BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: with Labour councillor for Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Jo Sergeant and Christine Townsend from the Counter Colston group Bristol libraries – cuts generally; John Kay, former head of Institute of Fiscal Studies, explaining steel and miners strikes were deliberately provoked by the Thatcher government, 1980s privatisation was a financial disaster but the main purpose was curtailing public sector trade unions; Academy schools – have they worked? – difference between Academies and local authority schools; Colin Skellett, Merchant Venturer, in charge of Bristol Arena going to Filton, and in charge of Merchant Venturer schools; cuts to SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability); Children’s Charter announced by Mayor Rees; Why an Arena at Temple Island would be bad for Bristol – according to Marvin Rees 3rd Bristol Arena option? Could there be a third Bristol Arena location under consideration? Somerset County Council next to go bankrupt: Somerset County Council responds over audit concerns at meeting – Liz Leyshon, LibDem member of Somerset County Council Audit Committee, discusses Council investments; Government £100m plan to eradicate rough sleeping; Unemployment in the UK is now so low it’s in danger of exposing the lie used to create the numbers by Jim Edwards – Government statistics put unemployment in Britain at just 4.5% – a low not seen since the 1970s – But the real rate of unemployment is four times that; Turns out the wreath Jeremy laid was ‘next to’ a wreath previously laid by others to the Munich terrorists – Anyone who can’t see this is a smear campaign needs their eyes testing – PLO victims of Israeli air attack in 1985; Tommy Robinson – a psychological war operation? TOMMY ROBINSON’S Release Proves It Was All a Bullshit Psy-Op For Dummies.
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Second hour: Investigative reports: Turkey – why an important country? Geographical; second biggest country in NATO; attempted coup in 2016. A US trade war with Turkey over a little known pastor? Don’t believe a word of it. In Syria’s Golan, Russia seeks handover to UN peacekeepers. Apart from ‘a few problems with the Islamic State,’ Russian officer says ‘stability’ has returned to the buffer zone on the Israel border, but refuses to discuss Iranian presence – Russia seeking handover to UN peace keepers in Golan Heights. Israel’s ‘homeland security’ minister, Gilad Erdan, discusses terrorism by Palestinians: Israeli minister Gilad Erdan says Iran should ‘disappear’ from the world – The 2015 incident at the Al Aqsa mosque: Clashes as Israeli soldiers storm Al-Aqsa compound. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemns “attack” on Al-Aqsa following clashes at one of Islam’s holiest sites. 14 Sept 2015. Clashes have erupted after a number of Israeli soldiers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, police and witnesses said. The Israeli security personnel used tear gas and stun grenades, as they entered the compound to arrest what they called Palestinian “stone throwers”. Omar Kiswani, the manager of Al-Aqsa Mosque, told Al Jazeera that 80 “Jewish settlers” protected by the Israeli police, attacked the mosque when confronted by Palestinian volunteer guards. A statement issued by the Israeli police said that “masked protesters who were inside the mosque threw stones and fireworks at police”. World Jewish Congress president fears impact of Israeli government’s ‘destructive actions’ . Corbyn – Jewish wonder if Israel has lost it’s way*. BBC managers bow to pressure from the Israeli government and change Gaza headline. Israeli minister says Iran should ‘disappear’ from world. Top Syrian scientist killed by Israel NYT*. The Israel lobby is leading a witch hunt against Corbyn – It has to stop. China UN report – de Islamify. Foreign Correspondants Club. Hong Kong pro-independence leader Andy Chan defies Beijing to speak at Foreign Correspondents’ Club. Amid heavy police presence, protesters set up camp outside premises as Andy Chan Ho-tin vowed not to bow to pressure and amend his script. China biggest military exercises near Hong Kong: China makes its opposition to freedom clear: Hong Kong military garrison mounts its ‘biggest’ anti-terror drill. Haj pilgrimage tracking devices. Cruise missiles in Taiwan: Taiwan Positions Land-Attack Cruise Missile Toward Mainland China. Satellite imagery published by Kanwa Defense Review shows that Taiwan has positioned a land-attack cruise missile toward mainland China that is capable of targeting several cities along the country’s southeast coast. China makes disrespect of President Xi or national anthem a crime. Church leader seven years in jail for building Christian school: “Chinese leaders have always been suspicious of the political challenge or threat that Christianity poses to the Communist regime,” said Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University. “Under Xi, this fear of Western infiltration has intensified and gained a prominence that we haven’t seen for a long time.” Some Christians have lost their jobs, been evicted from their homes, or even jailed for their faith. In March, a prominent Chinese house church leader was sentenced to seven years in prison after he built Christian schools in Myanmar. Jailed Chinese pastor’s US family seeks mercy. One million Muslim Uighurs are being held in China’s secret ‘reeducation camps’ says UN panel. Hat to monitor your mood that might get you sacked: China Is Going to Outrageous Lengths to Surveil Its Own Citizens. New tech—including drones disguised as birds—can be a nightmare for Muslims in particular. China’s new drone designed to look like a pigeon or dove.
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