BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Irish Republican Labour activist Martin Summers
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First hour news review: by-election in Peterborough: Labour won and Brexit Party second; Lib Dems doing better now; Lib/Con austerity has created £1.7 trn National Debt – 2008 financial crisis and how it was dealt with; capitalism dead in 2008 and impending crash. Brexit: Steve Baker MP, from European Research Group, on how in case of No Deal Brexit ‘Clean Managed Brexit’ plan out this week explaining why a no deal Brexit PM won’t need parliamentary support – but it’s down to Speaker Bercow; Steve Baker MP on which leader of Tory Party he’ll support and how No Deal will work; Brexit extension approved; Boris Johnson new leader?
British military integrating with EU: Was D-Day turning point of WW2 or was it Stalingrad? EU military union, David Ellis discusses this may be why Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was sacked; PMQs D-Day celebrations and protests against Trump – Corbyn not going to Trump dinner.
PMQs Swansea tidal lagoon cancelled. PMQs Planning Inspectorate from Petts Wood won’t meet local MPs. Incinerator, Javelin Park, in Gloucestershire is illegal? Incinerator protest to hit the High Court as campaign group seeks £150million. The legal challenge over the awarding of the £650million contract to build Gloucestershire’s waste incinerator heads to Bristol High Court tomorrow. Community R4C are taking Gloucestershire County Council to court to challenge the legality of the awarding of the contract to consortium Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB). On the eve of the case being heard, Gloucestershire Police have revealed that an allegation of misconduct in a public office was made by a member of the public in relation to the project. Bristol planning committees A and B.
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Second hour Investigative reports: Julian Assange: Assange won’t face charges ..story; espionage act; As I suggested, @Wikileaks’ #Vault7 was the most explosive exposure of #CIA criminal activity ever – It’s a move that has surprised national security experts and some former officials, given prosecutors’ recent decision to aggressively go after the WikiLeaks founder on more controversial Espionage Act charges that some legal experts said would not hold up in court. The decision also means that Assange will not face punishment for publishing one of the CIA’s most potent arsenals of digital code used to hack devices, dubbed Vault 7. The leak — one of the most devastating in CIA history — not only essentially rendered those tools useless for the CIA, it gave foreign spies and rogue hackers access to them. – mass surveillance, hacking, crimes of the secret services.
George Orwell and Groupthink. 70th anniversary of 1984 publication today – 5G Network – essential for the military – Anthony Muller, a Canadian Government Advisor, discusses how multiple studies have shown that wireless radiation causes cancer – and how this will be even worse with 5G. Symposium. Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Justice Minister, discusses her new job and the Israeli relationship with Palestinians in Gaza. I24 News – discusses Tory leadership candidate Michael Gove Times column where he said British Israeli Embassy should move to Jerusalem. George Galloway sacked from Talk Radio for alleged anti Semitism – he discusses this with Piers Morgan.
Iranian regime will disappear with the help of God: According to a translation of the prime minister’s words by The Times of Israel he further agrees that “the Iranian regime” will “disappear with the help of God” — in the words of one of his supporters, to which Netanyahu adds, “You said it. From your mouth to God.“. Leaked Netanyahu Tape: We Made Trump Cancel The Iran Deal – U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’. Bilderberg – Pompeo did arrive but Iran was not on official list of topics for a change. Corbyn targeted by Deep State – what is Deep State?
Dan Damon on BBC World Update discusses Pegasus 3 spyware, developed by Israelis, that can spy on Smart Phones and the Saudis used to spy on Khashoggi. A vulnerability in WhatsApp has allowed attackers to inject commercial Israeli spyware on phones, the Financial Times reported, citing the messaging app company and a spyware technology dealer. WhatsApp discovered in early May that attackers were able to install surveillance software on to iPhones and Android phones by calling up targets using the app’s call function, the FT said in an article on May 13. The malicious code is developed by the secretive Israeli company NSO Group and can be transmitted to users even if they did not answer their phones, with the calls often disappearing from the call log, according to the spyware dealer who was briefed on the WhatsApp hack.
Saudi Arabia approved of the assault on Sudan protesters. The head of Sudan’s ruling military council was given a “green light” by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to crack down on protesters camped for weeks outside the military’s headquarters, a Sudanese military expert has told Middle East Eye. US general – Iran an ‘imminent threat’: The top US commander in the Middle East, Gen. Frank McKenzie told interviewers on Thursday that he believes Iran remains an “imminent” threat to US forces. He dismissed the idea that a US military buildup in the area had in any way diminished the perceived threat.
Yemeni Houthis hit twenty outposts inside Saudi Arabia: Yemen’s Houthi group has claimed that its forces crossed the border into neighbouring Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition against them, and took control of more than 20 positions. Speaking to Yemen’s SABA news agency, Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarei said on Wednesday that the military sites in the kingdom’s southwestern Najran province were captured in a “surprise” offensive carried out over the past three days. US Senators block arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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