BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling
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First hour news review: with Labour councillor for Easton Afzal Shah and Swiss film-maker Marie Luce-Storme. Bristol Council committees and groups Afzal is part of; damning audit report on Bristol Council’s pay off to Anna Klonowski;
Noel Edmonds’ Facebook rant at Avon and Somerset police after being allegedly defrauded of £300 million: Noel Edmonds campaign about how he has been defrauded by Lloyd’s Bank Business Support Unit; Bristol Police and Crime Panel investigating complaints against Lloyds; Banks above the law? – examples of this, Tom Hayes as fall guy: ‘I was framed by UBS’: Tom Hayes’ letters from prison. Incarcerated former trader blames himself for trusting colleagues and superiors, laments his inability to push his side of the scandal in the press during the trial,
Putin and the Oligarchs, Khodorkovsky in Switzerland, Boris Berevosky’s suspicious death
Increase in knife crime in Britain and Bristol – analysis of reasons behind it – cuts, poverty, gangs and drug dealing – education; PMQs schools budgets cuts – special needs children;
BBC Week in Westminster – Lisa Nandy on new £1.6bn (£300m/pa) Deprived Town Fund – money going to LEPs not Council: Towns like mine needed a game changer from Theresa May. What we got was an insult. What are the Local Enterprise Partnerships?
Brexit: PMQs Corbyn on Brexit; results of Brexit votes in parliament this week: Brexit PARLIAMENT TAKE CONTROL vote: Which MPs REBELLED against Theresa May in Benn vote? PMQs money for No Deal?
Guy Verhofstadt, Brexit Coordinator for EU, says Brexit extension may not be possible – EU vetoing extension: BREXIT LIVE: EU pours cold water on May’s Brexit delay win – ‘ALL EU27 need to approve’ BRUSSELS have poured cold water over Theresa May’s Brexit victory by reminding the UK that “Article 50 requires the unanimous agreement of all 27 member states”;
Swiss perspective – Switzerland not in EU, has negative interest rates, and dirty money in banks.
Tories are ROBBING the poorest of our elderly. Thousands of poorest pensioners will lose out. The change means pensioners claiming after May must sign up to universal credit, which will leave the couple potentially £7,000 a year worse off.
Second hour Investigative reports: Christchurch terror attack, Kashmir, jihadi brides recruited by UK secret service criminals? Continuing Irish troubles cover-ups and Ethiopian plane crash.
New Zealand terror attacks – by white supremacists against Muslims: New Zealand mosque attacks and the scourge of white supremacy. Shootings at Christchurch mosques are only the latest on a long list of acts of white supremacist terrorism in the West. terrorism and the intelligence services.
Pakistan’s and India’s fight over Kashmir: Modi as a hard core Hindu and electioneering; shares in arms firms rocketed; History of British empire deliberately creating Kashmir to be a conflict zone into the future. Israelis helping Modi; history of Kashmir; Imran Khan.
MOD approaching universities for their psychological warfare programme: UK military turns to universities to research psychological warfare Cambridge among partners shortlisted for £70m MoD funding, documents show.
Jihadi brides Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana: Tony’s article Trial against jihadi bride Shamima Begum is ‘not possible’ – A CRIMINAL trial against jihadi bride Shamima Begum could be “impossible” as it would expose undercover agents in Islamic State, intelligence chiefs warned last night.; Rory Stewart on Radio 4 discussing who makes decision on who comes back and who doesn’t; terror trial collapses Old Bailey; Moazzam Begg freed: Moazzam Begg freed after terrorism case against him collapses. Secret intelligence material handed to prosecutors demolished case against former Guantánamo Bay detainee. British agent plot to kill MI5 handler: British double agent ‘plotted to kill his MI5 handler and attack UK’ after infiltrating jihadist group in Syria; David Cameron secret letter licence to kill: David Cameron gave MI5 agents ‘licence to kill’ in secret letter saying they should not be prosecuted for crimes, tribunal hears; Karen Bradley, Northern Ireland secretary, discusses how UK police and soldiers can kill people with impunity.
The Politics Show’s Fairford correspondent Roger Saunders discusses squadron of B-52 bombers arriving at USAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this week – said to be a NATO exercise heading for Georgia against Russia. Vladimir Golstein – EU and Russia relations: Why do they hate Russia? The West is guilty of the same crimes it accuses Russia of committing.
‘No Stone Unturned’ film about Loughin Island Massacre in Northern Ireland. Loughinisland documentary suggests Special Branch had prior knowledge of massacre. Police protecting right wing terrorists.
Boeing, Boeing, gone: TWO aircraft Boeing 737 Max 8 including Lion Air now crashed, and the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing hiding KILLER safety features: Boeing, The FAA, And Why Two 737 MAX Planes Crashed. To implement a security relevant automatism that depends on only one sensor is extremely bad design. To have a flight control automatism engaged even when the pilot flies manually is also a bad choice. But the real criminality was that Boeing hid the feature.