BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour: news review: with Green councillor for Clifton Jerome Thomas: Brexit – Theresa May’s deal; economic problems due to Brexit; will Theresa May leave?; soft and hard Brexits; another referendum?; Dominic Raab, Brexit Secretary, resigns; EU unravelling; small businesses do better with Brexit?; PMQs Corbyn – Theresa May’s Brexit deal; Labour’s position on Theresa’s deal; PMQs Peter Bore – Theresa not delivering Brexit she promised; PMQs Ken Clarke – voting for Brexit deal – maintain parliamentary sovereignty; Parliament of Mayors met in Bristol – clip of PR film on line – how is Marvin as Mayor?; Bristol transport and clean air – congestion charge? PMQs police cuts and increase in violent crimes – drug decriminalisation – decimation of youth services; Young see violence as entertainment: What might be the brutalising effects – on adults and on children – of the increase in explicit and graphically violent crime dramas and novels? It seems that as the acts of violence on our streets increase, so the public appetite for ever more violent “entertainment” increases – gang culture, young have no prospects, QE, Universal Income; PMQs Universal Credit – food banks use up nearly 50% in Stoke on Trent; stock market crash coming; Bristol carbon neutral by 2050 story: Bristol has declared a “climate emergency”, with the council unanimously backing a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 in an effort to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown. The motion put forward by Green party councillor Carla Denyer and passed on Tuesday means the city has the most ambitious emissions targets of the UK’s core cities group – with radical policy implications in the coming years. The Nazi in the BRITISH Army: ‘Outstanding’ corporal who served in Afghanistan is jailed for preparing a ‘race war’ and recruiting for neo-Nazi National Action – as seven others are convicted for belonging to the banned terror group. Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 34, believed a ‘race war’ was coming to the UK. The veteran – described as ‘outstanding’ – attempted to recruit others for terror. Another soldier acquitted of membership and two more internally punished. Vehvilainen was jailed in March but it couldn’t be reported until others faced trial. He will serve eight years in prison for his part in the far-right National Action; Hundreds of German neo-Nazi Special Forces arrested for plotting to assassinate Germany’s left wing political leadership: Secret plot by 200 elite neo-Nazi soldiers within ‘German SAS’ to slaughter politicians and immigrants in mission known as ‘Day X’ is smashed after former major confesses all. Elite soldiers planned to kill Green Party’s Claudia Roth and other left-wingers. They wanted to execute their plot when law and order broke down in Germany. Believed that was imminent and death squads were formed for assassinations – Iceland’s banned palm oil advert is on You Tube.
Second hour: Investigative reports: Israel threatening war with Iran: Trump doomed to failure: Trump’s economic war on Iran is doomed to failure says former British ambassador to Tehran Richard Dalton. With demand for Iranian oil holding firm and no international support for sanctions, the US’s harsh approach has no future. The US has declared economic war on Iran: after having pulled out of the UN security council-endorsed nuclear deal in May, the Trump administration is now unilaterally combating the right of the rest of the world to engage in legal trade with the Islamic Republic. Why are Israel and US pursuing this policy? Israel Katz, Intelligence and Transport Minister – speaking in May; Man who gave away US nuclear secrets to Israel and Soviet Union Jonathan Pollard – why is he a hero in Israel? Russia’s 100 Years of the GRU on BBC World Service – Mark Galeotti from Prague Institute for International Affairs who also works for NATO although the BBC don’t tell us this – discusses how Russia has much more counter intelligence than we do – but do Russia really spend 40% of public spending on the military as Mark Galeotti says? No, #FakeNews it’s actually around $42 billion out of a total of $247 billion public spending which is less than 20%, half what Mark Galeotti said it was – and its falling by 20% this year. Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect Moscow’s military activity ahead, a report by defence think-tank SIPRI showed on Wednesday. $72 billion versus $690 billion: Russia’s military spending is around 12% of the US military budget. BBC have the cheek to try and help us get #BeyondFakeNews (not theirs of course but on social media) why could it be that people don’t trust the BBC, shock horror? Could it be because they are a propaganda station and lie all the time, particularly when trying to start illegal wars like WMD in Iraq and chemical weapons in Syria? This segment is presented by a ‘Demon from Merry Hell’ – otherwise known as Dan Damon and Marie Helly – BBC get facts wrong and lie too but have much much bigger reach! Drone Wars – armed autonomous drones in UK – Game Theory into modern warfare with Super Computers: Game theory is one of the possible ways to study information warfare with mathematical models. This paper presents four example games which illustrate the different requirements for an effective playing strategy in information warfare. These games study, how a bold playing strategy can lead to domination, how a mixed playing strategy can reduce domination, how it can be useful to play a dominating strategy only part of the time, and how excessive domination can lead to rebels where all playing parties lose. This paper also describes meta-strategies whose goal is to modify the perceived costs and conditions of a game. This kind of perception management is closely related to the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop. Germany calling for EU army. Ukraine – EU condemning elections. Mystery Hijacking of all Google traffic – through China and Russia. Okay Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today? BGP hijacking committed ‘grand theft internet’ That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software to connect to Google and its services were instead meandering through systems in Russia and China, and not reaching servers belonging to the Silicon Valley giant. Netizens outside of America may also have been affected.Lion Air into sea – aircraft can be hacked; MH370 Malaysian Airways hacked to stop Freescale military radar technology team getting to China? Global Hawk Technology; Vault 7 leaks from Wikileaks: Wikileaks CIA Files: Spy Agency Looked At Ways To Hack And Control Cars To Carry Out Assassinations; Chinook crash also hacked? 02Jun1994: Mull of Kintyre ZD576 Chinook crash CIA v B Army? For 16 years, serious criticisms have been levelled by campaigners, around problems with the Chinook’s Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) engine control software and the troubled upgrade that introduced it into the Mk 2 model helicopter type that crashed. Vaxxed film clip – MMR vaccines causing autism – pharmaceutical companies; Andrew Wakefield clip – court case; Andrew Wakefield clip – vaccine safety research prevented, whistle-blower said Department of Health bordering on fascist.