US-Backed SDF Warns Assad Can’t Recover Territory Through Military Action. Spokesman: Offensives will lead to more losses and destruction. Responding to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s talk of forcibly expelling US forces from the country, and ultimately reuniting all of its territory under government control, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said there would be no way Syria could recover their territory by military action. Geoffery Dickens MP burgled after handing paedophile dossier to Leon Brittan: Geoffrey Dickens, who handed the lost paedophile dossier to Leon Brittan in 1983, had two ‘very professional’ intrusions soon after, his son says. Child abuse files lost at Home Office spark fears of cover-up. Calls for ‘overarching, Hillsborough-style’ inquiry as it emerges that a total of 114 documents are missing from official records. Reflections And Warnings – An Interview With Aaron Russo.
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