Dumbing down: BBC kills off Victoria Derbyshire BAFTA award winning investigative journalism – Abusive gangster culture at council owned Bristol Waste company: whistleblower Jacqui Probert (58) – Are China’s increasing ties to Baghdad shaping new U.S. Iraq war? – Lady Arbuthnot case unsound: Prosecutors/CIA spied on Julian Assange and his lawyers – Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at Davos, Prince Charles tries to mediate

Friday 24th January 2020

At six – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After seven – straight talking and investigative reports

BCfm’s weekly Politics Show presented by Tony Gosling with Irish Republican Labour activist Martin Summers

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First hour news review: with Green councillor for Redland, Martin Fodor. Election for new Police and Crime Commissioner; some Green policies and difference they have made in Bristol Council; Bristol Energy losses under written by Council; should HS2 be stopped?; PMQs investing in Northern rail infrastructure; First Bus profits increase by almost seven times as Bristol’s Labour mayor and Marvin Rees and First’s greedy managers take the mickey. First’s accounts said its financial performance ‘exceeded expectations’;

Bristol Waste whistle blower; Bristol Waste street cleaners accused of bullying and cocaine use, ‘toxic’ culture and attacks on woman. ‘It was like being in a prisoner of war camp,’ says whistle-blower Jacqui Probert – Jacqui Probert, 58, claims she endured years of abuse while working for the waste company and felt “suicidal” by the time she resigned last month. The grandmother-of-five alleges the “toxic” culture at the Hartcliffe Way street cleaning depot included: on-duty cocaine use by a street cleaner who allegedly still works at Bristol Waste – 18 physical assaults against Ms Probert by another employee – around 20 men bullying, verbally abusing and refusing to work with Ms Probert – colleagues spitting on the floor near her and branding her a “snake with t***” and “witch” – “lazy” street cleaners refusing to get out of Bristol Waste vans to clean the city’s streets. – Ms Probert, of Filton, said: “The abuse was constant. It was like being in a prisoner of war camp.” Bristol Waste considering fines over poorly sorted rubbish ;

Bristol incinerators and pollution; FlyBe rescued by Tory government – Thangam Debbonaire, Bristol Labour MP, discussing this; Thangham also discussing Brexit and child refugees; Brexit happening next week on 31st – how different will Britain be in a years time? Interview with Liz Hughes, from Avon and Somerset Police, about how police deal with child abuse claims. The paedophiles jailed in Bristol in 2019. We list all the child sex abusers we reported on who were sentenced by judges at Bristol Crown Court last year –

PMQs Corbyn – poverty of those in work – and Universal Credit failures – rich not paying enough tax; Bristol City Council’s new budget;  1980s/1990s

Today Programme presenter who bemoaned the ‘death of journalism by PR in 1990s, Peter Hobday, dies, elbowed out by the head of BBC news Fran Unsworth; Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC2 dropped; loss of investigative journalist. Victoria Derbyshire’s Bafta-winning show to be axed in BBC cuts. Broadcaster needs to make huge savings as it picks up tab for over-75s licence fee.

BBC facing backlash over decision to axe Victoria Derbyshire investigative journalism show. Presenter ‘devastated’ by move, which is part of wider changes to be unveiled next week. BBC: Stop The Victoria Derbyshire Show being axed – Thursday’s show – possibly the last with Victoria Derbyshire
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Second hour Investigative reports: ‘Withdraw or prepare coffins’: Thousands protest in Iraq against US troop presence. Demonstrators chant ‘get out occupier’ as anger mounts over US air strike that killed top commanders earlier this month. How a Hidden Parliamentary Session Revealed Trump’s True Motives in Iraq – The U.S. is adamant that its assassination of Qassem Soleimani and refusal to leave Iraq is about protecting Americans, but a little known Iraqi parliamentary session reveals how China increasingly strong ties to Baghdad may be shaping America’s new Mideast strategy.

Million Man March in Baghdad; US say they re going to assassinate new Quds leaderUS’ top Iran envoy vows Soleimani’s successor will ‘meet same fate’ if Americans killed. THE US special representative for Iran has warned if any Americans are killed, the successor of now-deceased Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, may “meet the same fate”. – Hidden parliamentary Iraq – Trump threatens lives of Iraqi prime minister and defence minister over China infrastructure deal; Balkanising of Middle East; US pulling out of Middle East – US world control; Unidentified Drones Attack Militia Base on Iraq-Syria Border; ISIS and Western Intelligence Services – White Helmets;

peace talks in Libya – Hafta vs UN backed government; Hafta targeting civilian planes; Turks say no to NATO base in black sea.

CIA recorded Julian Assange and his lawyers. Witnesses testify that CIA spied on Assange and his lawyers. Further detailed evidence has been produced in a Spanish court that the CIA systematically and illegally recorded conversations between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his lawyers, and all other visitors, while he was trapped inside Ecuador’s London embassy before he was dragged out and arrested last April to face extradition to the US.

Sussexes split off from Royal Family – TV programme interviewing Thomas Markle, Meghan’s dad Five takeaways from Thomas Markle’s Channel 5 interview about daughter Meghan Sussex.

Miles Copeland, author of ‘Game of Nations’ and CIA Station Chief in Damascus and Cairo, confesses CIA were behind 1949 Syrian coup.

Terry Jones dies – famous scene from ‘Life of Brian’ film.  
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Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm here http://www.thisweek.org.uk

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5 comments on “Dumbing down: BBC kills off Victoria Derbyshire BAFTA award winning investigative journalism – Abusive gangster culture at council owned Bristol Waste company: whistleblower Jacqui Probert (58) – Are China’s increasing ties to Baghdad shaping new U.S. Iraq war? – Lady Arbuthnot case unsound: Prosecutors/CIA spied on Julian Assange and his lawyers – Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at Davos, Prince Charles tries to mediate
  1. Dahszil Dahszil says:

    Tony , I can’t express my gratitude enough for your Dialect Radio program and my gratitude for human beings like Alan Cheshire on Dialect . He commented that he only had the aptitude for what goes on , on the ground in war , and dangerous areas , and can’t give the big picture .On the contrary ! This gentleman Alan Cheshire and persons like him should be top representatives in government and at the UN . One of the things he said or implied was that Rwanda and Sierra Leone massacres and wars could have been prevented by the powers that be . They did nothing . me : After the conflicts theses places were wide open to exploitation from multinational corporations and the likes of US and UK top politicians gave those companies free reign and sided on the winning sides regardless of their atrocious behaviors spawning conflict and during the conflicts .

    The same obtains for externally aided or deliberately doing nothing for conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen,et al . And Mr. Cheshire was “bang on” about the press being propaganda . Noam Chomsky said in so many words it is the common man, woman and child who are the most insightful , rational compassionate , and our upper middle class on up, and leaders are the irrational manipulators and some down right devious ( and they don’t even know it, they sleep at the drop of a hat . that is what’s scary to me anyway ) Alan knew exactly what Jihad means , and our masters tell us Jihad means means just crazy war by sects of islam which it is not . . If anything our leaders in the UK and US support and manipulate fanaticism for their and high heeled friends’ benefit . and so on and so forth …

    Listening to your interview of Alan Cheshire was like reading The Ugly American, 1958 political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer , and A Nation of Sheep William Lederer . These novels are about revealing to the everyday American or British person our Aid programs to foreign nations go the wealth, the powerful and militaries and don’t help the lives of common everyday people like ourselves

    Please have Alan Cheshire on again and on the Politics show ! And where can I and others hear or read more from Alan Cheshire ?

    re: “Alan Cheshire gives us a frank account of his army career, particularly in Bosnia and Afghanistan. He went on to work as a civilian contractor in Pakistan and has advice both for senior officers in the British Army and young men thinking of joining up at an early age like he did.
    http://www.dialectradio.co.uk – BCfm 93.2 – 21 Jan 2020 , http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/104761

  2. Dahszil Dahszil says:

    Tony , Also special thanks for Dialect interview from aforementioned and comment of show : ‘This is what I believe is the truth’ – Coventry journalist Chris Youett on 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings
    Two bombs, 21 dead, 182 injured on 21st November 1974.
    http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/104761
    http://www.radio4all.net/
    aka The A-Infos Radio Project (?)

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