BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: with Bristol’s new LibDem group leader and Cotham councillor Anthony Negus: Bristol Arena Bristol City Council’s Arena lead paid £1,500 a DAY, And he only works four days a week. Airbus warns it will pull out of Bristol and Britain altogether with a no-deal Brexit. The firm employs thousands at Filton. ‘SELFISH’ Fury at Juncker as EU uses ‘Ireland as bargaining chip’ in Brexit row. BRUSSELS boss Jean-Claude Juncker has been accused of using Ireland as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit talks. The European Commission President used a visit to Dublin to insist that Britain could not have a Brexit deal without agreement about future arrangements at the Irish border. All of the 17 Bristol libraries threatened with closure are to be saved – at least for now. Changes to Bristol City Council’s constitution have been branded a “shameless power grab” that will “effectively neuter local democracy”. #ThisWeeksMilestone: Nearly 4 million UK adults forced to use food banks, figures reveal. Exclusive: One in 14 Britons has used a food bank amid ‘shocking’ levels of deprivation. Maps highlight shocking link between poverty and violent crime wave in London. Is it time to legalise medical cannabis in the UK? The case of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell has given fresh impetus to the debate on medicinal marijuana, but reforming the law is difficult in an industry plagued by non-scientific methods. Holland to vote on banning Muslim face veils in public- La Croix International. Welsh Water is a ‘mutual’ where profits don’t go abroad. Privatised Bristol Water is the worst in UK – owned by investment shareholders for profit
Second hour: Investigative reports: Trump’s visit to London to see the queen Friday 13th July. US military in Syria. Former Metropolitan police Detective Constable DC John Wedger testifies against Home Office and Met. police commissioners covering up serious organised crime, child sexual abuse, murder, child prostitution and paedophilia? Hearing at the International Tribunal on Natural Justice (ITNJ) – Israel lobby group B’nai Brith, ‘brothers of the covenant’ and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) exposed by Anton Chaitkin. Israeli musician Gilad Atzmon on Israel’s ‘vicious circle’ and hidden motives for perpetuating antisemitism. The Arc Bar in Broad Street, Bristol is hosting an evening discussion at 7pm on Monday 25th June 2018 – Jeremy Corbyn, Anti-Semitism and Justice for Palestine on Monday 25th June. Speakers include: – Salma Karmi-Ayyoub British – Palestinian human rights lawyer – Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Jewish Voice for Labour – Rob Ferguson, anti-racist activist – Ben Jamal, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK – Shabbir Lakha, Stop the War Coalition – Alex Kenny, National Union of Teachers (NUT) national executive. The Labour right and supporters of Israel have launched a serious attempt to paint Jeremy Corbyn and the Left as antisemites. Any instance of antisemitism should be vigorously opposed, but these right wing forces are using smears to try and undermine Corbyn and the pro-Palestinian movement. They want to equate anti-Zionism with antisemitism.