BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: with new Conservative Councillor for Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze Steve Smith – Steve’s work in the South Gloucestershire NHS. Different ‘gangs’ of councillors and officers who try to pull the wool over councillors eyes. Why mayor Marvin Rees refuses to appear on this show. No democratic accountability. Hillsborough enquiry: Chief Constable David Duckenfield to face manslaughter charges. Freemason link to Hillsborough cover-up investigated by police watchdog. Independent Police Complaints Commission probes relationship between secret society and former senior police officers – Hillsborough police chief to face manslaughter trial. Judge lifts bar on prosecuting David Duckenfield. Former South Yorkshire chief superintendent faces 95 charges. Four other men to face criminal trial. Prince William embarks on first ever royal visit to Israel and Palestinian Territories. Both sides eager to welcome British royal at time when Palestinians have written off Trump administration’s role in peace process. But Abbas is a puppet, William’s not talking to Hamas, the elected Palestinian government. Stunning garden of poppies opens in Bristol to commemorate centenary of end of World War One. It contains more than 100 varieties of the flower – the most ever believed to have been grown in the same place. WW1 ‘disrespectful’ artwork to be reinstated on Bristol wall. The poster includes a quote from Mr Ayles which said: “Your King and Country Need You. Cold-blooded Murder. Crimes against God and man, To Maintain the Honour and Glory of the British Empire.” More than 30,000 children aged between 10 and 15 say they are in gangs as fears grow of spiralling drug crime. There are estimated to be around 70,000 youths involved with crime networks. Children are reportedly being trapped and groomed by notorious gang leaders. According to the study criminals are using children to sell drugs in rural areas. Government figures associate drug use with the recent surge in violent crime. #ThisWeeksMilestone: More than 30,000 children aged between 10 and 15 now say that they are in gangs, according to research that will fuel concerns about the country’s violent crime epidemic. Criminals are preying on young people by “taking the place of society”, Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner, said as analysis by her office showed that a total of 70,000 youths aged up to 25 were feared to be part of a gang network. Senior police and experts have told The Times that violence is out of control and children as young as ten are being groomed by drug runners. Legalising cannabis could be ‘win-win-win’ for UK, says thinktank. Brexit: ‘Serious divergence’ in talks threatens no deal, EU warns. The 27 EU nation leaders met with Theresa May and then warned of their ‘concern’. They are angry that Theresa May prevented the ISC from questioning junior and middle-ranking MI6 and MI5 officers, which Grieve said had hampered his committee’s inquiry. The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, said: “It is now clear from the published reports that the intelligence and security committee was denied access to individuals, severely limiting its ability to give as comprehensive a resolution to this scandal as it would have liked. “Its criticisms of ongoing inadequacies on guidance relating to torture and rendition also makes a judge-led inquiry – that the government is so keen to avoid – inescapable.”
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Second hour: Investigative reports: UK’s role in rendition and torture of terrorism suspects – key findings – Reports reveal extent of British intelligence agencies’ involvement after 9/11 MI5 agents can commit crime in UK, government reveals. Secret order on authorised criminality by spies made public after legal battle by rights groups – @JamieGrierson Fri 2 Mar 2018 MI5 agents are allowed to carry out criminal activity in the UK, the government has acknowledged for the first time. The prime minister was on Thursday forced to publish the text of a direction to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office, the spying watchdog, on governing “security service participation in criminality”. It instructs the IPCO to oversee the participation of MI5 agents in criminal activity, which was previously conducted by the now-defunct office of the Intelligence Services Commissioner, under a secret order referred to as the “third direction”. However, guidance about when British spies can commit crimes, and how far they can go, remains confidential. The commissioner, Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford, said: “I welcome the government’s decision to make public my oversight of this sensitive area of work.” The order was published after a legal battle by the human rights groups Reprieve and Privacy International. Fintan O’Toole: Trial runs for fascism are in full flow in the NATO countries. We’re witnessing the end of the ‘Free World’, Russia has become the world’s greatest democracy & China has beaten us at capitalism. Gavin Williamson ‘threatens to bring Theresa May’s government down unless PM commits extra £20bn to defence’. ‘I made her – and I can break her,’ defence secretary allegedly boasted. Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas revealed that there’s a plot which was devised by several western countries – primarily Britain and France – to topple the Syrian the government even before the crisis started in Syria. In an exclusive interview given to SANA’s correspondent in Paris, Dumas said that while he was in Britain before the crisis began in Syria, he was invited to a party where two people an Englishman and a Frenchman, asked him if he would like to participate in preparations for an attack on Syria to topple the government in it. Did Canadian taxpayers foot Islamic State’s recruitment bill? The horrifying case of Kadiza Sultana: are Western intelligence services spying on or aiding jihadist terrorists? Ukrainian resurrected journalist Arkady Babchenko case: No evidence given of any Russia govt involvement, that all key participants appear to be Ukrainian, and that even the alleged chief plotter states he was all along working with #Ukraine spy agency SBU. BBC fawning report supporting the Ukrainian secret service. Cement company Lafarge formerly run by Bilderberg chairman under investigation for funding ISIS terrorist group. The allegations relate to events that took place before Lafarge merged with Holcim in 2015. Ceasefire extended in eastern Ukraine as US sends military equipment to Kyiv. Ukraine’s president and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the decision to recommit to a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine first agreed in 2015. But the US is reported to be sending lethal weapons to Kyiv. Israeli forces detained head of the security department of the al-Aqsa Mosque and searched the Bab al-Rahma area east of the mosque on Monday morning. Firas al-Dibs, head of the Public Relations and Media department at the Islamic Endowment identified the detainee as Abdullah Abu Taleb saying that he was immediately taken to the Chain Gate detention center. Dibs added that groups of Israeli settlers raided and toured the compound while Israeli forces prevented Abu Taleb from following-up on the Israeli settlers’ raids into the compound, and forced the guard to stand behind Israeli special forces. Israeli police forces were deployed on top of the Mercy Gate, banned al-Aqsa guards from following-up on events and held them in one area. Prince Charles suggested ‘influx of foreign Jews’ was partly to blame for Middle East unrest and asked who will take on ‘Jewish lobby’ in America in 1986 letter to close friend & mentor. – Did this young woman fire the fatal shot that killed Bobby Kennedy? INVESTIGATORS probing the Bobby Kennedy assassination believe they may have identified the mysterious “girl in a polka dot dress” who many say fired the shots that killed the would-be US president. Kennedy, 42, was shot dead 50 years ago, on June 5 1968, with gunman Sirhan Sirhan opening fire at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Crime, Conspiracy and Cover-Up – A New Investigation Paperback – by Tim Tate, Brad Johnson. Could Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin Have Been ‘Hypno-Programmed’? ‘AMERICAN MADE’ LIES, SEX, & VIDEOTAPE BY DANIEL HOPSICKER · It’s hard to credit anything about a movie whose ruthless Medellin Cartel Drug Lords wear powder-blue leisure suits. Still, when a “based on a true story” movie spreads egregious falsehoods about a man who will someday be of vital interest to future historians, attention must be paid. Alan Sabrosky, former head of studies at the US army war college: Alan Sabrosky – The Impact of Zionist Influence in the U.S. Alan Sabrosky examines the process by which Zionists acting on behalf of Israel have gained significant control of the United States and its government. Starting gradually in the 1950s, Zionists now hold a commanding influence in such sectors as finance, business, media (online and offline), the academy, the arts, and most obviously, politics. Through funding and other tactics, they effectively control both houses of Congress, leverage the Executive branch, and exert strong influence in nearly two dozen state governments. Regardless of what one thinks of 9/11, neocons (overwhelmingly “Israel Firster” Zionists) are the driving force behind the 9/11 wars.