BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Irish Republican Labour activist Martin Summers
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First hour news review: Max Langer, Bristol bus campaigner, discusses his efforts to get bus franchising in Bristol, getting a petition and a vote in Council and seeing Tim Bowles, the Metro Mayor. Extinction Rebellion – PMQs Corbyn – air quality and climate emergency – Clean Air Zone and Bristol Council.
Ursula von der Leyen is new President of Europe – some of her bid for leadership speech – is process democratic? European Commission vote results: Who is Ursula von der Leyen? Brexit: important issues being lost in Brexit black hole; withdrawal agreement and backstop; is proroguing of parliament legal? BORIS JOHNSON is widely expected to be announced as the new British Prime Minister next week – and could call an immediate snap election. So could this spell the end of Jeremy Corbyn? Nigel Farage in European Parliament saying what he thinks of Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Defence Union; is European Defence Union a counterweight against NATO? NATO false flag operations.
Is Trump a racist? – PMQs his ‘go home’ comment ‘Go back to where you came from’ against ‘The Squad’: what about Windrush scandal in UK? And Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ for illegal migrants? ‘The Squad’ calling the immigration detention centres ‘concentration camps’ even though they won’t agree to money going down there; Nancy Pelosi, white Democratic Party Leader, complaining about ‘The Squad’ prior to Trump.
Apollo 11 mission to the moon anniversary: now is it about who’s going to dominate space? – PMQs space industry in UK after Brexit? Did the space race defeat the Soviet Union?
PMQs Persimmon and their crumbling new builds Crooks, cowboys and conmen: MP’s damning verdict on Persimmon over its appalling building work – housing crisis. PMQs inequality and schools – holiday hunger of ‘free school meal’ children – austerity and Lib Dems.
Native bears and wolves back to Bristol Native bears and wolves to live side by side in Britain for the first time in 1,000 years. ‘Charismatic creatures’ will also live alongside two Eurasian lynx and two wolverines: Nazis and their de-extinction programme: The Fascist History of De-Extinction: Modern critics worry about the consequences of bringing extinct species back. The Nazis weren’t so concerned in their quest to bring back the aurochs. Troy Kennedy-Martin’s 1983 BBC adaptation of ‘The Old Men at the Zoo’ by Angus Wilson.
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Second hour Investigative reports: Talk of war with the Middle East for a long time: The Old Men at the Zoo, book by Angus Wilson, and updated TV screenplay of 1983 by Troy Kennedy Martin – about the fascist takeover of Britain at a time of nuclear war breaking out with the Middle East – an excerpt from the BBC 1983 TV drama serial; Coup attempt against Wilson in Britain in 1975 – ‘The Pencourt File’ book;
Israel’s 200 nuclear weapons. Iran’s drone shot down by US – Iran say it wasn’t – Frank Gardner, BBC, on Iran tensions; why does US want a war with Iran?; BBC Hard Talk – interview with Iran Foreign Minister, Javid Zarif – he discusses Iranian nuclear deal, Israel’s nuclear weapons, and economic warfare.
US pulling out of Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty: BBC’s Jonathan Marcus – is the treaty dead? What will NATO do in response? CULPRIT? The Russian 9M729 missile: The U.S. government says the new Russian missile violates provisions of the pact that ban production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 310 to 3,400 miles. Russian Lt. Gen. Mikhail Matveevsky, the chief of the military’s missile and artillery forces, said at a meeting with foreign military attaches that the new missile has a maximum range of 298 miles. Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, on the treaties, Russia’s non-compliance, and NATOs response to this; NATO has short range missiles aimed at Moscow; NATO considering European missile upgrade: NATO military officials are exploring whether to upgrade their defenses to make them capable of shooting down newly deployed Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles after a landmark arms treaty dissolves next month, according to three European officials. Any change to the stated mission of NATO’s current missile defense system — aimed at threats from outside the region, like Iran — would probably divide the alliance’s member countries and enrage Russia, which has long said it views NATO’s missile defense site in Romania and one under construction in Poland as a threat to its nuclear arsenal and a source of instability in Europe.
Labour anti Semitism row goes on: process of looking at it outsourced: Labour antisemitism: New emails show Corbyn aide’s plan to influence party’s panel, Emails obtained by Sky News relate to a discussion about the make-up of a panel due to hear cases related to antisemitism. Orchestrated campaign against Corbyn; 27th July Palestinian talks at 2pm at St Mary on the Quay, and 7pm at the Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre –
EXCLUSIVE: Anton Chaitkin, who’s father was a leader of the American Jewish Boycott of Nazi Germany in 1930s, discusses the history of the time: what he thinks about anti Semitism slurs against Corbyn; WW2 continuing after it finished; Anti-Nazi American Jewish Congress and American Federation of Labour vs. Jewish bank Kuhn Loeb and American Jewish Committee who were supporting Hitler and Mussolini.