BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Irish Republican Labour activist Martin Summers
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First hour news review: Eviction at the Bearpit – blocked off now: spice dealers; John and Martin, who lived there, discuss what it was like; vision for the place? Various groups that have tried to help.
Bristol could ban diesel cars from its city centre for eight hours a day under desperate plan to tackle air pollution: The council is in danger of having to pay back £1.65million it has received from government to develop its proposals if it misses another deadline. Bristol Trams; Metrobus; Clean air tax; Fact Check – are diesel cars really more polluting than petrol cars? Bristol’s clean air plans lack ‘complete information’ as consultation looms. The council’s executive director of resources acknowledged that beginning the consultation “before we have complete information” Mike Jackson, the council’s executive director of resources, acknowledged that beginning the consultation “before we have complete information” is a risk. The council is in danger of having to pay back £1.65million it has received from government to develop its proposals if it misses another deadline.
Fears over lack of transparency after councillor suggests there are ‘secretive boards’: is the Mayoral system a dictatorship? ‘BRISTOL IS NOT, AND NEVER SHOULD BE, A DICTATORSHIP’ – By ELLIE PIPE, Friday May 25, 2018 – Changes to Bristol City Council’s constitution have been branded a “shameless power grab” that will “effectively neuter local democracy”. The Labour administration insists that the move will make the democratic process fairer and more transparent, as it effectively gives elected councillors from the ruling party more opportunity to make their voices heard on behalf of their constituents. Under the changes, Labour will increase the number of its backbench councillors taking chair roles in committees and decrease opportunities for opposition parties to put forward ‘golden’ motions for debate – which will reflect the proportionality of the chamber instead of working on rotation. All three opposition groups slammed the “constitutional power grab” as an affront to democracy at a full council meeting on Tuesday, with Tory John Goulandris, councillor for Stoke Bishop, likening the administration to a totalitarian regime. “Bristol is not and never should be a one-party dictatorship,” he argued. Labour councillor for Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Don Alexander argued that the changes will actually give a voice to underrepresented communities in the city, saying that the group is committed to addressing inequality in the city. “Our group will be voting for everyone in this city to have an equal chance – we will not have it dominated by Southville, Bedminster and Clifton,” he said. “It’s telling that the other parties seem to have been united by a shared need to support privilege over democracy on this.” He was met with loud jeers and laughter from the other side of the chamber. Councillors excluded and kept from decisions; problems with the Mayoral system. First Bus up for sale – American hedge fund take over – bus franchising.
Tory leadership debate – will we be able to leave on the 31st? – Boris and Hunts’ answers. PMQs legislation in case of No Deal Brexit – shut down Parliament? Rory Stewart – was he part of MI6? – Steven Landringan, who was his neighbour in Kabul, discusses his neighbour.
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Second hour Investigative reports: US Drone shot down by Iran – then US were about to attack but Trump pulled them back: attack not condoned by UN Security Council or US Congress; UK SBS Special Forces were sent to Oman shortly before attacks on tankers; Revealed – Iran’s TOP SECRET weapon which will stop any US invasion attempt in its tracks – Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon – 2014 incident with the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea: the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage, which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta , contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny. As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, like turning off the TV set with the remote control – Norman Ellis discusses this technology; how long until a war with Iran? Israel’s secret Nuclear facility Israel’s Secretive Nuclear Facility Leaking as Watchdog Finds Israel Has Nearly 100 Nukes Israel is one of only five nations in the world that refuse to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, an international treaty aimed at ending the proliferation of nuclear weapons and achieving global nuclear disarmament.
Tory leader debate: Bristol questioner – Abdullah – Boris careless with his language. Boris on Liverpudlians; 7/7 London bombings – Boris Johnson ‘ranted f*** the families during 7/7 bombing victims insult’ EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson’s alleged outburst came when he was Mayor of London and being briefed about the cost of inquests into the 2005 London terror attacks which killed 52 ; Interview with Tony Farrell, former Principal Intelligence Analyst for South Yorkshire Police: 7/7 monuments daubed with protest slogans – Boris rude about it; ‘Ludicrous Diversion’ – excellent – film on 7/7 London Bombings; anomalies on 7/7; Moad-Dib, who made ‘7/7 Ripple Effect’ film, went to prison; ‘Hillsborough – Ripple Effect’ film – was it a deliberate event?
Grenfell – lavish party ‘Cock Wielding Felon’: Tory behind #Grenfell referb. hosts lavish party just before fire anniversary EXCLUSIVE: Rock Hugo Basil Feilding-Mellen, Tory councillor behind Grenfell cladding downgrade, invited actress Rosamund Pike & John Lennon’s musician son Sean to his 40th bash, MH17 – no evidence it was Russia, says Malaysia – Dutch say there is.
Putin’s four hour press conference – Putin discusses withdrawal of US from Nuclear Treaties – small yield tactical nuclear weapons. Gibraltar – Spanish port happy to have Russian ships refuel there.
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