BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Labour Irish Republican Martin Summers
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First hour news review: Cabinet Member for Energy and Transport; Bristol Energy moving into Energy Servicing – Smart meters not secure; City Leap Energy Programme – de-carbonising; transport – Metro Mayor and bus franchising; Labour wants to help Mayor Marvin Rees set-up a Bristol-run bus company Mr Rees said a council-owned bus company or franchise could ‘reduce car dependency’ possible Bristol run bus company; ideology of privatisation; First Bus and Smart ticketing Apps – (1) First Bus M-ticketing App (2.9) Sept 2018 – (2) First Bus Bus travel & times App (3.1) April 2019 – don’t work well; Bus Priority and Metrobus; Cashless Metrobus a good idea? Author of Brett Scott author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto, 2013) discusses who benefits from a cashless society and the problems with it – automated financial technology; Political Prince Charles is in Berlin discussing why we should remain in the EU after Brexit – should he get involved in politics? Like his relationship with Jimmy Savile Prince Charles’s friendship with paedophile clergyman Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball was ‘misguided’; VIP child sex abuse – used as blackmail against politicians; conviction of Detective Constables Sharon Patterson, 49, and Lee Pollard, 47, who hid evidence and forged documents because they didn’t want to investigate child sex abuse claims; PMQs 21,000 police cut since 2010; Thames Valley Police investigated Avon and Somerset Police as they weren’t investigating Lloyds Bank and £1bn fraud; Rowan Bosworth Davies: Why the British Banking Industry has become identical with an Organised Criminal Enterprise; Mayor Marvin Rees discusses a Bristol congestion charge; Underground in Bristol? PMQs Local Elections – Theresa May should stand down – Brexit; Tony Robinson has quit Labour Party after 40 years – saying is now an antisemitic party run by a leftist clique; Universal Credit could be scrapped in trial of basic income across parts of UK.
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Second hour Investigative reports: Palestinians in Gaza firing rockets into Israel – but they claim they were responding to a cyber attack by Israel: Jackie Long on C4 News interviewing Michael Freeman, Israeli spokesperson, about whether Israel’s retaliation was proportionate – 1 Israeli, 19 Palestinians dead – 2 state solution? Britain needs to recognise Palestine as an independent state. Some musicians are boycotting Eurovision in Israel. Jeremy Hunt interviews Mike Pompeo, a Christian Zionist: Iran nuclear deal; Special Relationship; Russia won WW2 with 10 million soldiers dead by 1945 – British and US lost about 400,000 personnel each – we’re not taught that in UK – as Russia commemorates this with parades in Moscow – VE DAY The BBC has a pathetic hatchet job on Stalin; US regime change in Iran; ‘Corbyn’s position on Venezuela disgusting’; Mike Pompeo very confused, is anti Zionism same as anti Semitism? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “Its not anti-Zionism to critique an Israeli policy set. [really?] It is anti-Zionism to take positions which undermine the democracy that exists in Israel and the human rights there.” Dan Damon on BBC World Service interviews Prof. Mohammad Marandi = Professor Mohammad Marandi – Tehran University, Iran – unusually we get the Iranian point of view on BBC. US Carrier strike force transits Suez Canal. Russia must build own internet in case of foreign disruption – Putin. USAF Fairford B-52s in Gloucestershire over on an exercise we mentioned a few weeks ago were practising a nuclear strike on Russia. Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammed Jared Zarif, discusses how US tries to use coercion rather than diplomacy. Top US Officials Meet on Possible Attack on Iran – US Officials Continue to Falsely Accuse Iran of Planned Attack – Iran Calls for Strengthening Nuclear Deal, EU Rejects ‘Ultimatum’ – US Commander Says He Could Send Carrier Into Strait of Hormuz – Trump blaming John Bolton for failed Venezuela coup. Chelsea Manning released from jail. Daniele Ganser discusses reform of the UN – a good US Secretary General unafraid to speak ot on illegal wars is vital.