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Friday 21st Febuary 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world 
After six -
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers


Friday 14th Febuary 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world 
After six -
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First hour: News review with shadow Foreign Office minister and Labour MP for Bristol East, Kerry McCarthy. Rushing home for last year's recall of parliament and Syria vote; Kerry's visit to Malawi and Mozambique for a Commonwealth conference; LGBTs; Cameron and human rights; DWP leak about privatising the administration of pensions, is it more efficient? Rolls Royce share prices tumble because they are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over bribery allegations – rumours that GKN are planning to move away from Filton; Prime Minister's Questions: Ed Miliband on the floods – should Environment Agency chair Chris Smith resign? PMQs: Graham Morris on the Bedroom Tax being dropped in Scotland – Dispatches documentary showed 350,000 disabled people are hit by this tax and may face eviction; PMQs Stephen Timms MP on 1 million youth unemployed leading to a 'lost generation' – Labours' Future Jobs Fund was dropped when the Tories came to power; talk by Tommy Sheridan, former Scottish Socialist Party MSP, on the cuts policies pursued by all parties; Chancellor George Osborne accused of bullying the Scots on ruling out the Scottish Pound, he, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander taking their orders from former Goldman Sachs governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney.
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Second hour: Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers. The USA military's' command bases around the world – UsAfriCom for Africa based in Stuttgart, Germany next door to UsCentCom for the Middle East – USPAcom, USEUcom, USNorthCom and USSouthCom. Pakistani man Kareem Khan, who was to testify about drones strikes on his family to EU, abducted, believed to be by Pakistani secret service the ISI. Reprieve charity campaigning for his release – the destabilising of Pakistan in an undeclared war by NATO. War brought increase in violence against women in Afghanistan but UK and US troops pulling out. Interview with photographer Guy Smallman, journalist who has just returned from Afghanistan where he visited Kabul and Fara City. Violence against women is increasing – poverty, addiction, arranged marriages, no knowledge of human rights, incompetence of the government and an explosion in opium production which Martin Summers says is being shipped out on British military transport planes according to websites NarcoNews and CIAdrugs. Exclusive interview with John Roberts a farmer from Bussex Farm, Westonzoyland on the Somerset levels, about the floods and the incompetence of the Environment Agency, he wants EA chief Chris Smith sacked immediately. Cost to dredge the River Parrett £4.5m, money spent on Steart Bird Sanctuary £32m and the River Parret has enormous silted banks with trees growing on them as well as seven feet of silt in the bottom yet some still deny dredging is needed. Tommy Sheridan's talk again – abolishing the monarchy and privatising industries in the public sector. Former Scottish Socialist MP Tommy Sheridan wants end to monarchy and nationalisation of utilities. RBS and asset stripping companies. PMQs Cameron asking Ofgem and Competition Commission to look into the profits of the energy companies, as Labour suggested. PMQs Tory MP John Baron on nuclear test veterans – no compensation, Gulf War Syndrome. Former MI5 officer Annie Machon on Edward Snowden, formerly secret 'Five Eyes' programme and Echelon – NSA, GCHQ and spying. Former Bristol MP Tony Benn is ill in hospital.
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Friday 7th Febuary 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world 
After six -
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First hour: News review with Mark Weston, conservative councillor for Henbury, and chair of Bristol City Council's Transport and Scrutiny Committee. Bristol's buses, residents parking to cost £50 annually, the prospect of a Bristol City Centre congestion charge, Bristol Mayor George Ferguson how much power and how much of a political mandate does he really have? new Bristol police custody suites not to be managed privately as it will cost roughly £600k more, are new 'super custody suites' too far outside population areas? Police will be able to view private NHS health records using a password – without going through the court and getting a warrant; opt out of the selling of your private medical records here - the unions and the new 'one person one vote' system to choose the Labour Party leader; is the tube strike in London justified? Should striking in 'essential services' be against the law? London mayor Boris Johnson considers suing the RMT union for revenue loss;  PMQs Ed Miliband – not enough women MPs in the Tory Party, and speaker Bercow telling Education Secretary Michael Gove: “Mr Gove, you need to write out a thousand times ‘I will behave myself’ at Prime Ministers' Questions.” to write 1000 lines! In the new guidance to be handed to teachers this week Mr Gove recommends “tough but proportionate” punishments such as writing lines. PMQs: Ed Miliband – a senior woman Tory MP removed and replaced by an old Etonian; Cameron running government threough the 'old boy network'? 75% of MPs are millionaires; PMQs Fiona McTaggart – fraud in private companies in the public sector – white collar crime, banking fraud but companies are fined, no individuals sent to prison; PMQs - Royal Mail shares over 80% higher now than originally sold for; A&E under pressure – malnourished patients turning up; former UKIP Chairman advocates terminating foetuses with Down's Syndrome.
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Second hour: Interview with Alex Hart in Frome from 'Frack Free Somerset', about fracking and 'Frack Free February'. Polluted water making people ill, radioactive water entering the aquifer, earthquakes caused by fracking. Tory politicians benefiting from fracking: Lord Green the HSBC Money Launderer; Lord Brown – disgraced chairman of BP, Bilderberger & Chairman of Quadrilla ; Peter Lilley denying his links subsequently proven to TESSA...drilling company;  Lord Green – BASS ...supplies fracking.  Various events for Frack Free February and Frack Free Somerset website. Interview with Edward Snowden by a German TV network: the privatisation of the security services and the dangers of this; the NSA and violations of authorisations; mass surveillance; NSA, GCHQ and BND are close; economic spying.  Edwin Black's 'IBM and the Holocaust' and the danger of mass government data trawls and the laws put in place to stop it. GCHQ and illegal Distributed Denial of Dervice (DDoS) cyber attacks against protesters who have not broken the law. US bases in Britain under question by Tom Watson and the House of Lords after 50 years because they may be being used for illegal surveillance and drone killings. US State Department official Victoria Newland and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyat – their intercepted phone call swearing about the EU in derisory terms, fixing the new Prime Minister, leadership of Ukraine with no involvement from the people of Ukraine.
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Friday 31st January 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world 
After six -
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First hour: News review with Gary Hopkins, Lib Dem councillor for Knowle, and chair of Resources Scrutiny Committee. The council budget – £500m a year, and cuts – about £25m a year over the next three years; First Bus increased use and profits and how the LibDems plan to make improvements to Bristol's buses; Tory, Ian McKellen (who lives in Limehouse, East London) and alleged anti-gay comments by proposed Lord Mayor Chris Windows; Kerry McCarthy lead a delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia to counter what she calls anti-gay propaganda; 15 student protesters accosted by private security and arrested in Birmingham University; conservatives in Worcestershire deny poverty exists in UK despite food bank usage tripling in one year and national use of food banks set to hit one million people in 2014; charges dropped by Iceland supermarket against people taking food from skips, police return food to Iceland only for them to put it in the bin again; PMQs Ed Miliband – Tories had said 50p tax rate set in stone and then dropped it; PMQs - 'wrong kind of recovery' fuelled by property bubble; PMQs – flooding on the Somerset levels; dreadful response to flooding by overpaid Chair of the Environment Agency, Chris Smith; total incompetence of Chris Smith's Environment Agency (EA) mismanagers leaving Huntspill CLOSED so North Levels cannot drain into the sea; opinions of Somerset levels Muchelney residents Chris Matthews and Bryony Sadler from Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG); Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England, warns Scots they will have to pay if they want a Scottish pound.
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Second hour: Interview with Ian Fraser, journalist, blogger and author of 'Shredded: The Rise and Fall of RBS' He discusses banking, fraud and the terrible practices of RBS - including Global Restructuring Group (GRG) deliberately engineering the default of viable companies and then asset stripping them, pension funds fraud, and persecuting individuals who try to bring legal cases against them. Descent into mass criminality in the City of London who now seem to have resorted to being attractive as the most criminal financial centre in the war where everybody knows that nobody will be prosecuted for any crime. CPS, SFO and City of London police are so corrupt that Prosecutions for crimes taking place in the City of London are now only taking place in the US: SFO left shamefaced after US nails City fraudster. Commercial Lending in the UK is unregulated. Ed Pennings of State Street overcharged clients by £12.2m = Gross Misconduct, fined £23m on 31st January 2014 by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). HBOS Nine charged with blackmail, etc. etc. Andrew Bailey, no. 2 at Financial Services Authority (FSA) knew Co-operative bank had liquidity and capital problems but pushed through the bank as preferred bidder for sale of Lloyds branches agreed with the European Union (EU). NatWest Three committed massive fraud at Enron. Lawrence Tomlinson's November 2013 report into GRG: Royal Bank of Scotland's Derek Carlisle of Global Restructuring Group (GRG) said "We will destroy you and your family" and did. GRG's 'malicious', 'vindictive' and 'nasty' intimidate solicitors saying "We're going to hound you". Martin Summers discusses the recent tapering of quantitative easing in the US, the effect of this on the emerging stock markets of the BRICS countries, the world's commodities markets and a possible impending financial crash. The director of UK surveillance agency GCHQ Ian Lobban stands down - due to revelations of criminality within by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden? Edwin Black's 'IBM and the Holocaust', Nazis used databases and computers for mass genocide, and consolidated databases like the one for NHS medical records (opt out here). Former US Marine Ken O' Keefe on 'The People's Voice' internet TV channel, discussing 9/11 as a False Flag operation.
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24th January 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six -
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First Hour: Review of the weeks news with Tim Kent, leader of the Lib Dems and councillor for WhitchurchPark. LibDem peer Lord Rennard touching up various women – have the Lib Dems dealt with this properly? Has French president Hollande's socialist experiment failed? – no quantitative easing in France,  the Euro, and a right-wing German government;  a Sheffield study says real unemployment may be 3.5m, a million more people than official figures due to so many not being on benefits;  PMQs Ed Miliband – 13 million in poverty in Britain today – even though Britain 7th richest country in the world Speenhamland system for supplementing incomes of the poor to help them buy bread - now its Housing benefit they need; Funding plan for Bristol's £91 million arena agreed – can Bristol afford it? Will local people be able to afford to use it? Building and operating jobs for local people?  KPMG being investigated for auditing Co-op Bank fraudulently;  Gordon Anglesey, former Chief Police of North Wales, arrested and interviewed about child sexual abuse at state care homes in the 1970s and 80s;  PMQs The Trussell Trust food banks – rents too high;  bedroom tax and a loophole in the law;  PMQs utility bills and direct debit costing poorer people £150 or so more every year; why should the poor pay more? Private and personal NHS medical records and other data being put onto a central database for sale to drug and insurance firms by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Link to opt out here
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Second Hour: Daphne Havercroft from South West Whistleblowers Health Action Group  (SWHAG). Sean Turner inquest: parents call for independent inquiry into hospital - Coroner concludes there were 'lost opportunities' in four-year-old's care at Bristol Royal children's hospital - Results of inquest into suspicious deaths on Ward 32. Liam Nevin, Bristol City Council's legal chief, formerly worked for North Bristol NHS Trust and saw them through the Southmead Hospital Private Finance Initiative (PFI) which is costing the taxpayer millions of pounds. Dr Perter Harrowing is Asst Deputy Coroner was formerly head of legal services at UHB NHS Trust, lots of connections between 'independent' coroners service and the NHS. Charlie Cooper's article in the Independent saying billions of pounds of cuts to NHS are the main problem.  Kevin Phillips, Chairman of Avon and Somerset Police Federation, discusses the recent story of how the federation needs to change. How the federation is funded, it's structure, and an attack by this right wing government, seem to be problems. Plebgate, privatising and the potential merging of police authorities also covered. Mike Birkin, from South West Friends of the Earth (FoE), discusses the flooding of the Somerset levels whether this is due to climate change or sabotage by the Environment Agency. Ancient 'Lake Villages' near Westhay on the levels and Glastonbury. Fracking in the Mendips covered - government gives out new round of exploration licences. Martin Summers round up of hot spots round the world: World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos – will they tackle rising inequality or just discuss it? Syria peace talks – Sarin chemical weapons attack came from rebel controlled area and accusations of 11,000 rebels tortured by the Syrian government. China works with mercenary firm, Blackwater XE founder Eric Prince; Mexican drug cartels and US DEA agents having scores of secret meetings, far too close, even working together; riots on the streets of Kiev in Ukraine as the older Ukrainians and Eastern Ukrainians lean toward Moscow and Younger Western Ukrainians prefer Brussels.
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17th January 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six -
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First Hour: News review with Daniella Radice, Bristol Green Party leader and councillor for Bishopston. The badger cull cost £4000 per badger but £50m 2007 DEFRA report to justify cull cost £27,000 per badger - total £30,000 per badger! Green party cabinet member Gus Hoyty Toyty and the bedroom tax; Traders and Residents Against Sainsbury's at Horfield (TRASH) campaign to stop a Sainsbury's being built in Bristol Rovers' Memorial Ground at top of Gloucester Road – football, planning gain and corporate raiders in the football world; Ed Miliband's speech about bringing more competition into banking – zombie casino banks still not dealt with, bonuses and short-termism; Is £38m of Bristol City Council public money for Bristol Arena justified? Arena costing total of £91m. City Deal, Public Property Board is chaired by the Mayor of Bristol and has representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency, Government Property Unit, Bristol City Council and two representatives from the Business Community, Local Enterprise partnership; Bristol 24-7 coment page Economic vision blind to closing gap between Bristol’s rich and poor: Until we address the real problems of equality of opportunity, the city will never realise its true economic and social potential, writes Tessa Coombes. PMQs Milliband and Cameron on housing – building firms sitting on land; PMQs Tessa Munt on fracking and bribes to local government; FoI request Guardian: Emails reveal UK helped shale gas industry manage fracking opposition: Government officials accused of cheerleading for fracking by sharing 'lines to take' and meeting for post-dinner drinks: LibDem Tory Coalition government departments with a very cosy relationship with Fracking companies pushing fracking; former LibDem Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was not so friendly. European elections coming up in May: UKIP leader Nigel Farage on the United States of Europe and Goldman Sachs controlling what is now totally undemocratic Greece – The Green Party stand on how unbridled immigration affects Britain from Europe.
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Second Hour: Interview with Chris Bollyn, freelance photographer, author and journalist. He used to work for US newspaper American Free Press, and covered Bilderberg in early 2000s as a photographer. He has written books on 9/11 and had trouble with undercover cops. He was not let in to UK recently due to this trouble. Further revelations from Edward Snowden on the NSA – devices planted in laptops enabling surveillance and text message surveillance – no legal basis, NSA leaks: British spies were given access to US 'Dishfire' system that reads hundreds of millions of texts from around the world. NSA infiltrated more than 100,000 offline computers using covert devices, say leaks: The intelligence agency reportedly inserted radio-transmitters into computers via spies and unwitting users to crack disconnected devices. Stasi State, US internet companies losing business. Jewish American Edwin Black who wrote 'IBM and the Holocaust' – Prescott Bush trading the Nazis. The corruption of Britain: UK’s key institutions infiltrated by criminals: Investigations editor Tom Harper's story in The Independent about criminal groups infiltrating the Metropolitan Police using Freemason lodges - Scotland Yard investigated this in Operation Tiberius. Follows on from Project Riverside from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). UK politicisans' and armed forces chiefs' Iraq war crimes go to the top as Public Interest Lawyers two year long report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Seamus Milne on George Galloway's Saturday Russia Today show Sputnik – discussing Thatcher government's use of security services to crush Arthur Scargill and the miner's strike who nearly won the battle to save the pits fairly. Roger Waters, lead singer and Pink Floyd guitarist compares Israel to Nazi Germany, says treatment of Palestinians by Israelis is like the Holocaust.
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/73839


10th January 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six -
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

First Hour: News review with Rob Telford, Green councillor for Ashley ward. Council meetings, Mayor Ferguson's £90m budget cuts over three years, £7m found so less cuts needed, now £83m. St. Pauls Learning Centre, Lynton Crosby, political party donors, and the media, included in introduction discussion. Mark Duggan's inquest, death of Ian Tomlinson and corrupt police never being brought to justice; police cuts and some having to go by bus; If the police are waiting at the bus stop, having arrested someone, should they go upstairs, should they go downstairs or should they not arrest at all? £1.8bn cuts to social care - is care not valued in society? Lack of social care beds exacerbating crisis overloading A&E departments; Mayor George Ferguson and the Bristol budget consultation period; cuts to the Environment Agency, the floods, energy companies and electricity failures over Christmas; four American states have water which has been polluted from fracking, which pumps heavy metals and poisonous chemicals deep into the earth to extract shale oil and gas - desperate 1944 Nazi fracking in Hechingen, Germany at the end of the Second World War when Hitler was desperate for oil; Prisoners' lawyer Iqbal Singh Kang, a lawyer with Gurney Harden Solicitors, explains riots in the private G4S run Oakwood 'Titan jail' near Birmingham where many prisoners local to Bristol have been transferred, meaning long journeys for local families of loved ones in jail.
programme page http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/73697

'In the third week of November 1944 reconnaissance showed that several sites of feverish activity had suddenly appeared near Hechingen. We could not at first make sense of them, but such activity in any event needed to be taken seriously, and the proximity to Hechingen made us wonder whether we had at last found evidence of a frantic effort by the Germans to make a last minute attempt at a nuclear bomb. I showed the photographs to F.A. Lindemann, Lord Cherwell, on 23rd November, who immediately warned Winston Churchill, and plans were made for further reconnaissance, and for bombing. I began to feel that nuclear intelligence had really 'taken off'.
Within a few days though, the scare was dispelled. Wing Commander Douglas Kendall had spotted that all the sites were in the same string of valleys, and were on much the same level. After a visit to the Geological Museum in South Kensington, he found that a German geologist had reported low-grade oil shales in the area, and it turned out that all the Germans were doing now that their oil installations were being heavily attacked, was to try to exploit this unpromising source of supply.'

Most Secret War, Chapter 48, Nuclear Energy; p. 601, British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945 by R. V. Jones, Hamish Hamilton 1978, Coronet 1979, ISBN 0 340 24169 1
Made into a BBC Series 'The Secret War '

Second Hour: Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: Fallujah (Iraq), Syria, Al Qaeda, 'Doctors without Borders' kidnappings, 'Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant' (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Sunni and Shia Muslims. World War One is discussed as this year is the 100th anniversary: Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove and Boris Johnson defending WWI as a 'Noble cause'; Guardian columnist Seumus Milne's article: First world war: an imperial bloodbath that's a warning, not a noble cause. the British and French carving up the Middle East - Is this World War Three? A row has erupted between Sir Tony Robinson and Michael Gove after the education secretary said programmes like Blackadder were being used to feed "myths" about World War One. Richard Attenborough's 1969 film: Oh! What A Lovely War (A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing on the members of one royal family that start it all and a poor family who go off to war. Much action revolves around the words and music of hymns and songs of the soldiers. Infamous incidents of the war are portrayed, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas 1914 truce between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front.) and Miranda Carter's book 'George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm - Three Royal Cousins On The Road To World War 1' The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One Tory Chancellor George Osbourne and his 2014 economy speech on Monday: is this a 2015 election speech for activists and funders? The national debt is so big cuts are going to hardly make a difference; bankers, Quantitative Easing (QE) or Printing Money, personal debt, asset prices, and rich people running off with all the money like bandits; Tony Blair's profits boosted by £13 in 'bumper year' 2013 so was he promised riches to start an illegal war etc. while he was Prime Minister? Welfare cuts - economic illiteracy. US journalist Edwin Black's book: IBM and the Holocaust which explains mass survillance by the Nazis and how they were helped by greedy US corporation IBM and their Hollerith machines, leased via Switzerland.
programme page http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/73698


3rd January 2014

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five - download: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six - download:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

First hour: Review of the weeks news with Martin Summers. Two terrorist bombings in Volgagrad (used to be called Stalingrad), Russia near Sochi winter Olympics - false flag? Litvinenko, FSB , Prince Bandar Bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Doku Umarov; Knighthood for Paul Tucker, former deputy head of Bank of England - how BoE works, how printing money or Quantitative Easing artificially inflates asset prices and causes a bubble, and creates a fake economic recovery; former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown says we may be due another financial crash; clip of Mike Maloney describing the origins of money around 650 BC, Gold Silver and Electrum coins minted then still retain their value today, from his documentary 'The Hidden Secrets of Money' - does money really represent anything or is it just a bit of paper? The gold standard, 1944 Bretton Woods conference during World War Two, British Economist John Maynard Keynes proposed adoption of the Bancor as an international currency was discarded and the Dollar was made the reserve currency based on oil. How economic crises aid the rise of dictators (e.g. in 1925 and 1930 aiding Hitler); 2014's local and European elections; 2013 Ghouta, nr Damascus, Sarin attack in Syria conducted by Western Intelligence Services? Was it a simple false flag attack with a major media element to shock NATO public and politicians into war? A rare glimpse inside Americas' deadly fraternities - the 'Sigma, Alpha, Epsilon' fraternity of Salisbury University, Maryland - like being tortured in Guantanamo Bay - these 'frats' guarantee students a nice easy career in Wall Street. Comparable to the initiation of freemasonry. 60 odd people have died in these 'hazing' initiations in recent years. Cameron ahead in polls - Murdoch media, Martin still believes there will be a financial crash.
programme page http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/73578
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Second Hour: Bilderberg chief Kenneth Clarke aided by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling are destroying Legal Aid both civil and Criminal and Bristol's barristers are striking on Monday for the first time in 700 years because they belive these cuts will create a two tier legal system. Will Stone from the Avon and Somerset Law Centre discusses the rights of employees: legal aid cuts, trade unions, bullying at work, employment tribunals, macro-economics of cuts, equality cases, unfair dismissal. A gaze into 2014: clip of Bill Still on potential financial difficulties in 2014; is Bitcoin a giant ponzi scheme? Hedge funds take over the Co-operative bank but was it Economic Warfare? Derivatives and commodity markets explained, how some are beting now on food shortages and have a vested interest in hunger, war and destruction. Ethical banks and building societies listed if you want to move away from the Co-operative Bank. China's military presence growing - Hinkley, nuclear power, subsidised by totalitarian China - Japan and China potential conflict Mass surveillance is a problem because 1. it's a criminal offence 2. the secret service can use information to pull strings and, 3. in many cases, are the terrorists. Snowden revelations.
programme page http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/73579
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27th December 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review Inside Housing front page: 300% increase in rising damp: landlords report a surge in mould complaints as squeezed tenants under-heat their homes, buy-to-let bubble is being reheated, general housing discussion; despite what leader of the opposition Ed Miliband says will Labour party really be able to intervene in energy markets? 30 years of idiotic policies have brought us to the brink of disaster; is Britain a democracy? Does the government ever decide on policy and how democratic is our first-past-the-post voting system? PM doesn't have a majority of the votes and gets told what to do by the banks; London mayor Boris Johnson draws analogy between money and intelligence; Boris manoeuvring to be next Tory leader. 'Boardroom greed is good' appeals to the Tory party's city funders and some voters. Cornflakes pack analogy. Spirit of envy is good. London is the 'soft power' capital of the world. Ex-soldiers jailed for six years for firebombing Grimsby mosque after Lee Rigby's murder. US nuclear weapons boss Major General Michael Cary is sacked as commander of US 20th Air Force of ICBMs. Anders Breivik was not followed by Oslo police helicopter. Were private firm Craft security behind the Boston bombing? 25 years on what was really behind the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988. Is it flu research or germ warfare in disguise? EU H5N1 flue vaccine tests could kill millions of people. Russian oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky who tried to do deals with Israel for Russian oil is released. Councils making £600m of surplus profit around the UK from parking charges. Councils being run like businesses. Protesters gather to fight plans to close 22 of Bristol's 23 public loos. British society must not revert to "times of Charles Dickens" and leave the nation's poorest families in desperate need of food and clothes, Action for Children has warned. It said the nation has already reverted to the poverty of the 1940s, and "can't go back" further. Prisoners across Britain are banned from getting parcels and packages from families on the outside. This Christmas sees three times last year's usage of Food Banks says the Trussel Trust. Western backed Egyptian military government declares majority group, the Muslim Brotherhood an illegal terrorist group. [audio: 201312271700] download

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Second hour: review of 2013 'Privacy matters': US NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gives his Christmas Message comparing GCHQ and the NSA to George Orwell's 1984 totalitarian states warning us of 'the end of privacy'. O2 changes Cameron 'porn filter' after charity sites blocked. Open Rights Group (ORG) is monitoring UK blocking and filtering on new website www.blocked.org.uk Snowden story broke on the first day of this year's Bilderberg meeting in Watford, UK. Michael Meacher MP explains why he felt politicians inside should report back to parliament and he insisted on the first parliamentary Bilderberg debate. Tony Crofts arrives to announce his office buildings to housing organisation AEOBhousePeople now has £150,000 invested and money is rolling in at £10k per week, any investment from £50 to £20,000 is welcome. Death of US Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings, was he assassinated by the man he was investigating CIA Director John Brennan who has been using the US military to spy on the press. Independent Diplomat founder Carne Ross gives his views on the danger of hypocrisy of holding the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka. "You have to attack civilians, the people, women, children, far away from any political game so authorities can bring in a state of emergency" Daniel Bushell on Russia Today interviews Daniele Ganser about Operation Gladio. We hear telephoned death threats against Tony Gosling recorded with an app., from a terrorist group affiliated to the English Defence League (EDL) called the Jewish Defence League (JDL) classed as a terrorist organisation. Avon & Somerset police trace the number withheld call and interview the owner of the London house where the call originated. [audio: 201312271800] download


20th December 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: News review and Edward Snowden scandal exclusive with Kevin Cahill: UK citizen sues Microsoft over Prism private data leak to NSA News review with Kevin Cahill, journalist and author of 'Who owns the World'. Kevin discusses journalism, newspaper barons Richard Desmond, Lord Rothermere and Rupert Murdoch. Land ownership in Britain with 1% owning over 70% of the land and 65% have a stake in the land either through a mortgage or owning it outright so 35% are landless. Bristol's Mayor is urged not to evict people because of the bedroom tax; unemployment is down but too many jobs are part-time, low paid or insecure - tax credits, Quantitative Easing, asset prices, and tax havens; DWPs' cruel benefit sanctions; Romanian and Bulgarian migrants taking British jobs because of EU rules. Kevin discusses in depth how he is suing Microsoft, Google and Facebook for giving their UK customers' private data to the US spy agency, the NSA. Former MI5 officer Annie Machon explains how GCHQ and the UK secret services lie to parliament and why their mass data trawls are so dangerous for our freedoms won over hundreds of years in the West [audio: 201312201700] download

Second hour: Mark Goodway from Bristol's Matthew Tree Project Food Store charity discusses food banks and the recent massive increase in need for these – Matthew Tree now has 6 outlets in Bristol. This is put mainly down to changes in benefits, including benefit sanctions. Mark talks of the broken people he sees and the vicious circle of cutting benefits leading to stress and health problems, and then inability to work. PMQs: Nick Betts MP asks PM about Children who have no food in the house over the whole weekend. MPs yell 'Scrooge' as Nick Raynsford MP tells PM the Archbishops of Westminster and Canterbury criticise Coalition government's neglect of the poor. Matthew Tree based on Biblical St. Matthew, helps people mentally as well as with food. The EU offered Britain about £22 million for food banks but the UK cabinet and Prime Minister David Cameron has turned it down. Continuing to receive EU agricultural subsidies of tens of millions of pounds for The Queen, one of the richest people in the world. Martin Summers and a round up of international stories: Ukraine moves eastwards but keeps EU ties; US AfriCom, which is based in Stuttgart, Germany, and Western sponsored 'sectarian' wars in Africa bringing colonial troops in America’s Conquest of Africa: The Penetration of AFRICOM on the Continent. Inmates at Guantanamo Bay being 'bribed' with luxuries and pornography to work for the CIA - known as 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' programmes. Frome based Freya Lawton, from Peace Intention, discusses this new initiative harnessing what people really want, to help bring peace in the world.- Peace Intention website [audio: 201312201800] download [caption id="attachment_29615" align="alignnone" width="300"]Yes, the Pentagon really does think it controls the whole world - http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0109_unifiedcommand/

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13th December 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Explanation of one likely 'Knights Templar' origin of the Friday 13th superstitions after nonsense peddled this morning by an 'astrologer' on BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall show. Good documentary on the Crusades made by former Monty Python comedian Terry JonesPrivate Eye's lngest running corruption story since the 1960s John Poulson affair: Fraud, theft, death and planning conspiracy in Gloucestershire's Cotswold Water Park - news review with LibDem Cotswold District Councillor Esmund Jenkins. Banking and Britain's unpayable debts; Iceland jails four bankers and surges ahead economically; should MPs pay be raised? The huge gap between the rich and poor in Cameron's Britain; a clip of Mandela's lawyer, Lord Joffe, from Today in Parliament, explaining how courageous he was; Gil Scott-Heron's 1976 song 'Johannesburg' from the album 'From South Africa to South Carolina'. Esmond Jenkins discusses planning corruption around The Cotswold Water Park in forensic detail, involving large amounts of money. Dennis Grant was jailed in 2011 for fraud but Esmond believes there are others involved. Several people have died in the process including Stroud based Public Relations consultant and journalist Declan Cunningham who, we reveal tonight, wrote the Cotswold Water Park corruption stories up for Private Eye. [audio: 201312131700] download

Why the scourge of corruption in the Cotswold Water Park must be confronted – Cllr Esmond Jenkins

Also - complete CWP corruption video

Second hour: Gloucestershire's Cotswold Water Park planning corruption continues. Gloucestershire Freemasons: ten names handed to police who fail to investigate. Esmond Jenkins continues with his story about The Cotswold Water Park. He discusses what he believes is Freemasonry connections in the planning scandal. Clips of Martin Short who wrote 'Inside the Brotherhood' about police, the City of London and Freemasonry, also what is Freemasonry? Nikki Clark, from Stop Hinckley, explains why she is against nuclear power. Nuclear waste, how much it costs and how to deal with it is covered in detail - Cumbria may be a recipient even though the local authority voted against it. Also alternative energies, Blacklisting firm Amec is a potential contractor to build Hinkley C. Economics of nuclear energy, it can never pay and Britain is at least half a decade behind countries like Germany.  Stop Hinkley campaigner Nikki explains her reasons for opposing Hinkley C nuclear deal. Former MI5 officer Annie Machon explains the inner workings of GCHQ and dire implications of the Edward Snowden leaks for British democracy on radio channel Voice of Russia. Terrible dangers of today's unaccountable intelligence services. Frank Sinatra song '' [audio: 201312131800] download


6th December 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Lawrence Hill Hibaq Jama; death this week of Nelson Mandela, apartheid in Isreal/Palestine and Sri Lanka. As a Somalian Muslim she describes her family's work in Somalis, how she got interested in politics and the present problems in Somalia being part of a Western militarised zone around Iran. Nelson Mandela, who died this week, communism, apartheid still growing in Sri Lanka and Israel/Palestine, social apartheid throughout the world and in the West under 'austerity', a clip of Mandela's first interview on ITV in 1961 with Brian Widlake. What was the real role of now Prime Minister David Cameron's 1989 sanctions busting trip to apartheid South Africa? The secret criminal sale of South African nuclear weapons before black majority rule and the ANC came to power - nuclear arms dealing conspiracy involving Prime Minister David Cameron, Leading Tory fund-raiser Sir Kenneth Warren from Kilmersdown in Somerset, former MI6 officer Stephan Kock, MoD weapons inspector Dr David Kelly, arms dealer and former Rhodesian special forces soldier John Bredenkamp, subsidiary of Astra Fireworks, Astra Holdings and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Detailed in the four part article by Peter Eyre US and the UK lost 3 nuclear weapons each! Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Winter and the energy bill crisis; public sold £2bn short over Royal Mail by LibDem Vince Cable and Goldman Sachs; Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's Autumn statement: student loan book sold off, KPMG, with their dubious track record, trusted again by this government. Is Osborne out of touch with family economics in the real world? Ed Ball's response; Marina Morris's voxpop on the Pope calling capitalism the new tyranny. [audio: 201312061700] download

Second hour: investigative reports, Will Stone, from The Avon and Bristol Law Centre, discusses The Court of Appeal agreeing Work Capability Assessments discriminate against the mentally ill. Similar unfairness for the most vulnerable in society from Home Choice Bristol, the City Council's housing bid and allocation service. Contracted out University workers and UK Student Unions being closed down, Students' #CopsOffCampus campaign as police arrive to break up student demonstrations and occupations. Your rights as an employee. Europe's biggest country Ukraine torn since the 2004 'Orange Revolution' between East (Viktor Yanukovych) and West (Yulia Tymoshenko) Marina Morris, who is Ukrainian, reads a small piece about the problems in Ukraine - being pulled between Europe and Russia, and the power politics behind this; sad death of Winston Churchill & Desmond Morton's private secret agent John Ainsworth Davis and his book, 'Op JB' about rescuing Hitler's treasurer Martin Bormann at the end of the war, 1960s and 1970s UK television host Alan Whicker mentions Hitler's Nazi treasurer Martin Bormann in Paraguay surviving after World War Two in a 1970 edition of Whicker's World; Lord Carrington and Moffatt T. Burriss discuss Operation Market Garden, Lord Carrington's refusal to advance from Nijmegen to Arnhem on the evening of Wednesday 20th September 1944, effectively 'throwing' Operation Market Garden, sacrificing the 1st Airborne battalion at Arnhem bridge and allowing the Germans time to arrange to get their looted valuables out of the country for Martin Bormann's economic 'Fourth Reich'. Former US Naval Intelligence talk show host William Cooper discusses a secret masonic 'priesthood', the Illuminati, operating behind the scenes manipulating world affairs for thousands of years. [audio: 201312061800] download

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29th November 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Southmead Jenny Smith; suicide of disabled former Kingswood nurse Jacqueline Harris after ATOS & DWP cut off her disability benefits. Review of the weeks news with Jenny Smith, Labour councillor for Southmead.  George Ferguson, Mayor for Bristol, £90m of cuts, vested interests and Bristol City Coulcil buying KPMG's Bristol headquarters near Temple Meads; how people are chosen to be Labour Party councillors by a three person panel examination; Jacqueline Harris from Kingswood, Bristol, commits suicide after failing ATOS appeal; though David Cameron says disabled people are exempt from the Bedroom tax we hear they are not; 1 in 10 elderly people, roughly 500,000 a year, ending up in A&E due to breakdown in NHS health care systems such as NHS Direct, GPs and Walk In Centres under Coalition government - Labour's Rachel Reeves threatens to cut all under 25's off from housing benefit and all jobseekers benefits if Labour win the next election; vested interests of Tory MPs and private healthcare companies; will disabled people at least be exempt from the bedroom tax? 'Help to buy', 'Help to sell' or 'Help to vote Tory' scheme? It's another sub prime mortgage fiasco - everyone and everything being driven into debt, national and personal indebtedness rising right across the western world; real wages are down on average £1,600 per person, bank bonuses up by 83%; Nationalised bank RBS report showing they are bankrupting then asset stripping small and medium companies, as Ian Fraser and Max Keiser say "Financial Terrorists". [audio: 201311291700] download

Second hour: EXCLUSIVE: Death of former MI6 agent John Ainsworth-Davis, author, under the pen name Christopher Creighton, of the book 'Op JB' about the secret 1945 British rescue of Hitler's deputy Martin Bormann at the end of WWII. Interview with Laurence de Mello, journalist from Buenos Aires in Argentina. She discusses 'JAD' - John Ainsworth-Davis - aka. Christopher Creighton, author, who died this week aged 89. He wrote 'OP JB', a book claiming the top Nazi, Martin Bormann, survived the Second World War, and was helped over to South America by western secret services, in exchange for letting them know where the Nazi loot was. Forensic explanation of the hard evidence for the survival of Bormann and his life in South America in the late 1940s and 1950s building a financial 4th Reich. Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers:  US and Japanese B52 bombers fly into new Chinese airspace protection zone over the disputed islands in the South China Sea – where there is oil;  Thailand army headquarters occupied; Ukraine decides, will we side with the EU or Russia?  Scottish independence;  Iran nuclear treaty. Egyptian suppression  Interview from new internet TV station 'The People's Voice' with Natalie Rowe, whose book 'Chief Whip - Memoirs of a Dominatrix' has recently come out.  She supplied George Osborne and others in the Bullingdon Club and top echelons of society with cocaine and prostitutes. George Osborne in denial about his 1990s cocaine habit but Natalie Rowe has George on tape asking her to lie for him. Former DARPA chief Regina Duggan explains the so called 'Beast Tech' moving towards the 666 style microchipping of the population with 'Authentication pills'. [audio: 201311291800] download

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22nd November 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Review of the weeks news with Barbara Janke, Lib Dem Councillor for Clifton and cabinet member for Health and Social Care. She discusses her role on Bristol Health and Wellbeing Board, which has a £36m budget. Public get a poor deal with the sell-off of The Royal Mail - yet again a minority milking profits; Michael Meacher MP in PMQs about The Economist article that Britain gets less investment than Mali; privatisation of enriched uranium next; the discrediting of Paul Flowers, chair of The Co-op Bank – But what about HSBC money laundering for Mexican drug cartels? - isn't this worse?; Ed Miliband in PMQ about dodgy Tory donors; Marina Morris's voxpop about the Bristol Rovers stadium due at the top of Gloucester Rd and plan for Sainsbury's. [audio: 201311221700] download

Second hour: Investigative reports: CIA, Dulles and the Nazis, JFK assassination 50th anniversary. Eyewitness Lyndon Johnson's mistress Madeleine Brown & Chicago Mafia hit man 'Grassy Knoll' shooter James Files. Jerome Corsi's new book Who Really Killed Kennedy?: 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations about the JFK Assassination. The JFK assassination discussed in detail. The 'deep state', the 1961 Bay of Pigs, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the United Fruit Company, Lyndon Johnson, Allen Dulles, Operation Paperclip, the CIA, the Mafia, the Bush family, and Jim Garrison's investigations are included. Clips of: Jim Garrison and live Dallas radio coverage from the 1963; CIA closely involved with the Mafia and dealing drugs internationally and still doing this now - see Narconews & CIAdrugs websites; JFK's Vice President Lyndon Johnson's mistress Madeleine Brown who thinks he was directly involved; James Files, Chicago Mafia hit-man claims he was the shooter on the grassy knoll and takes us through the assassination from the point when the motorcade turns into Elm Street.  BBC Panorama: Lord Carrington responsible for 1972 collusion in Northern Ireland troubles? Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Force, discussed and collusion in Northern Ireland. Included a clip of Anne Cadwallader from the Pat Finucane centre, author of 'Lethal Allies', talking emotionally about how lives were ruined by the army Military Reaction Force (MRF). Clip of George Galloway from his new show 'Sputnik' on RT. [audio: 201311221800] download

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15th November 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Independent Councillor for Hartcliffe Derek Pickup who has left the Labour Party in protest at being deselected by a small party de-selection 'cabal'. Former mayor candidate Tom Baldwin from Trades Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC). Derek explains how the Bristol Labour group didn't want him to carry on as a councillor, and the panel that makes these decisions. Labour policies – should they oppose cuts more? Marina Morris's voxpop about voting and what people think of the Labour Party; the debt and deficit nothing to do with Labour and public spending but this message not getting through to public;  the Bedroom Tax not voted out in commons debate – 31-45 Labour MPs didn't turn up to vote - private sector versus public sector;  Song: Eff The Bedroom Tax by MC NxtGen;  how is George Ferguson, Mayor, getting on after a year? Bristol City Council has to cut £90 million of spending ordered by Cameron's Westminster Coalition government;  Police and 'direct entry' of senior police officers breaking centuries of 'best practice' of an entirely professional police service this will include businessmen and those who have no direct experience of police work; Students outraged as ULU president Michael Chessum arrested in 'attack on the right to protest' London Student Union leader arrested after demonstration against the closure of their union. [audio: 201311151700] download

Second hour: Prince Charles and David Cameron attend Controversial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting hosted by genocidal Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka born, London based Tamil Ram Selva talks about the history since Ceylon's dominion status in 1948 and the independent republic of Sri Lanka in 1972. Tory Donor Lycamobile's Links To Sri Lankan President Rajapaska's Family Sparks Outrage. Former Northern Ireland RUC policemen used to train Sri Lankan police and army in torture techniques. Ram Selva discusses the history of the troubles in Sri Lanka, the Tamils and tens of thousands of 'disappeared'  people. Are Charles and Cameron just fixing business deals and ignoring the genocidal regime? Clip from Victoria Derbyshire's 5 Live show, of interview with Gareth Pierce, lawyer for Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed, supposed terrorist.  He claims he is innocent and was tortured in Somalia by the British.  His Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPim) and Control Orders are discussed. The real question about the terror suspect who fled in a burqa: did MI5 bring him here illegally? BCfm presenter and former infantryman in the British Army Cyrus the Virus discusses his violent initiation, a mock execution for which he still has the scars. As not discussed on mainstream TV.  Gareth  Williams, 'Spy in a Bag', and 10 reasons why his case is suspicious, from the Mirror. Police deny obvious murder of MI6 GCHQ staffer Gareth Williams, crime scene wiped clean, a professional hit Cyrus suggests, almost certainly carried out by an intelligence service. [audio: 201311151800] download

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8th November 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Bristol City Council LibDem Deputy leader Christian Martin Link to Christian's film 'Cal' councillor for Clifton East. Christian discusses his films he has made Cal and Shank;  Universal Credit and more mess ups £150m Universal Credit money written off this week by Iain Duncan-Smith which would employ 10,000 people for a year! Blaming wasted money on his secretary, should he lose his job? 5 disabled people win appeal to stop Independent Living fund being abolished - government breaking the law;  600.000 on JobSeeker's allowance sanctioned - 2000 NHS workers lose jobs and are rehired - wasting time and money;  Bristol Rovers football stadium - judicial review and Sainsbury's to be built  in deal; clips of GCHQ, MI5, and MI6 grilled at Intelligence and Security Committee and Andrew Parker, DG of MI5 - NATO terrorism – MI6 lead agency in creating Al Qaeda in Operation Cyclone [see feature film Charlie Wilson's War] & Italian chief judge Ferdinando Imposimato blames intelligence services for domestic terrorist campaign in Italy; Marina Morris's voxpop about Snowden leaks and our intelligence services, do people mind GCHQ listening to their phone calls and how do people avoid surveillance (changing phone numbers). [audio: 201311081700] download

Second hour: Avon & Somerset Police Federation's Kevin Phillips on 'Direct Entry', Custody suite privatisation police cuts and Plebgate. Kevin Phillips, chairman of Avon and Somerset Police Federation discusses Direct Entry - when someone without police experience gets a top police job.  Also the privatising of probation, cuts, and Plebgate discussed. Mendips fracking update Mike Birkin from SW Friends of the Earth with Steve Dales from Hull on the Oxypod. Mike Birkin, from South West Friends of the Earth, discusses fracking, Hinckley, alternative energies, and up-coming events. Steve Dales, discusses the Oxypod, a pod like device you can attach to your water pipes that can decrease your heating bills by up to 30%. Sir John Sawers, the chief of MI6, Andrew Parker, the director general of MI5, and Sir Iain Lobban, the director of GCHQ in front of Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the Intelligence and Security Committee. Andrew 'Nosy' Parker, DG of MI5, and David Ormand, DG of GCHQ discussing how Edward Snowden's leaks have threatened national security. Psychological Warfare: Mainstream media PsyWar. Strategic Communications is killing journalism with Tim Burt and Sven Hughes, former British Army Psychological Warfare Officer, from documentary 'Big Boys Gone Bananas' film [trailer]. [audio: 201311081800] download

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1st November 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with Conservative councillor for Horfield Claire Hiscott. Economics update on more fraud in the City of London, this time in foreign exchange markets, and George Osborne's 'decision' not to split RBS. UNITE the Union and their protest against employers Ineos at Grangemouth refinery which was threatened with closure – intimidation or legitimate tactics?; Labour leader Ed Miliband questions why energy retail prices are going up around 10% while wholesale prices have hardly risen; claims Prime Minister David Cameron is a PR man for the energy companies, energy policy; should the Coalition be privatising the probation service? Government's £1bn 'Youth Contract' branded a failure by government's own advisers, Marina Morris's voxpop, a health check on British democracy; who are the 'permanent government'? the security services. City of London and Wall St; former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and the phone hacking trial but are they just the fall guys and girls for Rupert Murdoch? News of the World reporter Sean Hoare, who died last year after 'telling all' to the New York Times, would have been a key witness in the case, dead men tell no tales; Jimmy Savile's driver David Smith, 67, mysteriously dies the day he was due to appear in court and give evidence against paedophile protecting BBC staff and police officers. [audio: 201311011700] download

Second hour: Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: Newport's annual Chartist convention;  Cameron's attack against the Guardian for Snowden leaks;  Lauri Love arrested for allegedly hacking NASA, the Pentagon and US army computers;  Kevin Cahill exposes secret US FISA court orders for US corporations Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, to illegally steal UK data for NSA;  illegal drone attacks;  the secret services fomenting terrorism – Ferdinando Imposimato. US Secretary of State John Kerry's 'Brotherhood of Death' Skull and Bones secret society: Why are the mainstream press peddling paranoid scare stories about peace loving nations like Iran and Syria when our 'big guns' nuclear 'ally', US Secretary of State John Kerry, is a member of and UK born Professor Antony Sutton is an expert on the 'Brotherhood of Death', Skull and Bones society at Yale University? Thousands of US leaders and businessmen are initiates of this society whose catch phrase is 'Might is Right'. A clip of Sarah Gildea from her film The History of the World Economy, discussing how our immoral banking system specifically goes against the 10 commandments. A clip of Iran's Press TV - banned by Ofcom, drone cases come into the courts in Pakistan - Lawyer Mirza Shazad Akbar discusses illegal drone strikes ordered by the as yet unnamed CIA station chief in Pakistan and how these are war crimes in several ways. [audio: 201311011800] download

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25th October 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Is Bristol still a feudal city? What has the former Lord Mayor learned about who really owns and runs the city? Bristol's elite networking groups include: The Bristol Savages; The Guild of Guardians; The St. Stephen's Ringers; The Merchant Venturers; The Dolphin Society; The Anchor Society; News review with Labour Councillor for Bedminster & former Lord Mayor Colin Smith. His time as  Lord Mayor, and who's really in charge of Bristol; 0.8 % growth in the economy - are our worries over?; energy prices; Welsh Water not for profit company; cost of living crisis and what's Cameron going to do about it - citizens income;  co-op bank bought up by a hedge fund - North Dakota banking discussed; Plebgate - is it about cutting the police, Police Federation were clearly lying but have still not apologised to former Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell; was US investigative journalist Michael Hastings murdered by Mercedes car hackers? Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Kathleen Fisher on shocking car software vulnerabilities, viruses from service centres, even CDs and the hacking of cars; Derek Pickup, Bristol Labour councillor has resigned and complained selection process for Labour councillors is unfair and run by an undemocratic , cabal like, panel. [audio: 201310251700] download

Second hour: the great land rights debate - Is Britain still a Feudal country? With author of Who Owns Britain, Kevin Cahill and editor of The Land, Simon Fairlie. Discussion on land with Kevin Cahill, author of 'Who owns the world' and Simon Fairlie,  producer of The Land magazine.  Is Britain still feudal? discussed.  The Queen owns a sixth of the planet and all the land in this country. As homeowners do we have more influence than we realise? Farming also discussed - self sufficiency, small farms, mega farms and town and country planning.  Marina Morris's voxpop on housing.  Also rent seeking and land value taxation. Land reform: The Diggers, The Chartists, The Crofters, The Irish Land League and today's criminalized squatters have been spoiling for a fight about the iniquity of eviction, landlessness and destitution for hundreds of years. Britain has a land-mass of around 65 million acres and around 65 million people, that's roughly a football pitch per person, or around three acres for the average family. Britain was a free gift to its people, just as the Earth was to mankind. Back in medieval England most land was farmed collectively, few actually owned it but did have the right to a cottage, to stay, and to pass those rights down the generations. But the landowners' parliament instituted 17th- and 18th-century land privatization, enclosure, evicting hundreds of thousands. A vast factory workforce of destitute landless citizens was created, ripe for the dark satanic mills of England's industrial revolution. Across the Irish Sea one million died between 1847 and 1851 in the Irish Famines and a further million were forced to emigrate. So in the late 1800s, with fire in their bellies, the Irish led the way in taking back the land, setting a precedent for today' solution. Exploiting the balance of power in London, four laws were forced through delivering interest-free government loans. Penniless Irish tenants could now buy land and build new homes, repayments being far less than those crippling rents. It was one of history's most successful land reform programs to date. Figures are hard to come by today but 40,000 'land millionaires', 0.05 percent of the population, now own around half of Britain, most of which they have never set foot on. A further 30 percent is owned by 1 percent of the population, and the remaining 20 percent is owned by banks, corporations and other institutions. Though many have 'bought their own home', actually the bank owns it until they pay off their mortgage. This leaves around 50 percent of the population, or 30 million people, effectively landless, either with a big mortgage, renting or homeless. Britain today too carries the shame of roughly 200,000 homeless people, either overcrowded, sleeping on friends' floors or sofas, squatting or sleeping on the streets. A Short History of Enclosure in BritainOver the course of a few hundred years, much of Britain's land has been privatized — that is to say taken out of some form of collective ownership and management and handed over to individuals. Currently, in our "property-owning democracy", nearly half the country is owned by 40,000 land millionaires, or 0.06 per cent of the population,1 while most of the rest of us spend half our working lives paying off the debt on a patch of land barely large enough to accommodate a dwelling and a washing line. The great property swindle: The myth spun about Britain is that land is scarce. It is not -- landowners are paid to keep it off the market. Modern British history, excluding world wars and the loss of empire, is a record of two countervailing changes, one partly understood, one not understood at all. The partly understood change is the urbanisation of society to the point where 90 per cent of us in the United Kingdom live in urban areas. Hidden inside that transformation is the shift from a society in which, less than a century and a half ago, all land was owned by 4.5 per cent of the population and the rest owned nothing at all. Now, 70 per cent of the population has a stake in land, and collectively owns most of the 5 per cent of the UK that is urban. But this is a mere three million out of 60 million acres. Through this transformation, the heirs to the disenfranchised of the Victorian era have inverted the relationship between the landed and the landless. This has happened even while huge changes have occurred in the 42 million acres of rural countryside. These account for 70 per cent of the home islands and are the agricultural plot. From being virtually the sole payers of such tax as was levied in 1873 (at fourpence in the 240p pound), the owners of Britain's agricultural plot are now the beneficiaries of an annual subsidy that may run as high as £23,000 each, totalling between £3.5bn and £5bn a year. Urban dwellers, on the other hand, pay about £35bn in land-related taxes. Rural landowners receive a handout of roughly £83 per acre, while urban dwellers pay about £18,000 for each acre they hold, an average of £1,800 per dwelling, the average dwelling standing on one-tenth of an acre. [audio: 201310251800] download

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18th October 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with National Union of Teachers' (NUT) SW representative and Clevedon Chemistry teacher Anne Lemon.  The recent strike on pay, pensions and conditions discussed.  Further issues covered to do with education - Free Schools, the privatising of Academy Schools which are now being run as chains such as Harris Carpets, McDonald's running US schools, teachers only lasting five years in the system due to masses of paperwork and low morale. Marina Morris's voxpop on schools, teaching & education. Martin Summers discusses the macroeconomics of the cuts explaining why they are counter-productive. Energy price fixing - price of living crisis - nationalising energy; Stephen Hepburn MP: "Tories a political front for the Hedge Funds and the City"; food bank usage trebling; ambulance waiting times too long. [audio: 201310181700] download
Second hour:
David Powell from South West Friends of the Earth on the energy price inflation. An explanation of energy cartels, fossil fuels, green energy, Germans generating their own energy with solar, wind etc., insulation, nuclear power contracts renewed despite failings and new ways to stop fracking by claiming mineral rights under one's property like Mohammed Al Fayed did in 2010. BMW, which is highly secretive and built on Nazi money give Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party 700k euros, Germans promise David Cameron that they will drop their opposition to his protecting high bankers' bonuses and the EU emission regulations are dropped. Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: We hear from David Cameron at PMQs on The Guardian being a 'threat to national security' Edward Snowden himself on GCHQ & NSA programmes - Cameron wants the Guardian investigated - and Liam Fox on security in PMQ;  former Labour defence minister Nick Brown says 'snoopers charter' an attempt to legalise GCHQ criminality– former GCHQ director Sir Francis Richards says Sir Malcolm Rifkind not the right man for top job at Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC); former cabinet minister Chris Huhne says government not told about Tempora or Prism spying programs. Investigative reports into the probable assassination in a Mercedes car crash of award winning US journalist Michael Hastings who was investigating CIA Director John Brennan's role in press crackdown before his death. Was his Mercedes hacked? David Mowat on Abolish Empty Office Blocks (AEOB) meeting this Thursday evening at 6:30pm in St. Stephen's Church in Bristol City Centre.  [audio: 201310181800] download

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11th October 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: News review with Tess Green, Green Party councillor for Southville. Green Party vision for Bristol discussed – how to break the domination of cars and supermarkets; Ed Miliband has good press; Royal Mail flogged off cheap as shares rocket so government undersold it by roughly £1.2bn, or £100 per UK family. More privatisation so our votes mean less and rich individuals and businesses run the country; compensation and apology from construction companies who blacklisted staff and how police gave information to these companies; Compensation for ruined careers could be enormous. Keir, formerly May Gurney who went bust, have a contract with Bristol City Council but despite full council passing Tess Green's motion saying no council contracts would be awarded to blacklisting firms this contract will continue. Ed Miliband in PMQs on cost of living and energy prices – poor paying the price for mistakes of the rich; the Red Cross have begun distributing food aid for the first time since 2nd World War;  Citizens Income in Switzerland and Cyprus;  long term job seekers up; Marina Morris's voxpop on the financial crisis;  reshuffle puts TV presenters in government;  First Great Western's franchise is renewed again with no competition; UK Uncut marched this week to oppose ConDem Coalition government's Legal Aid cuts. [audio: 201310111700] download
Second hour:
 Interview with Mark Leftly from the Independant Newspaper.  Part privatisation of weapons procurement at MOD Filton Abbey Wood discussed.  Details of mainly US companies interested in the contracts and how the US government apparently thinks it a crazy unworkable idea, mainly due to security issues.   Daphne Havercroft, from SWWHAG, discusses how privatisation of the NHS is progressing.  Pathology in Bristol is being merged and problems with this.  Also homes being built on the Frenchay site and PFIs.   Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers:  Andrew Parker, head of MI5, complains of security issues over Snowdens' revelations, his new four door Maserati is allegedly spotted in Kilmersdown in Somerset; clip of David Ormand, former head of GCHQ; security services false flags;  Phillip Hammond, Defence Secretary, says Britain is war weary unless there is another 9/11; Mercedes Benz , driverless technology, and mysterious car crashes.  Clip from Tom Valentines Radio Free America show of former USMC and CIA Operation Pegasus soldier Trenton Parker discussing Martin Bormann and the Nazi Gold being hidden in Spain. [audio: 201310111800] download

This show was followed from 7-9pm by an 'End Of The World' special with Cyrus the Virus, Steve Satan & Tony Gosling - link to Revelation timeline (Word-doc)

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4th October 2013

Fri04Oct13 - BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
 straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: News review with Mark Wright, Lib Dem councillor for Cabot. Cameron's speech, Osborne's speech and critique of their ability to control borrowing; the shutdown of large parts of the US government; UK defence cuts and two former Royal Fusiliers interrupt defence Secretary Philip Hammond's speech at the Tory party conference; Daily Mail attacks Labour leader Ed Miliband's father for 'hating Britain' and calling him 'evil';  50-60,000 people attend last Sunday's NHS march and rally in Manchester, not covered by BBC so we hear a clip of UNITE General Secretary Len McClusky's speech; Glenn Greenwald explains why the Edward Snowden revelations are no threat to national security – Mark Wright believes people should be more angry about GCHQ and NSA revelations and the intrusion into our privacy they represent; Newcastle Labour councillor David Stockdale in charge of closing the city's libraries is investigated for failing to declare his Freemason membership; Legal Aid cuts hit Michael Mansfield's practice "now only the rich have access to justice". Michael Mansfield: 'Nowadays there’s one rule for the rich, and another for the poor' He has represented everyone from the Lawrence family to the Hillsborough victims. But cuts to legal aid mean he can now only exist as a ‘virtual lawyer’. [audio: 201310041700] download

Second hour: Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens @AandSPCC, how is she spending her £280m annual budget? New £16m Black Rock firing range burned down, police investigate a claim on Bristol Indymedia it was done by anarchists but was it agents provocateurs? Decriminalisation of drugs. 63 year old blind man Colin Farmer who was Tasered then hospitalised for several months. Eighth person, Jordan Begley from Manchester, to be killed by a police Taser in July 2013. The horrors of the 50,000 volt taser. The privatisation of the police, and Marina Morris's voxpop on policing and privatisation. Joanne Baker from Child Victims of War on Afghanistan, former Afghan MP who's been sold out by NATO Malali Joya and how women are affected by increasing violence and oppression in the last 12 years of war. Martin Summers discusses Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's view of Iranian presidents old and new: ''a wolf in wolf's clothing followed by a wolf in sheep's clothing'; Gambia has decided to leave the Commonwealth in protest because Britain is still a colonial nation. [audio: 201310041800] download


27th September 2013

Fri27Sep13 - BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

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First hour: News review with Ron Stone, Labour Councillor for St. George West. Mayor George Ferguson jets off around the world but is he really getting investment for Bristol? Is Matt Payne from KPMG still 'helping George with the City budget' and did the City get real 'Value For Money' when they bought KPMG's Bristol HQ? Or is Matt Payne simply a corporate spy inside City Hall with his KPMG finger in the till? Labour leader Ed Miliband pledges 20 month energy price freeze if elected - energy cartels discussed; Vox Pop by Marina Morris on  the bedroom tax, Bristolians are passionate that it is a cruel and immoral tax- members of Bristol's Bedroom Tax Working Party who recommended that evictions should begin from Council Homes: Gus Hoyt (Grn), Tess Green (Grn), Colin Smith (Lab), Peter Main (LibDem), Gary Hopkins (LibDem), Claire Hiscott (Con) named; George Ferguson says Council should evict "people judged to have too many bedrooms" Bechtel: Exclusive: Conflict row as MoD top brass join contractors: Ex-mandarin now in charge of US giant's bid to manage his former departmentPrivate sector 'will hold MoD to ransom': PCS union warns MPs over proposal to outsource defence procurement. Domestic Extremism or Intelligence Manipulation? Criminal damage and sabotage by apparently Bristol based UK Informal Anarchist Federation (IAF) setting £16m police firing range on fire – other supposed anarchist attacks – are some of these false flag? Martin speaks to Bristol anarchists at the Hydra bookshop. Destruction of railway signalling by IAF potentially endangers innocent members of the public, an attack on public safety. Much of Italy's far left in 1970s and 1980s was manipulated by NATO and the state. Book: Puppetmasters: The Political Use of Terrorism in Italy by Philip Willan. 'We want to start a civil war'. Are IAF line managers actually intelligence officers? 70% of the public opposed to the privatisation of the Royal Mail. [audio: 201309271700] download

Second hour: Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers. Nairobi Westgate terror attack and is the 'White Widow' a 'Red Herring'?; Syria and Chapter 7 at the United Nations Security Council. British MoD says more use of contractors and drones will make it easier to 'sell' wars to the public. 9/11 The New Evidence author & www.Reinvestigate911.org Ian Henshall on latest revelations about the 2001 9/11 attacks; revelation an anti-hijack exercise was running on 9/11. Fallout from the Jimmy Savile scandal and the Interview with Sarah Goodley and the child abuse support network based near Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. www.Birth4Life.co.uk – or ravensarahgoodley@btinternet.com email Sarah here. Arbeit Macht Frei, that's Nazi language for Work Makes You Free - now where have we heard that before? So say the Tory party as they prepare to force the jobless to work for nothing. More this week on the dirty deals done with the Nazis at the end of World War Two. Specifically Churchill's personal assistant - MI6 liaison and all round man of Mystery Desmond Morton.Former chief historian at the Foreign Office Gill Bennett, author of 'Desmond Morton, Churchill’s Man of Mystery' discusses Morton's job on the Tripartite Nazi Gold Commission after World War Two. Was he there to cover up his own operation with Martin Bormann to steal the Nazis looted wealth of WW2? 1991 clip of former Labour leader John Smith in the House of Commons on Tory claims that Labour were 'exaggerating' when accusing the them of planning to put up VAT. [audio: 201309271800] download

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20th September 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with Councillor for Hengrove and deputy leader of the Conservative group on Bristol City Council Mark Weston. Role in Bristol Conservatives of media shy party whip, Royal Coutts & Co banker John Goulandris. Why did Conservatives vote for blacklisting at last week's full council meeting? They say there is no evidence that local rubbish collection firm Keir have used blacklists but UNISON have provided evidence in relation to health and safety reps being sacked from Keir's Crossrail project. 19th December Transport Scrutiny Committee will look thoroughly at strategic public transport for Bristol. Chancellor George Osborne's 'we are turning the corner' speech on the economy. Financial system is not fit for purpose but nobody wants to face up to this. Mark McGowan Chunky Mark The Artist Taxi Driver discusses immigration with Labour MP John McDonnell. The brain drain and should we have free immigration. Former Anti-Money laundering Compliance Officer Everett Stern, HSBC Whistleblower on systematic and continuing money laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars at HSBC talks to We Are Change New York at the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Avon & Somerset Chair of the National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) Ceris Handley, on proposals to privatise the probation service. Royal Mail privatisation Regional Secretary of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) Kevin Beazer. Defining moment in 350 years of Royal Mail postal service. 70% of the public against privatisation: 2012-13 Royal Mail made £404m profit so why not keep it public. Universal Service under threat and CWU announce today they are balloting their members over pay and conditions. [audio: 201309201700] download

Second hour: Multiple bomb attacks in Iraq, Iranian Press TV are reporting former senior Iraqi security officials who believe the Saudi Arabian monarchy are arming and supporting terrorism in Iraq. 58 dead and 120 wounded last Sunday in Hillah near Baghdad. Total Iraqi dead in 2013 so far 4,000 and 10,000 wounded. Syrian helicopter shot down on the Turkish border but the helicopter came down in Syria. After the Egyptian coup the army conducts mass arrests of democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Iranian born Bristolian Mehrnaz Shahabi gives us her perspective on the recent Syrian Chemical Weapons WMD attack and other Middle East conflicts. John Kerry's position on Syrian Chemical Weapons attack. Mehrnaz responds with litany of west supplying chemical weapons to Saddam and other regimes in the Middle East. Use of illegal chemical weapons phosphorous bombs and Depleted Uranium. Israelis hold nuclear weapons. Clear signal sent out around the world by British Parliament voting against a missile strike on Syria. Regime change: no independent thought outside Israel and the US allowed. Turning Syria and Iran into client regimes. Washington Navy Yard killing spree this week by former naval reserve serviceman, appears to be an attack on the US Naval Command Centre which has been preparing for missile strikes on Syria. Attack took place within top Washington security zone. Lt. Colonel Edward Loden murdered earlier this month near Nairobi, Kenya was the Officer Commanding 1 Para that shot unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland on Bloody Sunday. Interview with Stephen Knight about his book Jack The Ripper, The Final Solution, published in the 1980s. He examines Masonic ritual and mythical murders and royal connections to the murders which were to poison then kill prostitutes who were blackmailing the royal family over indiscretions of a young Edward VII. [audio: 201309201800] download

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13th September 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with LibDem Councillor for Redland, Fi Hance. Full Council Meetings; arguments about the Bedroom Tax on Tuesday - an unworkable policy; poll this week shows 60% people unsure of Ed Miliband; Nick Clegg's ratings also low; UK unemployment down – but how accurate are the figures? George Osborne's claim this week that he has saved the economy; Royal Mail to be privatised and floated on the stock market – yet another thieving from the public purse disaster - but not the pension liabilities; foetus aborted because it was a female but Crown Prosecution Service says there will be no prosecutions; BBC presenter David Attenborough says the world's population is too big and parents should have no more than two children, but he is one of three siblings. Nigel Evans, Deputy Speaker and MP, is charged with seven counts of rape; mentally ill people are being held in police cells; 50,000 volt stun gun taser use by the police was doubled in two years; families now being fined by schools for taking holidays within term time; Bristol Pound to be accepted as legal tender on Bristol buses. [audio: 201309131700] download

Second hour: Round up of international stories with Martin Summers. Syria latest: Russian plan for Syria to give up chemical weapons seems to be successful but will Israel give up nuclear weapons? Was Sarin used in the WMD attack of 21st August or was it chlorine gas and were the children captured by the rebels and their parents killed beforehand? At last week's PMQs Sir Peter Tapsell asks what NATO will do if the US illegally strikes Syria and Russia legally comes to its aid? Charlie Rose interviews President Assad and we have a clip where he explains how difficult it is to keep Syria a secular country and how intolerant the religious extremists are. He thinks religion is being used for ruthless people to gather followers. Bob Russell MP at PMQs says Israel settlers are evicting 40,000 Bedouin. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers announces there is to be no public enquiry for the 1997 'Real IRA' Omagh bomb disaster; Forbes Magazine, Digital Carjackers Show Off New Attacks. Explaining how to check your car Unintended Acceleration--The Truth with Car Mechanic Scotty Kilmer Japanese nuclear operator TEPCO insist they still do not have control of the stricken plant, radiation leakage from Fukushima. Was the disaster worsened by Stuxnet, a computer worm discovered in June 2010, created by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities? Origins of Friday 13th superstitions - from the French king Philip IV's arrests of the Knights Templar on Friday 13th October 1307 to burning at the stake of Grand Master Jaque De Molay in Paris on 18 March 1314. Was the French Revolution the Templars' revenge on the aristocracy? Did Secret Societies later plan three world wars to devastate humanity in an attempt to take over the world? Albert Pike (Scottish Rite)'s letter to Giuseppe Mazzini (Grand Orient). Who were these two high ranking Freemasons? Nuremberg Nazi Rally site in Germany will be refurbished at a cost of £60 million. Jonathan Meades describes the Nazi ideology, extract from his BBC Documentary about Nazi Architecture 'Jerry Building' (1993) [audio: 201309131800] download

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6th September 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: News review with LibDem councillor for Hengrove, Sylvia Doubell. Stories covered: how planning is dealt with in the council; Ed Milliband faces £1m hole as unions cut labour funds; Nick Gargan, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, says officers with criminal charges will be identified; Unions strike in defiance of the Lobbying Bill - favours those with money; Bristol's 'Working Party' (an all party group set up by the mayor), says the councils bedroom tax policy not sustainable; will Labour repeal the bedroom tax?; national debt goes up 7.5% in a year - what are the cuts for?; real wages are going down; a former Desert Rat left lying on floor of flat for two days as daily checks on him cut; Universal Credit shambles. [audio: 201309061700] download

Second hour: Interview with Kevin Hepworth, Remploy Lead Officer at UNITE the Union. Thousands of disabled workers sacked by ConDem Coalition Government across UK at Remploy - costing not saving taxpayers' money. Heartbreaking interview about bullying of disabled people by ConDem Coalition government - again for twisted ideological reasons, not financial. Also crooked financial services firm KPMG crops up again having prepared the 'business case' to close Remploy. Discussion on Syria at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg in Russia with Martin Summers: will US attack Syria over alleged chemical weapons attack? Clips of John Kerry and Putin. Clip of Ken O'Keefe, former US marine, on political deception used for US and financial elites to gain totalitarian political control of vast areas of the planet. Clips from 2008 BBC Radio 4 'Document' programme: Nazis in Argentina, produced/presented by Mike Thompson about Hitler's secretary Martin Bormann creating a 'Fourth Reich' in South America. Escape routes given to Nazi war criminals, so-called Black Monks, by the founder of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Albert Plesman. [audio: 201309061800] download


30th August 2013

Apologies again - due to problems at BCfm there has been interference on this week's mp3. If you have a clean recording of the show please upload to radio4all or soundcloud and leave a link to it in the comments below - email Tony

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

RT Op-Edge: Syria Crisis: From 'Free' West to fascist fire-starters in 60 yrs: Where did we go so wrong? The seeds of the West's succession of bloodbaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and possibly Syria were sown in the final days of World War II.

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Southmead Jenny Smith. saving Charlton Common, in between Filton and Southmead, Bristol; the 'Bedroom Tax' is causing misery and forcing housing benefit up; child poverty is going up, and macro-economics related to this, sack present bank directors, new managers for Britain's banks; Syria, Britain's decision not to attack, and who was behind the chemical attack? The Somerset badger cull and the police shooting ranged being torched by anarchists or possibly agents-provocateurs? [audio: 201308301700] download

Second hour: Fracking in the Mendips; Round up of international news with Martin Summers. More in-depth discussion on Syria – will the US now attack or not? Israel selling the oil concessions on Syria's Golan Heights and rights to (Rupert Murdoch and Jacob Rothschild's) Genie Energy, which is on occupied Syrian land; this is illegal under international law; the Bahrain Independence Meeting as covered on Press TV but banned in Britain. Mike Birkin, from South West Friends of the Earth, discusses Fracking in the Mendips, the problems with it, including radioactive waste, and extra tax breaks given to these companies by George Osborne in 19 secret meetings. Pippa King discusses civil liberties around fingerprinting, palmprinting, iris scans, biometrics and RFID tracking methods of schoolchildren. Pippa King on NATO 433Mhz RFID and Biometrics in schools without parents knowledge, by stealth. [audio: 201308301800] download


23rd August 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with Councillor for Westbury-On-Trym and Deputy Mayor of Bristol Geoff Gollop. Geoff's recent visit to Cuba and Geoff explores the pros and cons of life under communist Fidel Castro. After Libor, Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) fraud and Interest Rate Swap fraud this week we have 'mis-sold' fraudulent credit card insurance (CPP), more fraud from the banks; July 2013 figures out and deficit is going up, even with all the cuts, and an in-depth clear discussion on how this has impacted the bottom line, the national debt approaches £1.2tn and how all this impacts the real rather than the casino economy; Soldier 'N's letter at former soldier Danny Nightingale's court Marshal claiming the SAS were involved in the assassination of Princess Diana in 1997. Danny Nightingale was keeping a firearm and ammunition but has has his former housemate 'Soldier N' simply lost the plot? Petition launched, aimed at Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, to close all strip clubs and lapdancing clubs in Bristol; Guardian: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ. Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden. GCHQ expected to 'pull its weight' for Americans. Weaker regulation of British spies 'a selling point' for NSA. Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell on his prosecution by the secret state and GCHQ in the 1980s and his BBC Zircon film which showed GCHQ had been hiding expenditure from parliament. He suggests too that Michael Miranda's arrest under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act was nothing whatever to do with terrorism, that GCHQ are afraid of public and parliamentary scrutiny, they might be caught out bluffing and deceiving parliament that they needed £1bn of public money when they didn't at all, so is history repeating itself? [audio: 201308231700] download

Second hour: Former SAS soldier from UK Veterans For Peace Ben Griffin has just returned with former Royal Navy medic Mike Lyons from a speaking tour of the United States. After an MoD injunction in 2008 Ben is not allowed to speak about any of his experiences while in the British Army but you can watch or read his pre-injunction speech to Stop The War here. They also attended the national convention of their sister Veterans For Peace organisation in the US. Ben and Tony discuss former SAS soldier Danny Nightingale, now having his second court martial for illegal posession of ammunition and a firearm, who says he did a tour of duty in Syria but Britain has not declared war on Syria or vice-versa and is not allowed to have troops there... Round up of international stories with Martin Summers: William Hague Is "Going To Nuremberg" If He Attacks Syria: This week's apparent chemical weapons (sarin?) attack on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria – who did this? UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has been a member of Conservative Friends of Israel since he was 15 years of age. In an interview with the French TV station LCP, former French minister for Foreign Affairs Roland Dumas said: ’ I’m going to tell you something. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer minister for foreign affairs, if I would like to participate". Press TV banned in Britain, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) appear to have simply told YouTube to disable Press TV's YouTube account and they have done it! Former dictator Mubarak freed in Egypt; protests against drone strikes in Yemen; clip of former US intelligence linguist Scott Ricard on 'banned in Britain' Iranian channel Press TV about Israel attacking Syria being multiple unprovoked war crimes; clip of Oliver Stone's son Sean Stone on Russia Today. Richest 1000 in Britain have each made an average of £35m out of 'financial crisis' in the last year. Remploy sacking and Bedroom Tax ConDem Coalition vindictive financial mismanagement: George Millman from 'Bristol Against the Bedroom Tax' promoting a protest on Saturday 24th August on College Green. A petition is also being collected against this tax, go to this website to sign: http://epetition.bristol.public-i.tv/epetition_core/view/NoBedroomTax This unfair tax is discussed and how it's not even going to save the government any money. A clip of Mark Steel talking at The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity at London's Westminster Hall... Who's got all the money? It's the poor! Let's get the poor to pay off the debt caused by the bankers! [audio: 201308231800] download


16th August 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Bristol City Council cabinet member for Education, Children and Young People, Labour Councillor for Southmead, Brenda Massey. Ofsted inspection of Bristol schools, cuts in youth service and expansion of Bristol Cathedral School. Cyprus president announces 'Citizen's Income', which is UK Green Party policy, following economic disaster. Lib Dems and Tories hand back Fishponds' former nurse Joan Edwards' £520,000 bequest after outcry: Coalition parties return donation that was bequeathed by Joan Edwards to 'whichever government is in office' Prince Charles faces scrutiny by MPs over veto on laws: Parliament to examine heir to the throne's little-known veto over any laws that affect his private interests. House prices picking up – but beware the north-south divide: Government hails rise as signal of economic recovery but critics fear a new property bubble. Rail users face price hike of £200 a year in move branded 'bad for the economy', Fares will rise by an average of 4.1 per cent in January, Increase is higher than pay rise majority of workers can expect, Cost of annual season tickets has risen more than 50 per cent in decade. Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures. UK wages decline among worst in Europe. Gas and electricity bills could rise by £140 before winter (despite energy companies making £3.3bn profits since last election). Price comparison website warns price hike could be on the way, Households warned bills could increase by up to 10 per cent before winter, Britain's big six energy companies seen £3.3bn profits since last election. Gregory Lauder-Frost exposed: The Tory fringe group leader with Nazi sympathies , Right-wing views and criminal past revealed of vice-president of the Traditional Britain Group. Crowds on Demand: Rebels with a cause – if the price is right . The somewhat dubious organisation that will provide you with protesters to passionately promote your cause [audio: 201308161700] download

Second hour: Over 650 dead and 4,500 injured as army opens fire on peaceful Muslim Brotherhood camps in Egypt's Raafa massacre. Frank Wisner Jr., son of CIA/OSS officer who ran 'Operation Paperclip', helping SS Nazis to escape justice in 1945 at the end of World War Two. PRI's The World host Marco Werman talks with former US Ambassador to Egypt, Frank Wisner, about his view of the events, and how the United States should respond. Depleted Uranium expert and author of 'Uranium in Iraq: The Poisonous Legacy of the Iraq Wars' Joanne Baker explains World Health Organisation [link to WHO petition] is suppressing its own report into birth defects caused by UK & US radioactive ordnance, link to Child Victims Of War website. £8m of non lethal aid goes to Syrian Rebels but the real figure is much higher, CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked': The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a reported US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports. CENSORED: Syrian TV news suppressed in the UK YouTube Syrian News in English by former BBC Director General John Birt's Eutelsat. Saudi Arabia has launched an offensive against anti-regime activists arresting many and sentencing some to years in jail. Total number of political prisoners has now surpassed 40,000 according to some reports. The crackdown has even forced a member of the ruling family to defect. RT Arabic spoke exclusively to Saudi prince Khaled Bin Farhan Al-Saud - who accuses the monarchy of corruption and silencing all voices of dissent. Hunting Humans In Bahrain With Shotguns Will Stone from Avon and Bristol Law Centre on 'Zero Hours Contracts' where employers don't have any obligation to pay staff or even provide any work. Final dispatch from Temas Teani in Columbia's Red Zone: Israel's IDF is training assassins & torturers; China is buying up resources: Temas Teani reports from Columbia's Mafia run police state against the backdrop of Santos/FARC ‘peace talks’ in Cuba. Two films: 'Impunity': A film by Juan José Lozano & Hollman Morris [film's own website] and Impunity In Columbia part 1of2 - part 2of2 [audio: 201308161800] download


9th August 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: weekly news review with Labour Councillor for St George East Fabian Breckles. Stories covered: History of the Socialist Fabian Society founded by George Bernard Shaw, Theosophist Annie Besant and others which has drifted to the right over the years; Tory failures have been successes for the super-rich; Barclays Bank close Somalia money transfer accounts, waging economic warfare in line with NATO's policy of destabilisation? Our new feudal overlord 'King Carnage', Mark Carneys' plan as new head of the Bank of England to keep interest rates low but he's doing nothing to solve the liquidity trap so the economy will continue to fail; Bristol City Council security staff may be given handcuffs to deal with surge of anger from poor people being treated unfairly, preparing for a growth in violence from poverty not crime; population growth in Britain largest in EU, migration and people living longer; another leap to 1 million in zero hours contracts as used by McDonalds, strikes at US fast food outlets; contaminated water at Fukishima may be frozen to prevent further leakage into the water table and the sea; Stephen Fry calls for next year's Russian winter Olympics to be boycotted due to Putin's stand on gay propaganda to children. [audio: 201308091700] download

Banned - English Language Iranian Channel Press TV were spuriously banned by UK's Ofcom in January 2012 now Google have blocked new uploads to Press TV's YouTube channel effectively censoring the channel in the UK

Second hour: Round up of international stories with Martin Summers. Ergenekon Network court case in Turkey comes to an end, hundreds of journalists and army generals jailed for planning national chaos and a coup, planting bombs and other false flag events, links to NATO's Operation Gladio; Closer look at the chaos surrounding privatisation of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Abbey Wood, MoD procurement offices in Filton. Revolving doors or straight out bribery? Prime Minister David Cameron's closest defence advisor Richard Freer goes to work for US firm which is bidding to take over Abbey Wood and other parts of the MoD; Serious Fraud Office (SFO) lost 32,000 pages of documents investigating BAe Systems; clip of Andrew Feinstein discussing BAe and their central role in global bribery and corruption; Saudi prince visits Moscow and offers to buy Russian weapons if Putin stops supporting Assad, Putin says no thanks; supposed surveillance of Al Qaeda 'conference call' leads to attack warning closing embassies across the Middle East and 7 or so deadly drone strikes in Yemen but is it all a psyop? Actually being a series of deadly drone strikes by the US killing innocent people; President Assad personally targeted for the first time in Syria while heading for annual Eid Mubarak prayers; banned broadcasters – clip of Gordon Duff on Press TV talking about Stuxnet and Israel using software to spy on the US. Dispatch from Columbia's Red Zone: Coffee and cocaine, Temas Teani reports from Columbia’s Mafia run police state against the backdrop of Santos/FARC 'peace talks' in Cuba. [audio: 201308091800] download


2nd August 2013

Fri02Aug - BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review concentrating on Bristol, Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Youth Services and the NHS with Labour Councillor for Hartcliffe, Derek Pickup. Cuts to youth services in the city and the macroeconomics; NHS 111 service a 'costly disastrous reorganisation of the NHS' and Channel 4 Dispatches undercover filming at Bristol's private contractor 'Harmoni'; victory for local NHS campaigners: Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has broken the law, loses court case on closing services, including A&E, at Lewisham hospital; private hospital in Stevenage, owned by Carillion, is sold back to the NHS due to incompetence; Money Advice Service survey shows over half of Britons are living over the financial edge, income does not cover outgoings; State owned bailed out bank RBS makes £1.4bn profits, and Lloyds £2.1bn but are these banking fairyland figures like back in 2007/2008? QE and fraud propping up an asset bubble; artificially inflated asset prices, Chairman of Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Sir Ian Andrews, who refused to reveal the names of criminal blue chip companies and celebrities doing 'hacking' and 'blagging', resigns because he failed to declare his personal interest in a private investigation company; a government bee 'expert' has taken job with Syngenta who manufactures neo-nicotinides that are killing bees; the BBC discussed. [audio: 201308021700] download

Fracking in Pinedale, Wyoming, USA.
Fracking in Pinedale, Wyoming, USA

Second hour: Round up of international stories with Martin Summers. Stories covered: Bradley Manning & Edward Snowden with clip of Daniel Ellsberg; the NSA, GCHQ and private security; Press TV YouTube channel banned after Ofcom banned in Britain; prison breaks in Libya and Pakistan; documents reveal £400m arms deal with Libya to let Lockerbie bomber free, a distraction from Magrahi appeal where CIA were going to be implicated; Israel strikes on Russian ships in Syria; Pentagon incredulous at MoD proposing to privatise procurement at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) to BAe and Serco at Filton, Firms bidding to award MoD contracts already work for the department they would take over. David Powell from Friends Of The Earth discusses Fracking in at Balcombe in Sussex and on the Mendips in Somerset - Cuadrilla & big energy companies such as Centrica poisoning the countryside and us all, flying in the face of basic common sense and democracy. Oil and energy firms manipulating oil markets to get NATO zone populations dependent on oil and the taxation it brings in to the Treasury [audio: 201308021800] download


26th July 2013

Fri26Jul - BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review, including focus on the NHS, with Conservative MP for Bristol North West Charlotte Leslie. Economics Quantitative Easing (QE) otherwise known as Printing Money, good or bad idea? Sunday Times report quoted by Michael Meacher MP says the 1000 richest Britons have increased their wealth by an average of £190m each while everyone else has taken a 6% real terms cut in disposable income. New Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who has come from the Nazi funding Bank for International Settlements in Switzerland performs a PR stunt announcing the note will have Jane Austen on but remains tight lipped on interest rates and polymer notes; Energy policy, fracking and shale gas protest yesterday in Sussex, will this soon be coming to the Mendip Hills and is it a viable form of energy? Planned Hinkley 3 nuclear power station near Bridgwater, Danny Alexander announces £10bn of guarantees for nuclear power station but we question the financial viability; Charlotte has talked of a 'Mafia like network' at the centre of the NHS. But don't all industries that are being privatised always have corrupt people to first bring them to their knees? Whistleblowers bullied and persecuted rather than listened to. An exclusive in the Independent this week: a scandal much bigger than phone hacking. Despite millions of taxpayers' money being spent on investigations the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has failed to prosecute blue chip companies such as banks and insurance firms who hire criminal private investigators to steal personal information. SOCA has been forced to hand the confidential list to Keith Vaz at the Home Affairs Select Committee; Bristol City Council grants repeat planning permission for a car park on the Clifton Downs? Which is owned by the Merchant Ventuters; One Merchant Venturer, John Savage, is chair of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and another, Peter Rilett, is chair of the North Bristol NHS Trust and Master of the Merchant Venturers. We hear the voice of President Assad of Syria's English wife, Asma al Assad. Charlotte visited Syria in February 2011 and was she and her colleagues were controlled by the Assad government and treated like prisoners but with great hospitality. [audio: 201307261700] download

Second hour: The assassination of a secularist politician involved in drafting Tunisia's new constitution sparked anti-government protests in Tunis, the birthplace of the 2011 'Arab Spring'. German built Israeli submarines in the Mediterranean launched the missile attack on Syria. Israel will neither confirm nor deny but their unofficial declaration of war has been rumbled. Implications of breaking international law and trying to provoke Syria and/or Russia to retaliate. Hezbollah militant wing officially designated a terrorist organisation by the EU; Iraq and armed groups releasing hundreds of prisoners from Abu Ghraib prison. Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood. Is the Brotherhood still controlled by MI6 who set it up or has it 'gone native'? Has or has there not been a military coup in Egypt? Second anniversary of far-right Freemason fanatic Anders Behring Breivik's massacre in Norway where 77 people, mostly young left-wing activists died. Was he a 'lone wolf' as much of the commentary suggests? Or was he supposted by bloggers and activists round the world such as Fyordmann and Pamela Geller? Did he have support from the international far-right networks such as the English Defence League (EDL) and Jewish Defence League (JDL) through the 'Knights Templar network he helped found in London in 2002? Was Breivik both a Zionist and a Nazi? Did he have help from within the Norwegian police force and from within his masonic lodge(s) bearing in mind the P2 scandal in Italy proved a masonic lodge was carrying out a terror campaign there? The royal birth: Phenomenal success of this YouTube film over the last week where, in her own words, Princess Diana tells of her 1989 confrontation with Prince Charles' mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles at Camilla's sister Annabel's party. Prince Charles gets paid for every penny we spend at Waitrose because he owns the distribution depot and the Queen gets paid for every penny we spend at John Lewis. How does this sit with their constitutional position which also grants them immunity from the Freedom of Information act, the ability to veto laws which damage their financial interests and tax exempt status? Shane Collins is one of the organisers of next week's Green Gathering in Chepstow and Green Party spokesperson on drug policy, we also discuss Green party energy policy, Shane suggests personal carbon quotas may be a solution to the energy crisis and invites listeners to pop over to Chepstow from Thursday or next weekend. Surprisingly insightful and entertaining North Korean propaganda documentary looks down witheringly at Western consumerism and celebrity culture including Madonna, Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie, Katie Price and Paris Hilton. [audio: 201307261800] download


19th July 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

The Government has issued more than 3,000 export licences for military and intelligence equipment worth a total of £12.3bn to countries which  are on its own official list for human rights abuses
The Government has issued more than 3,000 export licences for military and intelligence equipment worth a total of £12.3bn to countries which are on its own official list for human rights abuses

First hour: news review with Labour Deputy Leader Ron Stone. Clifton lido is too exclusive and expensive so we have to go to Portishead, Cirencester or Street to swim in an outdoor pool, why no outdoor swimming pool in Bristol? Litany of failure of Bristol's privatised waste contractor May Gurney, who have gone bust and been bought up by health and safety cheats and blacklisters Kier Group. The Bristolian reports that local MP Jack Lopresti's brother Giovanni used to work for the Council and awarded the May Gurney contract. He has now, they say, got a job working for May Gurney and Kier Group. With the royal baby due any time now, the royal family is discussed, including a voxpop; Prince Charles criticised again, this time on three fronts, abusing his power by vetoing laws he doesn't like, stopping the release of his 'black spider' letters to government ministers under freedom of information requests and dodging taxation of his massive Duchy of Cornwall corporation which he says is not a corporation but an 'estate'. The bedroom tax is going to increase public expenditure as 8 out of 10 people evicted will have to move to more expensive private rented accommodation; Arch law-breaking lobbyist Lord Bell and Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston on the power of lobbyists, Tuesday's Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis even saying "we have one of the cleanest political systems in the world" wishful thinking Emily; Lynton Crosby scandal, BBC news telling the public shale gas is extracted by injecting 'water' into the ground; KPMG 'volunteers' saving the BBC and Matt Payne at Bristol City Council money? but what is their motive? Newport Labour MP Paul Flynn in PMQ on the PMs inability to answer questions; No longer any rule of law in UK? Hacking cover up scandal as police refuse to name blue chip companies who used corrupt private investigators; weapons sales to human rights abusing regimes approved by government. Britain approving thousands of arms sales contracts to human rights abusing regimes: Blood money: UK’s £12.3bn arms sales to repressive states. Government approves thousands of deals with states it condemns for human rights abuses [audio: 201307191700] download

Second hour: Tony Crofts launches AEOB Against Empty Office Buildings, an investment to build social housing in Whitehall Road. Tony Crofts, from Action Against Empty Office Buildings (AEOB), and Ron Stone discuss the potential of turning the 60 acres of empty office space in Bristol into housing, as has already been achieved in Manchester and Birmingham. www.AEOBhousepeople.org.uk. Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: an update on Edward Snowden and spying generally Joint Intelligence Committee boss Alex Allen was found mysteriously covered in blood in 2008, he's now overseeing the Parliamentary Code with the Intelligence and Security Committee giving GCHQ a clean bill of health, Martin is sceptical; Lord Falconer and Tony Blair key people in the 'cover up of the murder' of David Kelly by subverting normal legal procedures; former Italian president Francesco Cossiga says Mossad and CIA were responsible for the 911 attack, supported by the zionist world; historian E.P.Thompson in his book 'Writing by Candelight' discovers a 1593 diary of a remote ancestor - it recounts how people are afraid England has been invaded, but it turns out just to be a giant trick to persuade the people to turn to the government for protection. It was Nelson Mandelas' 95th birthday yesterday and his legacy is discussed with a clip of ITNs Brian Widlake interviewing him in 1961. A benefit gig to celebrate him is on Saturday 20th July at the Arc Bar, Bristol. Bristol celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday at the Arc Bar on Broad Street tomorrow from 8pm to midnight. [audio: 201307191800] download


12th July 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with LibDem deputy leader and film maker Christian Martin. Stories covered: Avon & Somerset police raid Christian Martin's home under a pretext fishing for evidence. The City Deal and the Local Enterprise Partnership; macro-economics; The Mirror's story 'Poor paying more tax than the rich' National Audit Office figures show that the least well off households have been coughing up 36.6% of their income to the Treasury but the wealthiest have been paying less – only 35.5%; suicidal constituent calls MP over benefit cuts; Tories funded by hedge-funds and general funding of parties; Royal Mail sell-off, Vince Cable and pension funds; private prison and security contractors G4S and Serco overcharging the taxpayer for non existent and dead prisoners as well G4S's Unlawful Killing verdict this week about the death of deportee Jimmy Mubenga; Stephen Barclay from the The Public Accounts Committee quizzes Sharon White, director of general public services, HM Treasury, Una O'Brien, permanent secretary at the Department of Health and Sir David Nicholson, chief executive of NHS England. Conflicts of interest in the privatised NHS, also failed NHS managers getting hefty pay-offs and nice jobs through the NHS Confederation. [audio: 201307121700] download

Second hour: Should we arm the Syria rebels? Tuesday evening's BBC Newsnight didn't cut the mustard without Martin, so we hold a mock 'debate' between former Foreign Secretary and chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) Sir Malcolm Rifkind and our very own Martin Summers. Microsoft giving Windows backdoors to GCHQ and NSA. Edward Snowden is running out of options as the US has been putting pressure on other countries to stop him being granted asylum or travelling to South America. Rights and wrongs of drug prohibition and links to international terrorism with Chris Bovey from NORML campaign for the decriminalisation of cannabis. Chris suggests secure communications if you don't want the NSA or GCHQ selling on your private or business information with Jitsi.org - Anti-Communist Jewish playwright Myron Fagan's 1967 talk about the US Illuminati looking at the term 'Liberal' Fagan describes those members of congress, the executive branch, and the judicial branch of that time as traitors for their role in the downfall of America's sovereignty. [audio: 201307121800] download


5th July 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: review of the week's news with Bristol Mayor George Ferguson who was directed to the wrong radio station by his staff so arrived 25 minutes late. Big dip in international share prices due to political instability in Portugal. Zero hour contracts and disastrous performance by the Work Programme providers mean underemployed or unemployed have less and less rights. Government and City of London putting more and more power in the hands of employers and taking it away from employees. They don't provide enough jobs but blame the unemployed. Big dip in international share prices due to political instability in Portugal. Powerlessness and stripping rights from workers. Should the mayor reveal his diary? Marina Morris voxpop about the mayor's first eight months, has George Ferguson made a difference? Over the Severn the Gwent police chief is 'told to retire or be humiliated' by the new crime commissioner, a former police superintendent. Former chief constable of Gwent police Carmel Napier tells MPs PCC Ian Johnston ordered her to retire. George Ferguson says he spent around £45,000 on his election campaign. Mayor sits on UK Core Cities Cabinet. George says he gets access to Secretaries of State. Mayor says Bristol is getting £400 million of transport infrastructure investment through the 'City Deal'. Much for Metro Rail and Metro Bus, Portishead railway line for 2020 and beyond. Questioning the use of the mayor's volunteer budget adviser Matt Payne who is a volunteer from price fixing suspects KPMG. KPMG are being investigated both by the Competition Commission for price fixing and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for approving nearly £50 billion of fictional assets in the accounts of just one UK bank in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Some might call it accounting fraud but if nobody dares to prosecute the criminals who cares? Details of Residents' Parking Zones consultations still not announced but mayor says will be introduced in stages not just in one go. [audio: 201307051700] download

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Second hour: British journalist and film-maker Laurence De Mello reports live from Buenos Aries in Argentina on the continuing hunt for Nazi war criminals. She has uncovered evidence, including personal accounts, that Hitler's deputy war criminal Martin Bormann was indeed living in Argentina in the 1950s along with Nazi doctors Josef Mengele, Carl Værnet and others. She even uncovered evidence Bormann had a daughter in 1953 but Efraim Zuroff director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre has been blocking her access to the Nazi hunting archives in an attempt to ensure US/UK Nazi connections Laurence has discovered do not inform our understanding of history. Bormann was living at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Buenos Aires throughout 1953. Iran's state broadcaster Press TV is banned in the UK by Ofcom and by several satellite operating companies such as Intelsat and Eutelsat. Isser Ali reports for Press TV where Lord Ahmed criticises the Zionist lobby and former London mayor Ken Livingston believes it is US influence behind this connected to the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO) is convening next Thursday, 11th July, to discuss the censorship. Andrew Langdon QC from Guildhall Chambers and solicitor Will Stone from Avon and Bristol Law Centre discuss this Tuesday's appearance of Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling at the Justice Select Committee. He has had to do a U-turn over whether legal aid clients can chose their solicitor but is accused of sharp practice in trying to divert attention from some of the key proposed changes by proposing extreme and monstrous attention grabbing ideas he does not expect ever to happen. Will Stone explains how badly people are being hit by legal aid changes particularly now rights to advice and representation at employment tribunals has been withdrawn. Both agree we are moving under these Tory changes to a two tier justice system, one for the rich and none for the poor. Jurriaan Maessen from Dutch website Explosive Reports on the resurgence of Eugenics and the historic German Hanseatic League which he sees as a medieval precursor of the modern day European Union or EU linking these traditions also to the cult of the Teutonic Knights. [audio: 201307051800] download


28th June 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Brislington East Mike Woolacott. This week I wanted to review the news with Labour's candidate for mayor of Bristol and one of the most well respected Black Minority Ethnic (BME) advocates in the city - Marvin Rees. Marvin is an employee of Bristol City Council working in health and when he asked his employer for permission to speak on this week's shocking developments in the Stephen Lawrence case, police infiltrators were smearing the Lawrence family and the key witness to this 1993 London racially motivated murder, Marvin got a reply from Bristol City Council's director of Communications Peter Holt explaining he could be in breach of contract if he spoke publicly. Now that sounds to me like a threat to sack him. So I contacted Ruth Wilmshurst at the Bristol City Council Press Office last week and on Wednesday this week she said she would email me a statement from Peter Holt on behalf of the council explaining why Labour's former Mayor candidate – who came second in last year's mayoral election – was facing the sack for speaking publicly about the Lawrence Case – and how it was considered this might impact on his ability to do his job at Bristol City council. Ruth didn't return that call nor did any statement arrive by email. Public servant Peter Holt appears to have the resources to threaten to sack Marvin Rees and explain to him why but not to explain why to the public who pay his wages. Bearing in mind police made 19 arrests to defuse a racial incident with EDL supporters threatening to march, under cover of 'Help For Heros', into Easton last month; Easter 2011's Tesco riot and 1980s street riots between police and the Black Minority Ethnic community in St Pauls. I'm inviting Bristol City Council's Director of Communications Peter Holt onto this show next week to explain his decision and how it fits in with the council's stated policy on Black minority ethnic community relations. Mike Woolacott discusses his job as a full-time trade unionist representing Communications Workers' Union CWU and the privatisation of Royal Mail; each Royal Mail employee is being 'bribed' with shares to accept the government's plan. Royal Mail Chief Executive's pay increases about 50% by £500,000 this year. Dispatches documentary 'The Police's Dirty Secret' on Monday about undercover police perpetrating malicious falsehoods and perverting the course of justice by infiltrating the Lawrence family to discredit them, discussed in the House of Commons and enquiries needed by few trust the police to investigate themselves and cover-up again; private security firm that famously failed at the 2012 London Olympics G4S publish a report about themselves and how successful privatisation of the police would be 'saving £1bn annually, this figure disputed by Avon & Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan; silly jokes comparing Sesame Street to Downing Street as Prime Minister David Cameron demands answers from Ed Miliband at Prime Minister's Questions; economics; HSBC in Switzerland closes drug money laundering Moroccan and Israeli Mediterranean branch; spending on the monarchy goes up again, this year by an extra £1 million, what does this say about social justice in Britain? [audio: 201306281700] download

Second hour: Middle East World War III update with Martin Summers: regional politics of Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the Intelligence and Security committee and overseer of our intelligence services has private interests with advisory firm to military companies LEK; other members of the committee are proven to be biased towards the intelligence services, not the public, such as Lord Butler who delivered the Butler Report on the Iraq war giving the government a much too clean bill of health; New Conservative Trade and Investment Minister is a Zionist who supports Israel's policies in the Middle East; US 'Rolling Stone' investigative journalist Michael Hastings and his suspicious death in a bizarre car crash, we speculate as to whether the electronic control system in his car was externally 'hacked'. New Bank of England governor Mark Carney is cited as former governor of the Bank of Canada, but his real job is chairing committees at the secret Bank For International Settlements in Basel Switzerland. This is 'The Central Bankers' Central Bank' where Central Bankers who control national currencies meet up every two months in secret to decide policy and share information in secret. The results of these policies have been disastrous around the world and questions are being asked about the bank which provided funds for Adolf Hitler to build weapons in the 1930s and gave Nazis valuable foreign exchange during World War Two. Journalist Adam LeBor has just published the first investigation into this secret bank and we hear his thoughts from his home in Hungary. Adam LeBor's book is entitled 'The Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World: The Inside Story of the Central Bankers' Secret Bank' - John Hart is an aero engineer from Filton. Six months on we find out how he and others have coped with privatised arms company BAe Systems' closure of the Filton Airfield and his hangar workplace after he has been forced to work in the village of East Garston in Berkshire, the other side of Swindon. Luke Rudowski has had enough of the dumbed-down insulting rubbish we see daily on the BBC and other mainstream media who fawn over war criminals and use multi billion pound money launderers as 'experts'. He started We Are Change in New York City to call these rich criminals to account and the name and idea has spread around the Western world. [audio: 201306281800] download


21st June 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: News review with Lib Dem councillor for Knowle Gary Hopkins. Martin Summers gives an update on recent economic news. Former chairman of HSBC bank when it was laundering money for Mexican drug cartels Lord Green leaves the government as Cameron backs jailing bankers; Tuesday's full council meeting on Bristol Mayor George Ferguson's proposed residents parking scheme, attempt to explain how decision making at the council works since the introduction of the Mayor; Care Quality Commission CQC cover up report into their own failings; Data Protection Act used as an excuse; as part of a 'rescue deal' shares in the Co-op Bank are listed on the Stock Market; Prime Minister's Questions Labour MP Michael Meacher explains how the rich are getting richer, the richest 1000 people in the UK gaining an extra £170m each since the 'financial crash' in 2008; Mark Kindrick MP on how child poverty has gone up; BBC Lawyers and Station Manager Tim Pemberton fail in bid to remove clip of KPMG delivering 'Business News' on BBC Radio Bristol. [audio: 201306211700] download

Second hour: Round up of international news with Martin Summers: the G8 and Syria, and the Iranian elections. Former Fraud Squad detective, Rowan Bosworth-Davies, on this week's Parliamentary Banking Commission report. He believes the City of London IS the government because it has bought off Scotland Yard. Poor showing by Labour leader Ed Miliband who bought the lie that we need new legislation to deal with the bankers, we don't. Theft Act and Fraud Act perfectly adequate. Biggest arms manufacturers in Europe, EADS, and Britain, BAe Systems, attended Bilderberg 2013 in Watford. Prohibition of recreational drugs fuelling organised crime. Could Bristol be the first city to decriminalise cannabis? Former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Tom Lloyd explains why legalisation of drugs will help stamp out organised crime in the UK. [Cambridge University talk] Marina Morris's vox pop asks do you want legalisation of cannabis? [audio: 201306211800] download


14th June 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

BCfm internet nightmare almost over: BCfm Live Stream worked but again no BCfm 'Listen Again' on Friday evening - podcast uploaded here at 10pm

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world TONIGHT'S SHOW
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris TONIGHT'S SHOW

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review including Residents’ Parking update with Ashley's new Green Councillor Rob Telford. Public transport dilemmas, can local councillors really change things? Green Party vision for Bristol. PMQs David Cameron and Ed Miliband on the latest employment figures which are up but we are sceptical about that in the studio – how exactly are today's employment figures massaged? Unemployed put on to 'Working Tax Credits' even though they are not properly self-employed, Work Programme providers getting £15,ooo for every long term unemployed person removed from the figures in this way. Marina Morris: brighter pupils are being let down by our school system. Whistleblower leaks massive illegal NSA PRISM surveillance system – not much reassurance when Foreign Secretary William Hague assures us it's all legal – intelligence sharing agreements such as UK/USA - Italian Supreme Court judge Ferdinando Imposimato's evidence Bilderberg of conducting terrorist attacks in Italy. Conservative MP Liam Fox's defamation case concerning the Werritty affair which lost him his job as Defence Secretary. Fox is accused of trying to manufacture a case to attack Iran with Adam Werritty who, it has been suggested by former Uzbekistan Ambassador & blogger Craig Murray, was an Israeli Mossad agent pretending to be a UK government official with assistance from North Somerset MP Liam Fox. Privatising defence procurement – doesn't work. The carriage works on Stokes Croft, Bristol, through compulsory purchase, is becoming flats in 2015. [audio: 201306141700] download / temp download

Second hour: Round up of international stories: Turkeys' protests in Istanbul's Taksim square, Prime Minister Erdogan asks courts to decide over proposed shopping centre, Iranian presidential elections today, US announces it will arm the Syrian Al Qaeda terrorist rebels, Greek national broadcaster ERT shut down but it turns out they have paid for satellite uplinks so journalists resume broadcasts from their own studios. Bee collapse syndrome - one third reduction in UK bee population announced - Mike Birkin from South West Friends of the Earth gives us the latest on what's killing bees and mentions a conference exploring how to stop population collapse. Dangers of GM foods as a study discovers one third of pigs with deformed uterus and stomachs after eating GM animal feed. This week's first ever Commons debate about the annual Bilderberg Conference, speeches by Labour MP Dennis Skinner, Conservative MP John Redwood and Labour MP Tom Watson points out that Bilderberg Steering Committee member and Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio Ken Clarke has failed to declare his interests in the Parliamentary Register, he says he 'forgot'. Discussion of UK government announcements this week which directly affect the profits of companies represented in this secret Bilderberg meeting. MoD Procurement privatisation directly benefits Tomas Enders of EADS and Sherard Cowper-Coles of BAe Systems. GM Foods to be approved for human consumption which benefits Syngenta, secretly meeting with Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and the rest. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling plus former Justice Secretary & Bilderberg Steering Committee member Ken Clarke's proposed changes to Britain's Legal Aid programme, it includes defendants not being able to choose a lawyer, instead being allocated a G4S or Eddie Stobart solicitor. Bristol Barrister Michael Fitton opposes proposed changes and has been at the Justice Select Committee this week and reports back. Marina Morris asks you which you'd choose in her voxpop. [audio: 201306141800] download / temp download


7th June 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

APOLOGIES: THE BCFM 'LISTEN AGAIN' FACILITY HAS ONCE MORE FAILED TO DELIVER OUR SHOW TO YOU - IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY UPLOADED HERE HOWEVER BY 9PM ON FRIDAY

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for Bedminster and Cabinet member for Transport Mark Bradshaw (who turns up late at 5.30pm). Labours' new policies of capping benefits and means testing pensioners discussed. Osborne and Balls attending the secret Bilderberg meeting so are we just getting Bilderberg economic policy? NHS 111 out of hours service, it's failings, revolving doors and cronyism of this private health care. ASDA supermarket gives surplus food stock to charities but is out of date food edible? Are we going back to Victorian Britain? Sales of private jets up by almost half in Britain – Martin Summers says the idea that 'we're all in this together' is ridiculous PMQs – Ed Milliband asks Cameron about the A & E crisis blaming it on the closure of NHS Walk-In Centres across the country. Clip of Cressida Dick, who supervised the accidental murder of Jean Charles De Menezes, from the Met Police, discussing MI5 and the Woolwich murder at the Home Affairs Select committee chaired by Keith Vaz. Mark Bradshaw discusses residents parking in Bristol RPZ, what is the real timetable? Mark implies that all is up for grabs but cannot promise we will get any information if we go to the Council House, most info it seems is on the Council website. Accusations that 'consultation' meetings are not being properly advertised widely enough or enough in advance. Marina Morris looks at equality and happiness and we discuss the book 'The Spirit Level' again. [audio: 201306071700]

Second hour: Tory Kenneth 'Bilderberger' Clarke and Tory Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's attempt to change the terms of Legal Aid have brought Barristers out on the streets for the first time in British history. We ask chief barrister at Albion Chambers Michael Fitton QC if he will take the government to court over the proposals and why he and his colleagues feel so strongly. The NATO zone elite Bilderberg conference is taking place in Watford with sole arbiter of the code of Parliamentary standards Tory Prime Minister David Cameron diving in too how can we ever trust him to judge cases of MPs' accountability again? We go back to Arnhem in 1944 to meet two men who were later to chair the Bilderberg meetings Captain Peter Carrington and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Former Captain in the 82nd Airborne Division T. Moffatt Burriss takes up the story. We look at the escape of Hitler's personal secretary Martin Bormann in 1945 and CBS news correspondant Paul Manning's book Martin Bormann Nazi In Exile and ask did Bormann take the loot from WW2 and use it to set up a financial power network where swastikas came off and suits went on to members of the SS and other Nazi sympathisers? Manning's book certainly has the evidence. Idris Francis discusses on the phone his ideas about the EU and the 'Fourth Reich' recounting a story his Uncle told him that a German officer under his guard turned to him, a Major at the time, and said 'you have beaten us twice now but the third time we will win and you won't know anything about it until it's all over'. [audio: 201306071800]


31st May 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

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At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

APOLOGIES: due to another BCfm tech error & BT Internet service failure there was no internet stream of BCfm this evening & no 'listen again' either - 1st hour now here - 2nd hour now here
LISTENER APPEAL: if you have a copy of the show please let me know and we will share a link here

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: News review with the newly elected Labour Councillor for St George East Steve Pearce. Ministers refuse to agree to cuts so Chancellor George Osborne still needs to tackle £8bn black hole after treasury agrees 10% spending cuts with seven Government departments. Voxpop on Mervyn King's request that we 'stop bashing the bankers'. Also former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is about to start his new job as Bank of England Governor. He's a Bilderberg group member so have people heard of Bilderberg and do they think he'll be any better at the job? Revolving Doors: Failed former HMRC boss David Hartnett given job at one of the 'Big Four' auditing firms Deloitte. But could the job be considered as bribery for agreeing several dubious 'over lunch' sweetheart deals with Goldman Sachs, Vodafone etc. letting them off paying millions of pounds in tax? Questions for KPMG over audit of troubled Co-op Bank after accountancy firm failed to spot impending financial turbulence. BBC lose legal takedown attempt against my YouTube video of this show a month ago which criticised BBC Radio Bristol for using KPMG to deliver their 'Business News'. That 7:30am Breakfast show slot has now been renamed 'Money Matters' but the point remains why would BBC managers or listeners trust KPMG? Bristol police stop EDL 'Help For Heroes fundraiser' march in St. George heading for Muslim parts of Bristol last Saturday night naming those arrested, pleading guilty and those charged. Revealed: The true size of the British jobs gap. The Resolution Foundation has performed an analysis of the total adult employment rate – which reflects the increase in the size of the population and the growth of the available workforce – and found that there remains a "jobs gap" of 930,000. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds one-third of Britons are too poor to ‘join in with society’ Many on lowest incomes cannot buy consumer goods, visit the cinema or go on holiday. Ailing Great Western rail franchisee & Bristol bus operator First Group’s chairman Martin Gilbert leaves as the struggling transport group tapped investors for £615m to cut a massive £2bn debt and share price falls 30% as profits slump. [audio: 201305311700]

Second hour: South West Regional Secretary of the Fire Brigades' Union (FBU), Phil Jordan, warns there is no way to sugar coat it, people will die in fires if proposed Coalition government cuts are implemented. He is a Gloucestershire fire-fighter and explains that even a few seconds extra getting to a fire can mean it spreads, making it impossible to tackle, or forcing terrible choices between saving lives and getting at the heart of the fire; Steve Timmins joins us from 'Protect Our NHS', he was at this week's People's Assembly against austerity meeting at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol on Wednesday evening, He explains what the health lobby and Coalition government are doing to the NHS and looks forward to a National Assembly on Saturday 22nd June. Drones... Barack Obama makes a bad 'joke' to the Washington Press pack about killing his critics with a Predator Drone, 'You won't see it coming.' he says. Just like the world's first ballistic missile, the Nazi V2 in World War II (see above), no one killed by a V2 saw or heard it coming either. Chris Cole from Drone wars UK spoke in Frome this week, two US universities found drones kill only one 'terror suspect' for every fifty innocent civilians, tremendous profits are being made though out of drone murders by UK, US and Israeli firms, also by Lockheed Martin who sell their £50,000 each Hellfire assassination missiles to the US, UK & Israeli military; EU and William Hague agree to allow arms to be supplied to the Syrian terrorist networks. A security operation in Homs reveals Mossad, CIA and Blackwater are involved in the military violence in this part of Syria. President Assad of Syria does not want to end up murdered like Colonel Gaddafi so has threatened to attack Israel if the Israelis strike Syria again. Vladimir Putin keeps US Secretary of State John Kerry waiting for three hours because Kerry refuses to discuss the global collapse in the bee population. Bilderberg 2013 in Watford linked to Middle Eastern wars, Bilderberg conference takes place in Watford next week but was chaired for first 20 years by former SS Officer Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; many too believe Bilderberg is linked with a post-war secret 'Fourth Reich' financial power network, set up by Hitler's deputy Martin Bormann, which uses killer corporations like Nazis used Panzer Divisions to take over markets, countries and territory. As spelled out in Paul Manning's book 'Martin Bormann, Nazi In Exile' which is available free online as a PDF file or as a hardback book for over £150. [audio: 201305311800]


24th May 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with Bristol's first 'Independents For Bristol' Councillor Jason Budd who was elected as an 'outsider' to Kingsweston ward. Jason is a former Liberal Democrat who works for an event management company at Armada House and is a member of Bristol's Junior Chamber of Commerce. Independents agree to abide by the Bell Principles of Martin Bell MP. The IMF visit the Treasury and advise Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to cut less or the deficit will increase. This week’s all time stock market high but we have a flatlining economy. This is because all the Quantitative Easing, Printed Money, is going into the casino banking system and not reaching the real economy. Clip of King Mervyn, outgoing Bank of England Governor Mervyn King, on the economy, recovery, it seems, is ‘in sight’, whatever that means. Who is Mark Carney – his successor at the Bank of England who takes up his job in June – from The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland. The BIS was created after World War 1 to administer war reparations but used to fund Hitler and Nazism in the 1930s. A vote was taken at the Bretton Woods conference after World War Two but it still exists and Mark Carney chairs/chaired the Financial Stability Board of the BIS. The Tower Of Basel, is where this bank is head-quartered in Basel, Switzerland. Bristol pensioners revolt against plan for Residents’ Parking Zones; death of Ray Manzarek, from US band The Doors. Singer Jim Morrison’s US Navy Admiral father George Morrison thought to be responsible for the Gulf of Tonkin incident which began the Vietnam War. No wonder Jim said ‘My Father Is Dead.’ Bristol and the UK’s secret courts, The Court of Protection in the South West – if you are considered too ill to decide your own fate; Secret arrests, conflict between instructions from Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Home Office. Mervyn King again warns of problems with the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme – similar to sub-prime mortgages; Ownership of Schools and Hospitals built under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes being handed over to banks as the interest payments become unaffordable; Health Select Committee Dr. Mike Clancy, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, talking about problems with A & E, is that being used as an excuse to privatise the National Health Service?; Marks & Spencers’ M&S contactless payment cards stealing money from customers' bank accounts – rights and wrongs of electronic money. [audio: 201305241700] d

Second hour: Refloating of the Bristol Ferryboat Company with Keith Hallett from the Bristol Community Ferry Boat Company, and how the old ferry company has transferred into this because of financial problems. People can buy shares and help keep this service going. www.bristolferry.com 0117 929 2333. The Bilderberg Fringe Festival and tomorrow night's Warm Up Party at 'Passing Clouds' Dalston E8 4AA after the anti-Monsanto march in London www.bilderbergfringefestival.co.uk. Bilderberg control most of the money in the Western World. Annie Machon, former MI5 officer, from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) about global problems associated with the criminalisation of drugs, connections to the US alcohol prohibition from the 1920s, failure of the United Nations (UN) to address the issue stuck in a situation that suits the international criminal gangs. Analysis with Martin Summers of Wednesday's car and knife attack which killed a serving soldier in broad daylight in Woolwich, South London. His attackers appear to have courted publicity in the 20 minutes it took for Metropolitan Police armed response team to arrive. These two men were close to the top of the UK terrorist 'watch list' so how did they manage to identify and track a soldier in civilian clothing and obtain a revolver and ammunition? Daphne Havercroft from South West Whistleblowers' Health Action Group (SWWHAG) on resignations from Bristol Community Health Council, the much criticised replacement for NHS Direct the failing '111' Service and this week's A&E crisis. [audio: 201305241800] download


17th May 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

APOLOGIES: due to an internal BCfm tech error only the first half of the first hour of this show is available
LISTENER APPEAL: if you have a copy of the show please let us know and we will share a link here
UPDATE:
after 2.5 days these shows have now appeared on the BCfm website - thanks Michael :-)

First hour: News review with Birthday Party candidate who stood for mayor of Bristol and in the recent local elections Dave Dobbs. Dave is author of the book 'Laughing Gas'. We hear about the falling membership in political parties since World War Two and ask what proportion of people are in Trades Unions compared to Political Parties? Membership of trades unions is 15 times greater than UK political parties. The politicians don't control the game any more, if they ever did, the private bankers do. Money is not a finite commodity: How banks create money out of thin air then lend it out at interest. Fractional Reserve Banking a form of legalised counterfeiting, the economy, party politics, voxpop by Marina Morris on party leaders and party politics. Mayor Ferguson today announced his new multi-party cabinet as follows: Cllr Mark Bradshaw (Lab) – Transport, Planning, Strategic Housing and Regeneration; 'Bristol City Slacker' Cllr Simon Cook (Lib Dem) – Leisure, Tourism, Licensing and Community Safety (policing); Cllr Geoff Gollop (Cons) – Finance and Corporate Services; Cllr Gus Hoyt (Green) – Neighbourhoods, Environment and Council Housing; Cllr Barbara Janke (Lib Dem) – Health and Social Care; Cllr Brenda Massey (Lab) – Children, Young People and Education. Labour’s demand for voting rights in cabinet over the mayor's decisions has been agreed, but the mayor will still have overall decision-making powers – meaning he can override the wishes of a majority in cabinet if he wishes. Stories covered: night shelters closing because not classed as a dwelling so cannot get housing benefit; European Commission raids Shell and BP offices investigating evidence that petrol prices have been rigged for a decade – rigged to keep the rich wealthy, there is no free market. In the House of Commons Tory MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon and Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint on petrol price fixing; All four Bristol MPs come out against mayor George Ferguson's possible congestion charge; Stephanie Bottrill from Solihull committed suicide because she couldn't pay the bedroom tax. In the House of Lords architect of this benefit reform Lord Freud tries to explain; German water cannons set to be approved for possible summer riots across the UK; Prince Charles supporting a despotic dictatorship in Bahrain with lucrative 'Poundbury' style eco-development deal. [audio: 201305171700] download

Yes, the Pentagon really does think it controls the whole world - http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0109_unifiedcommand/ Yes, the Pentagon really does think it controls the whole world - http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0109_unifiedcommand/

Second hour: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Moscow to try to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to agree to his plans to get his friends in the US and the EU to invade Syria and Iran but gets a frosty response. Meanwhile another Russian fleet moves into the Eastern Mediterranean and Syria and Iran get a Russian upgrade to their anti ship missile systems. NORML conference at the Malcolm X Centre in Bristol this weekend on legalisation of soft drugs. Former MI5 officer Annie Machon is speaking on Saturday afternoon and former Scotland Yard Fraud Squad detective Rowan Bosworth-Davies is speaking about money laundering on Sunday. Drug cartels are now propping up the banking system. 'Impunity for the UK 'super-elite' like in a 'Banana Republic'. Former MI5 officer Annie Machon removed from UN discussion panel by Jewish organisation B'nai B'rith. Drugs, CIA, South America and corruption; US military's 'Unified Command Plan' (see map above) which shows the Pentagon consider it their job to control the entire world; NATO zone banking system could be about to collapse. Bomb attack on the Turkish border this week but was it really the Syrian army who planted the bombs? The media say one thing so one is tempted to believe the opposite since NATO zone MSM is being used for pro-war propaganda. We heard from Chris Bollyn a couple of weeks ago about the Terry Gilliam Film 'Brazil' where terrorism is a 'normal' everyday occurrence and nobody ever knows who is really planting the bombs, this has become the daily reality in Iraq and a lesser extent Pakistan today. Are Iraqi people reminiscing about the pre 2003 days of 'Evil Dictator' Saddam Hussein when so-called terrorist bombs didn't go off every day? Who is really planting these bombs? NATO? Israelis? Terrible and horrificly regular bomb attacks on Mosques in Pakistan and Iraq this week which mirror attacks two generations ago on Synagogues in Nazi Germany. Is this the old 'divide and rule' with a warmongering elite trying to set one religious community against another? Comparison with the former Catholic versus Protestant conflict in Northern Ireland. A grandson of Malcolm X, who was also a political activist, is killed in suspicious circumstances in Mexico. Independent journalist website Athens Indymedia exposing links between the far right Golden Dawn party and police - attempts to close it by Greek government. Julie Boston joins us from Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR) to discuss everything from the Portishead and Severn Beach lines to the projected electrification of the Bristol to Paddington line and the high speed HS2 link to Leeds via Birmingham. Excerpt from 'straight to YouTube' internet film The Road To World War Three - next week Al Jazeera's 'The Secret Of The Seven Sisters'
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10th May 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with leader of the Conservative group on Bristol City Council and councillor for Stoke Bishop Peter Abraham. Last week's local elections; Nationally the Tories lost 10 local authorities & 273 seats, UKIP picking up much of their vote due to policies on Europe and immigration; cuts and economics - national debt has nearly doubled since Coalition government was elected in 2010. A clip of Jane Taylor from UNITE at last Saturday's May Day Trades Union 'Workers' Day' Rally in Castle Park, Jane proposes more council house building to kick-start the economy and provided much needed housing. Bristol Mayor opens new office space – but according to local housing campaigner Tony Crofts' website 'Speak Truth To Power' we already have 2 million sq. ft., equivalent to 60 acres, of empty office space in Bristol; The Queen's Speech - influence or power? She owns more land than anyone on the planet but still got an extra £5 million pay rise in 2013 – What was NOT in the Queen's Speech was a register of lobbyists, promised by Cameron before and after the general election, discussed; Privatisation of the probation service, national press has come to Bristol to ask why as we have some of the best rates of curbing re-offending; Police said not to be involved in Jimmy Savile case - vox pop by Marina Morris about who is to blame for the Jimmy Savile fiasco, BBC, police or Savile himself? On the release of today's internal report by West Yorkshire police about cosy 'Friday morning club' breakfast meetings between their officers and Britain's worst ever paedophile, Jimmy Savile. The report said 76 crimes involving 68 victims relating to Savile had been committed in the West Yorkshire area, but added that none of the offences had been reported before the former DJ’s death in October 2011. The report also revealed the youngest of those victims was five years old at the time and eight others were aged nine or younger. Victims' lawyer brands temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ingrid Lee's report as 'pathetic' too. Martin reminds us that Savile spent over a decade of New Year's Eves at Chequers with Margaret Thatcher. [audio: 201305101700] download

ShadowWorld

Second hour: Filton and Bradley Stoke MP's December 2012 trip to Saudi Arabia and UK/Saudi arms deals discussed with author of The Shadow World, Inside The Global Arms Trade, Andrew Feinstein. Corruption, the Serious Fraud Squad, ‘National Security’, and politicians paid huge sums as conduits. Al Yamamah and SangCom UK/Saudi arms deals' bribery investigations dropped by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with Chancellor George Osborne, incredibly, able to veto SFO investigations. Freemason & Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti had an expenses paid trip to Saudi Arabia in December 2012, what might his role be as a UK Saudi arms deal breaker? BBC4 changing the name from 'Exile, A Myth Unearthed' to 'Jerusalem An Archeological Mystery Story' by Israeli born filmmaker Ilan Ziv, then dropping his film about the myth of Jewish 'right to return altogether after lobbying from the Israeli government and the Zionist lobby within the BBC; we hear from the banned station Press TV and they cover clashes this week at the Al Aqsa Mosque which is allegedly on a site venerated by Jews too which the Israeli army want to take over even though it it the third most sacred site in Islam; Russian SS300 anti aircraft SAM missiles being sold to Syrian government after Israeli jets or artillery bombed or shelled Syria this week, a provocation that clearly violates international law and could lead to war between the two states; UK and US 'look the other way' not condemning Israel. Adam Kokesh, a 31-year-old former United States Marine who has long spoken out against military intervention in Iraq and other controversial issues, is planning what he calls an "Open Carry March on Washington" to "put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny." So will there be an armed protest march to Washington to mark Independence Day on 4th July? Minot Missile Base in North Dakota got a D grade inspection report with insubordination rife and launch codes possibly going astray or compromised... so 17 military ICBM launch officers have been sacked. Can Britain feed itself? with Somerset farmer, former National Farmers Union (NFU) rep for Somerset and the man behind Puxton Park, Derek Mead. Derek, along with all dairy farmers, has suffered after the 1980s demise of the Milk Marketing Board which guaranteed a minimum price for milk. Discussing why he left the National Farmers' Union because it represents the interests of supermarkets and the food industry not farmers. Before that, helped set up Farmers For Action which blockaded supermarket distribution depots. The cartel-like power of Supermarkets to use milk as a 'loss-leader' impoverishing farmers, EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies, the plight of small farmers, farmers' relations with Somerset walkers and we ask: can Britain still feed itself or are we too reliant on imports? US photographer and author of Solving 9/11, Chris Bollyn, gets into a scrape with Bilderberg security back in Belgium in 2000 after daring to ask questions of some of the participants and taking a picture of George Soros with Carl Bildt. [audio: 201305101800] download


3rd May 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Bristol Local Election results 2013 and news review with former mayor candidate for the Green party and new Councillor (announced today) for Bishopston, Daniella Radice. Chris Brown's website Bristol 24/7 has best election results coverage: Labour now largest party in Bristol as LibDem vote collapses. 'City Slacker' news: LibDem on Mayor Ferguson's cabinet Simon Cook retains his Clifton East seat by 17 votes while Cheryl Anne loses her Horfield seat to Labour in 27.5% turnout. Not satisfied with 'volunteering' their help for mayor George Ferguson to 'help him' make decisions about the City's budget, financial services firm KPMG have their tentacles into BBC Radio Bristol 'volunteering' a 7:30am 'business news' for the BBC Breakfast show but failing to reference a report talking up the economy promising 200,000 jobs about to come to Britain, but who wrote this report and why have the BBC given up their editorial independence? KPMG have a terrible track record, and are embroiled in several scandals including criminal insider dealing in the US, falsifying the accounts of HBOS, undervaluing HBOS junk assets by 7000% and are being investigated for price fixing with the 'big four' financial services firms. The chairman of publicly owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Sir Philip Hampton, has said the bank will be ready to return to the private sector next year. Martin Summers disagrees and Daniella doresn't think the public will get as much for the bank's shares as we paid for them. The Cayman Islands will in future share information on taxes with the UK and other countries. Bermuda and other British tax havens have signed agreements on sharing tax information, the Treasury has said. UK Uncut expose in court the “sweetheart” tax deal which saved Goldman Sachs millions of pounds which they agreed with Tax people HMRC to save Chancellor George Osborne from “major embarrassment”. A £255m project to turn the former Courage brewery in Bristol into homes, offices and shops has gone into receivership. Work at the Finzels Reach site halted some time ago but now receivers have been called in after developer HDG Mansur defaulted on a loan. Transport protesters gathered outside City Hall to condemn the city council over lack of consultation on transport issues. They claim the council only pays lip service to people's views before taking final decisions. David Mock, from the traffic and transport subgroup of the Greater Area Neighbourhood Partnership, claimed their views about a new showcase bus route were not considered relevant by council officials. Simon Brookes, who has been campaigning for the removal of a bus lane in Westbury Road, said: "Consultations are a sham, e-petitions are being ignored, and as a result of that, there can be one conclusion – the electorate's views are being ignored." Tory Councillor John Goulandris (Stoke Bishop) claimed the city council had a hidden agenda to "slow the city down so the excuse of congestion charging can be introduced". Frack Free Somerset organise meeting in Ston Easton, Somerset, about proposals to pump toxic chemicals into the Mendip Hills. Local people described "seeing nothing like it" in the village for the past 16 years with the number of people that attended. And so it came to pass. Despite near universal professional opposition and strong political pressure, the Section 75 regulations that explicitly open up the NHS to competition law were approved in the House of Lords last week. A three-line whip on Liberal Democrat peers ensured a majority of over a hundred, with Baroness Shirley Williams speaking warmly of "an exciting new direction" for the NHS. The rage expressed across social media forums is unlikely to disappear but what can opponents do next? http://www.nhsforsale.info - http://www.keepournhspublic.com - http://protectournhs.wordpress.com [audio: 201305031700] download

Second hour: We are joined by Director of the London based Centre for Dissociative Studies, psychotherapist specialising in trauma Valerie Sinason, who has interviewed five of Jimmy Savile's victims and 500 other victims of ritual abuse. After the Daily Express headline Jimmy Savile Was Part Of Satanic Ring in January 2013 Private Eye magazine published another anonymous hatchet job on her entitled 'SATANIC PANIC - Familiar Ritual ' in the Feb/Mar 2013 edition implying Valerie and victims she has spoken to were 'making it up, or 'mad'. Valerie explains the horrible reality behind these types of abuse and explains that many people, including presumably Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, find it difficult to believe people could behave like this. Valerie explains that abusers use a cruel tactic of: 'the worse the abuse is the less the authorities and press will believe them'. Latest on the FBI's and the mainstream media's Boston Marathon bombings cover-up from US freelance journalist Chris Bollyn who has written a book 'Solving 9/11' on the 9/11 attacks and an article on Boston: 'Terror as Theatre'. Chris suggests that Terry Gilliam's 1980s film 'Brazil', about the government controlling the population through terrorism [see video above], may be closer to reality than we think. UN accuse US of torture over force-feeding of Guantanamo bay detainees... 130 refusing food - 23 being force fed, Guantanamo lawyer found dead in apparent suicide. Iraq: April is record month for carnage with 700 dead and 1600 wounded - as the Arab League warned in 2003 US and UK have indeed 'opened the gates of hell' in Iraq. Meanwhile US Secretary of State for Defense, Chuck Hagel, confirms he is considering arming Syrian rebels. Martin points out the US military are already arming Al Qaeda in Syria via Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. As the NATO zone Bilderberg Conference Mafia cartel prepare to meet in Hertfordshire in the second weekend of June, Hannah Bono announces the first ever Bilderberg Fringe Festival with comedians, talks and music. Honorary President of the Italian Supreme Court Ferdinando Imposimato has published evidence that Bilderberg organised terrorist atrocities in Italy's 'Strategy of Tension'. National Vice-President of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) John McInally gives us a taste of the critique of the Coalition government to be heard at the annual May Day rally tomorrow in Bristol's Castle Park. [audio: 201305031800] download


26th April 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Bristol 'City Slackers' Simon Cook (Clifton East) and Cheryl Anne (Horfield) LibDem councillors standing for re-election. News review with Cllr. Helen Holland (Lab), who is also leader of the Labour Group. National Labour poll down to 35% while UKIP surge continues in Opinium/Observer poll. Next Thursday's elections are discussed and also some economics - UK budget deficit barely falls in 2012/13, more pain ahead - fell to £114.2 bn in the tax year which ended in March. This equates to 7.4% of GDP or economic output, down from 7.9% in 2012/13. Britain's total net public debt, excluding the direct costs of bailing out the country's banks, is still much higher than before the financial crisis at a record £1.186 tn or 75.4% of GDP. Cuts have brought a loss of £450 a head to every person in Bristol; 'the multiplier effect' of the cuts. Stories covered: Food Banks have tripled in the past year, more than 350,000 people turned to food banks for help last year, almost triple the number who received food aid in the previous year and 100,000 more than anticipated, according to the Trussel Trust, UK's biggest food crisis charity - PMQs clip of this; PMQ clips of how the rich are getting richer; Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie criticises Bristol City Council who top of the national league for 'Gagging Clauses' or, as the Bristol Evening Post calls them 'compromise agreements' and demands they stop the practice which has cost Bristol City council tax payers £1m over five years, used to silence sacked Coroner and his staff and bring in what anonymous silenced staff member calls 'a puppet coroner'; First Bus won't run CND anti-Trident ad. which explains the nuclear missile system's cost: £100bn and fail to reply to letter asking them to explain; 'Big four' accountants, including KPMG, 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax', draw up laws on tax and then advising their clients how to avoid this tax; voxpop on the elections by Marina Morris and discussion of why more than half the people asked do not see the point in voting. [audio: 201304261700]

Second hour: Round up of international stories with Martin Summers: have chemical weapons been used in Syria, and if so, by which side? Revealed: George Osborne’s secret veto on fraud inquiries, SFO poised to drop investigation into claims of Saudi arms bribes. Conservative Chancellor George Osborne and cuts to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO); Jack Lopresti, Tory Freemason MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, caught changing his story... admits to representing UK weapons manufacturers in Saudi Arabia:

From Private Eye: ANOTHER gaggle of Tory MPs has paid a friendly visit to the authoritarian Saudi Arabian government, according to the latest register of MPs' interests. This is the second recent Tory trip to Saudi, after four Tory MPs went on shindig with the sheikhs in December. In February Eye 1334 pointed out apparent errors in the way one of them, Filton MP Jack Lopresti, described his trip: Lopresti's entry in the MPs' register failed to mention that it was arranged by the UK Defence Forum, an arms-industry-funded group. Lopresti also claimed to have met "various human rights groups", which seemed unlikely. Lopresti has now corrected his entry: he now acknowledges the role of the UK Defence Forum and all mention of "human rights groups" has gone.

UN torture expert's visit postponed again by Bahrain regime as protests continue around this weekend's Grand Prix; Martin asks if it's okay for bloody revolution in Syria why not in Bahrain too? More cracks appear in the official Boston bombings story; Tamerlan Tsarnaev apparently arrested naked in handcuffs without injury last Thursday evening, so how was he killed and his body mutilated? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apparently not 'on the run' but at college during last week. Secret super-elite Mafia dons Bilderberg cartel meeting in Hertfordshire, the Logan Act in the US which prohibits politicians from having private meetings like this; similar civil service code in UK; Birmingham terror plotters sentenced but they had no bomb making equipment, capability and no targets; Mike Birkin from South West Friends of the Earth, discusses the 'Carbon Bubble' alternative energy, 50th anniversary of the Beeching Report railway axe, local railways and EDF's plan for a projected nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. Interview with thriller writer and WWII deception planner Dennis Wheatley about witchcraft and black magic for Walpurgis night on Tuesday 30th April. BBC4 censor documentary on history of Palestine/Israel, 'Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story' by Jewish filmmaker Ilan Ziv, which suggests the present Jews have no 'right of return' to Palestine since they are not related to those exiled by the Romans in 70AD. [audio: 201304261800]


19th April 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: News review with deputy leader of the Conservative group on Bristol City Council & councillor for Hengrove, Mark Weston. Stories covered: Maggie Thatcher’s funeral; IMF puts pressure on George Osborne with criticism of cuts: IMF warns Osborne to moderate austerity due to lack of growth – further conversation on the economy; Npower Admits Paying No Corporation Tax for Three Years and their prices went up by 10 % - privatisation versus nationalisation; Jobless leap 'fitting tribute' to Thatcher; wages not rising in line with inflation – unemployment discussed; 2,000 insurance jobs axed at Aviva; Bristol Post/Evening Post gets new website but it's less user-friendly than the last one and not on news services such as Google News; Local financial advisers Hargreaves Lansdown' success shows no sign of slowing - at taxpayers expense? £500 per week benefits cap trial begins in London, cap to be rolled out across the country in July; Philippe Sands QC Quits LibDems Over 'Corrosive' Secret Courts Bill, secret courts overturn Habeus Corpus Act 1679 this is the wicked work of Bilderberger & 'minister without portfolio' in Cameron's cabinet Kenneth Clarke MP; MMR vaccine – Measles outbreak shows why we must get our children vaccinated, but we hear from Dr Andrew Wakefield explaining he believes parents should be able to choose single vaccines and the problems with the original MMR vaccines, two of which were almost immediately withdrawn, Wakefield says import of single vaccines shoud not have been banned. [audio: 201304191700]

Second hour: What were private security firm 'Craft' doing at the scene of the Boston marathon bombings? Are the NATO zone Mafia dons, the Bilderberg Group, coming to Watford this June? Military Industrial Complex, bankers, NATO politicians, royalty, oil barons, media & IT barons and the BBC will be represented but may once again fail to report on the meeting. Head of the Italian Supreme court Ferdinando Imposimato [Italian original] publishes book with evidence the Bilderberg Group have been behind Italian terrorist campaigns. Terrorists who plotted to blow up army base with explosives on toy car jailed for 44 years, Four 'toy car' terrorists from Luton jailed at Woolwich Crown Court; 20th anniversary of the siege of the Branch Davidians' community in Waco, Texas, with commentary and report by local comedian from Austin, Texas, Bill Hicks. Green councillor for Ashley Gus Hoyt discusses his role in mayor Ferguson's cabinet, the role of KPMG adviser Matt Payne in the cabinet and local priorities for the Green Party. Conspiracy Scope YouTube channel upload retired US Army Colonel and author L. Fletcher Prouty talking in 1992 about the British East India Company and colonialism. [audio: 201304191800]


12th April 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with South West LibDem MEP Sir Graham Watson who is based in Langport Somerset. Stories covered: Cyprus - it’s natural gas resources and loans from Moscow; Graham discusses his role in the EU, the European Arrest Warrant, and other EU issues; voxpop by Marina Morris on the European Union – Graham Watson mentions positive achievements of the EU - the Euro, economic collapse, Economists Milton Friedman, former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) David Blanchflower’s article reminding us of what his colleagues explained after the 2010 election, George Osborne's austerity cannot and will not work. The 1986 Big Bang; parties celebrating Mrs Thatcher’s death; voxpop by Marina Morris about Maggie Thatcher and further discussion; Sheffield Hallam University report on welfare cuts - £19 billion a year out of the economy, the north hit worse; Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) police now failing to confirm who they are arresting based on 'Leveson recommendations' citing Chris Jefferies case where he was then accused of the murder of Jo Yeates. However Avon & Somerset police are being sued by Jefferies for wrongly arresting him and possibly briefing the press that he was the murderer. Police state being ushered in? Severn Barrage and bankruptcies of two founders; KPMG face audit inquiry over the failure of HBOS bank having failed to spot £47bn of losses in the company's accounts in successive audits; Lord Berkeley tables private members bill calling for the annual £18.3m Prince Charles’ 120,000 acre Duchy of Cornwall estate to be given to Cornwall residents. [audio: 201304121700]

Second hour: Was Margaret Thatcher's 1986 'Big Bang' responsible for the banks collapsing in 2008? Monetary reformer and former Bank of England employee turned international consultant Muhammad Rafeeq. Wikileaks release searchable index of 'The Kissinger Cables' from and to Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who had a secret foreign policy of coups, massacres and death squads. Senior Italian judge says he has evidence that Ken Clarke's secret Bilderberg club were behind terrorist attacks across Europe as part of Operation Gladio. Anders Breivik massacre relatives prepare to sue Norwegian police & authorities. Julian Parry discusses the legacy of Margaret Thatcher who died on Monday. Several of the same individuals who removed Maggie over her attitude to European EMU integration involved in alleged illegal South African nuclear arms deal with Astra Holdings headed by former MI6 officer Stephan Koch. BBC make a documentary with The Guardian to mark the decade since the start of the Iraq war in March 2013 but then fail to screen it. Its content exposes appalling crimes by US Colonel James Steele in Iraq. America's Hired Death Squads and Torture Teams Are Still Operating in Iraq - A 15-month investigation exploring war crimes long denied by the Pentagon lays out the tragic truth. James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq - video. Next Saturday sees Bristol's Anarchist Bookfair 11am-6pm at the Trinity Centre at the East end of Old Market. [audio: 201304121800]


5th April 2013

Friday Drivetime

BCfm’s weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

QueenVile

First hour: news review with Labour Councillor for St George West Peter Hammond. Discussion with Peter on why he had to stand down as Labour leader, how Labour have managed to influence the Bristol City Council's annual budget e.g. getting extra money for Speedwell Pool and Community Transport. Latest on the criminal bankers including clip from Russia Today's 'The Keiser Report' about a class action in the US brought against Libor fraud banks – case dismissed by US judge; HBOS malfesance story today too with mild 'slapped wrists' for multi-billion pound fraudsters; Can work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith really live on £53 a week including bills? The Queen gets a £5 million pay rise as the 'Civil List' is replaced by the 'Sovereign Grant' – is Queen Elizabeth the real Vile Product Of Welfare UK as quoted from this week's Daily Mail Headline? Owen Jones and Ruth Porter on Channel 4 news discuss this 'Philpott' welfare debate – DFS in Bristol get 1200 applicants for 9 jobs, Costa Coffee in Nottingham get 1700 applications for 8 jobs, Joseph Roundtree Foundation report that the UK has 6.5 million people looking for full time work that does not exist – Iceland has increased welfare benefits because that helps the economy to grow in a crisis; staggering leaks of confidential documents reveal secrets of the rich tax evaders who hide cash offshore (mainly from the British Virgin Islands) –estimated at £21 trillion; Trident - costs £100 billion for about 25 years - clip of Bruce Kent, veteran CND campaigner on being spied on by Cathy Massiter, discussion about Peter Hammond being blacklisted by the Economic League and Bruce Kent and CND being spied on; documentary all about this from the 1980s as part of Channel 4's 20/20 Vision Series with Hugo Young; Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)s £10.5 million mis-selling (fraud) Ofgem fine; wheels coming off the wagon as North Somerset Council stop enforcing parking offences - a symptom of ‘private affluence and public squalor’; Unite the Union air the prospect of a 2013 general strike. [audio: 201304051700]

Second hour: North Korea threatens nuclear attack on USA, but did William Waldegrave, Ken Clarke, David Cameron and other senior Tories collude in supplying these ex-South African nuclear weapons onto the black market? Peer admits MI6 officer Daphne Park arranged the assassination of Congo’s first independent leader Patrice Lumumba; massive increase in heroin trafficking from Afghanistan - one million deaths from heroin now estimated since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by NATO, the US and UK. Martin explains how, why and when the CIA and MI6 began to be major drug smugglers and reccomends two websites CIAdrugs and NarcoNews. Anne Lemon teaches in Clevedon and is on the National Executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) who had their annual conference over Easter. She explains the union's view on Free Schools, Academy Schools and the new National Curriculum and tells us about a mayday rally taking place next month in Castle Park which is organised by local Trades Unionists. SMART METERS - Big Brother or helpful technology? we are joined by David Saunders of Bristol Power and Mike Mitcham of the Stop Smart Meters campaign. - Who is president Bashar Al Assad of Syria's English wife Asma? She is not heard from on British mainstream media but seems to come across as an intelligent and compassionate stateswoman [audio: 201304051800]


29th March 2012

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: news review with Communist Party of Britain member from Somerset Ken Keable and 17 Trades Unions support the 'People's Charter' and the People's Assembly Against Austerity this coming June. Daily Worker and Morning star newspapers. Religion and politics. Current strength of Russian Communist party. 1956 Hungarian uprising and 1968 Czechoslovakian invasions crushed by force. Also is the Communist party electable? Lack of demand in the economy, Libor style oil and gas price fixing. Former 'partner in crime' of Vladimir Putin, Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky, is found dead at his Berkshire home a month before he was due to testify at the inquest of Alexander Litvinenko. Motives for MI6 and the Russians for killing him. Michael Meacher MP's budget speech on Monday evening where he says the budget is designed to dismantle the welfare state, there is no macro-economic strategy. Tory London mayor Boris Johnson interviewed by Eddie Mair for the Andrew Marr show taclked on his character and called 'a nasty piece of work' Boris disputes this. Ken Clarke's Secret Courts bill passes the House of Lords which is the first time in 800 years to undermine Habeus Corpus, that means those held unlawfully in custody can be released. Bilderberger and Minister Without Portfolio Ken Clarke accused of misleading parliament saying the secret courts bill was no threat to Habeus Corpus. Cyprus banking colapse - Faisal Islam describes Mario Monti's plane full of 10bn Euros flying in from Frankfurt to Larneka and G4S distributing the cash. [audio: 201303291700]

Second hour: investigative reports. Interview with lawyer & former Scotland Yard Fraud Squad detective for 12 years Rowan Boswell-Davies who submitted evidence of widespread organised crime in the City of London under US, EU, Australian and British definitions of Organised Crime to the Parliamentary Banking Commission chaired by Andrew Tyrie. This evidence was initially 'lost' by the Commission and after Rowan contacted Mr Tyrie they found it again. They have suggested the evidence might have to be 'redacted', or blanked out, so Rowan has published it in full for the public to view online. Mr Boswell-Davies believes that unless the authorities institute a series of criminal trials and convictions of 'blue blood' City bankers, the 'Princes of the City', will continue to defraud the nation, loot and bring about an eventual collapse of the national economy and the pound. He has identified the 'Blue Arrow' trial as the most important city fraud case where the message went out that it was 'open season' for city fraudsters, that they would never again be prosecuted. This trial had rattled the 'self-regulating' City criminal club and they then knocked back the police and went back to a tame, pre Sir Robert Mark, system of 'light touch' regulation by their friends. Rowan explains who should be arrested and put on trial, as well as why and how to do it. TWO EURODOLLAR COLLAPSE SCENARIOS: We then explore, following the Cyprus crisis, two scenarios of a Euro/dollar collapse, one positive where the government get a grip on the crisis and one negative where they don't. 1. The trigger for the crash, 2. the almost instantaneous crash itself, 3. a few days later the crucial point where the government do, or do not, get a grip on the crisis and act decisively providing cash and food, 4. a few weeks later, 5 a few months later and 6. they cannot say they didn't know because we have just told them ;-) Jesse Ventura's 'Death Ray' show in his Conspiracy Theory series in the US. Bristol activist Tom Woodhead arrested and beaten up by the Israeli police then deported for peacefully demonstrating. Blindfolded and believes he was subjected to a mock execution. [audio: 201303291800]


22nd March 2012

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: George Osborne's Budget 2013. News review with Eastville LibDem Councillor & former leader of Bristol LibDems Steve Comber. A green light for UK banking fraud: RBS & Barclays LIBOR and HSBC Money Laundering, how much did they make and how much was the out of court settlement? Steve Comer, former leader of LibDems in Bristol & LibDem councillor for Eastville, reviews the weeks news with Tony and Martin Summers. Discussing cuts in Avon Fire Authority which Steve Comer sits on including a halt to recruitment of fire-fighters. This week’s 2013 budget and clips of (VIDEO): Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne coughs and flounders during the budget speech as he confesses that December’s Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) growth forecast of 1.2% has been downgraded this week to 0.6%National debt looks likely to double under this government from £800bn to £1.6tn. Martin points out Coalition are fiddling figures to make it look like deficit is going down, Steve says we need to borrow to invest, locally there are some schemes to do this; ‘Workfare Makes You Free’ - Labour Party abstain from obscene retrospective Workfare vote after government and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) caught breaking the law forcing science graduate Cait Reilly to work in Poundland for free; Bristol West LibDem MP Stephen Williams at PMQs about £10k tax threshold; Two Hinkley Point nuclear power stations given planning permission – subsidies discussed, choosing what to back in the ‘free market’; Hugh Bailey at PMQs asks Prime Minister David Cameron to scrap the bedroom tax entirely - Mayor George Ferguson says Bristol City Council won't evict those who can't pay; Anglican bishops, with the exception of Nigerian Elf oil shark & city banker Archbishop Welby, opposing benefit cuts – cutting benefits in a crisis stupid, better to introduce a citizens income. Royal Charter to be set up to regulate the press but clause quietly inserted to prosecute bloggers and this starts looking like an unnecessary establishment fix-up. [audio: 201303221700] download

Second hour: former financial editor of the Scottish Sunday Herald now London based blogger Ian Fraser on the Big Bang open season on fraud indicated by the Court Of Appeal overturning four fraud convictions in the County NatWest Blue Arrow rights issue where dealers fraudulently misrepresented the share price. European Central Bank (ECB), European Union (EU) & International Monetary Fund (IMF) or Troika impose one off tax of between 6% & 10% on Cypriot bank accounts in exchange for bailout. Blue Arrow, County Nat West trial, rights issue for Manpower buyout; financial bribes for Libor rigging. Libor ‘Rain Man’ dealer Tom Hayes was known to be the best Libor fixer in the business. Hayes' pay package more than doubled from $2m to $5m when he moved from UBS to Citi bank, however, he was fired by Citi in September 2010 and in December 2012 he was arrested by London's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and bailed without charge. Separately, he was charged with wire fraud, price-fixing and conspiracy by the US Department of Justice and his extradition requested. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Hayes is now turning queen's evidence, 'singing like a canary', and seeking to prove to the authorities that Libor rigging was condoned at the highest levels at his former employers. Jennifer Arcuri, a close friend of Hayes, said he is helping police with their inquiries. He believes he's innocent, Arcuri told the WSJ. She added that trying to rig Libor was common industry practice. It was like spanking children in the 1970s – condoned from the top. Libor trader Roger Darin also charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and an antitrust violation; Robert & Vincent Tchenguiz are suing the Serious Fraud Office for more than £200m following the agency's investigation into their role in the collapse of Iceland's banks, this case could destroy the SFO. Financial press too close to the city, being taken on jaunts & jollys by them; Cyprus and contagion, painting the European Central Bank as Europe's new feudal overlord. Interview with Labour’s former mayor of Frome Bob Ashford, who was barred from standing for Police and Crime Commissioner because of a minor offence committed when a teenager. His campaign to change the law is called Wipe The Slate Clean www.wipetheslateclean.co.uk - Strange that senior police officers, officers of all ranks, even Chief Constables and Assistant Chief Constables are not even vetted, many have serious criminal offences on their record and new recruits are not vetted. Marina Morris Voxpop where she asks whether or not you actually trust the police, Jimmy Savile and phone hacking have undermined trust in the police for many Bristolians. International stories briefly covered with Old Labour Oxford economist Martin Summers: Texan man elected in Istanbul as Syrian opposition 'Prime Minister' Ghassan Hitto; appears that chemical weapons have been used near Allepo in Syria by the Free Syrian Army, UN investigating. US and NATO preparing for intervention in Syria. Iraq war started ten years ago this week on WMD lies from German secret service BND’s agent Rafed Al Janabi, codename ‘Curveball’. [audio: 201303221800] download


15th March 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Bedroom tax; Kingswood Tory MP Chris Skidmore blames Labour for NHS failings at Prime Minister's Questions; Introduction to Mark Wright, Lib Dem councillor for Cabot ward. Discussion includes former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne going to prison, Schools minister David Laws' £40,000 MP's Expenses scandal fine, LibDem leader Nick Clegg overturning LibDem party democracy on secret courts and the LibDem spring conference. Martin Summers is asked what he thinks about next week's budget and the wisdom of cuts. Clip of Liam Fox and his cutting tax and benefits plans for the economy. Universal credit & the more developed Citizen's income as proposed by the Green party here in the UK and newly elected Grillo in Italy. PMQ clip of Miliband and Cameron on the bedroom tax from last week vs. the way Cameron is treating the bankers. Discussion including how the local council and housing associations will probably pick up the debt of rent arrears. PMQ clip of Ian Murray - will the PM personally benefit from millionaires tax cut? NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson is determined to rub the public's noses in his invincibility and contempt for his critics according to the Daily Mail. He says he wants to support whistleblowers but his new deputy, Dame Barbara Hakin stands accused of helping to authorise £500,000 to silence a hospital chief executive who was sacked after warning that targets were threatening lives. Councillors for hire who give firms planning advice One Tory councillor in East Devon, Graham Brown, boasted: “If I can't get planning, nobody will.” The councillor claimed he preferred to keep a low profile, but had “access to all the right people for the right clients”. He added: “[I] don’t come cheap. I mean, there are jobs that I do for £1,000, and there are jobs that I do for £20,000 … if I turn a greenfield into a housing estate and I'm earning the developer two or three million, then I ain’t doing it for peanuts.” The Daily Telegraph’s investigation also looked at the activities of Indigo Public Affairs, a lobbying company. In Newcastle, Greg Stone, a Liberal Democrat councillor who works for the firm, boasted that the company had “a good chance that via our network someone will know someone who knows somebody” at every council. “Tricks of the trade” used to gain approval for developments included making sure planning committees included “friendly faces”, he said. New head of legal services at Bristol City Council Liam Nevin spent more than 23,000 of taxpayers' money on an attempt to ban the press from reporting details of a controversial fostering case. New Pope, a German Jesuit from Argentina. The Archbishop and the oil sharks: A 'slick' young Justin Welby, Elf Oil the crooked 'Monsieur Africa' and a £6bn mission to snap Nigeria's oil riches - with catastrophic results. [audio: 201303151700]

Second hour: Kevin Phillips, chair of the Avon and Somerset Police Federation, discusses the recent vote on whether police would strike or not. Vote was 69% locally & 81% nationally in favour of the right to strike. Drusilla Sharpling, from HMIC, says police appeared to be reluctant to investigate Savile because of his high public profile in this week's report. The Jimmy Savile case, phone hacking, Hillsborough, the police are discrediting themselves. Why aren't fraudulent bankers & traders being arrested, in Iran fraudsters are being executed Low morale in the police. Round up of international news with Martin Summers: As the smoke clears after Saudi Arabia's latest mass execution by firing squad... Charles and Camilla fly in. The Prince isn't expected to raise the issue of human rights with his hosts. Perhaps he should. Queen's Sri Lanka visit for Commonwealth CHOG meeting 'grotesque'. Disaster in Syria as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov flies into London to talk to Foreign Secretary William Hague, believes UK will break international law if we supply weapons to non-governmental actors, or terrorists, in Syria, particularly embarrassing because they kidnapped UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, Syrian army seem to be winning the 'civil war'. 9/11 'mastermind' living in posh Bristol City Centre flat? Correction. No, his flat is, in fact, in London. Security records of cars passing through a checkpoint at the Prestancia gated community indicated that Mr Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud’s home, 4224 Escondito Circle, Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida, had been visited a number of times by Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19-strong hijack team, who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in 2001. The logs also indicated that Marwan Al-Shehhi, who crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, and Ziad Jarrah, who was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, had visited the house. A decade after the world's worst terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 3,000 people, Mr al-Hijji is resident in London, working for the European subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state oil company. Described as a career counsellor, he is based in the offices of Aramco Overseas Company UK Limited. Israeli president Shimon Peres comes to the EU to try to persuade them to ban Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. Royal visits to two regimes of the worst abusers of human rights in the world. The death, possibly by CIA poisoning, of Hugo Chavez, land reform and fantastic results of his government for general health and wellbeing. Mike Birkin from Friends of the Earth discusses EDF Energy pulling out of a court case where they were attempting to sue protesters. Sustainable energy and the Energy Bill. Japan betrayed to help US fight Russia at the end of World War Two: 1992 BBC Horizon documentary 'Hitler's Bomb' & Carter Hydrick's book Critical Mass, about the 1945 US/Nazi Uranium & Plutonium deal [audio: 201303151800]


8th March 2013

International Women's Day - no show


1st March 2013

5-7pm Friday 1st March 2013
BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

Bristol City Slackers March 2013: the MPs
Labour, Bristol South, Dawn Primarolo MP
Conservative
, Bristol North-West, Charlotte Leslie MP
Conservative
, Kingswood, Chris Skidmore MP

First Hour: News review with Labour Councillor for Southmead Jenny Smith. Influence of the owners on journalism at the Evening Post and discussion on the rights and wrongs of the bedroom tax. Tony's March 2013 list of City Slacker MPs (see above). What are these new 'negative interest rates' – rich people buying up assets; massive cap on bankers bonuses announced; Muhammad Rafeeq, former bank of England employee on Britain's plummeting financial reputation in the world; KPMG adviser to mayor Ferguson and present Competition Commission's investigation into auditing fraud and price fixing – big companies and banks keeping several sets of books, looks like Big Four will be found to have been committing fraud and hoping nobody will notice; the Mayors first budge t has £35m of cuts. Britain's AAA credit rating cut last Friday evening; MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti took a £6,600 trip to Saudi Arabia in December paid for by the Saudi government and reported by the TheyWorkForYou website and Private Eye but in a climate of illegal arms deals and considering his Filton connection with arms manufacturer BAe Systems what was he up to there? clip of Ed Miliband at PMQ discussing the New Statesman article by Anthony Seldon; clip of sharp former Labour leader John Smith at PMQs vs. John Major in 1993; Tiny number of multinational giants dominating the global food market. [audio: 201303011700]

Second Hour: Transport adviser to Bristol mayor George Ferguson & Bristol Friends of the Earth campaigner Pip Sheard quit but returned a week later as an adviser. She talks tonight about Bristol's plagued bus rapid transit (BRT) system, cars, congestion charge, buses and trains. Pip is a volunteer on Bristol mayor George Ferguson’s advisory group for transport. She discusses the Bus Rapid Transit System, smart cards to get people on buses, the 'bonkers bus stops' etc. Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: British secret services want to keep evidence secret at Alexander Litvinenko inquest delaying it by another six months, what have they got to hide? The book ‘Blowing up Russia’ offers clues to the possible motives behind the killing, to cover up false flag terrorism. 9/11 court case in Horsham with Tony Rooke, BBC TV documentary producer Mike Rudin in the frame under Section 15 of the UK Terrorism Act 2000, Article 3, for aiding and abbetting terrorism. A voxpop by Marina Morris, do people believe the story about the death of Osama Bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan in May 2011? Discussion about who Osama Bin Laden was working for and when he really died. Nafeez Ahmed on the seven myths of the Iraq war as wrongly reported by BBC TV's sinking 'flagship' Newsnight on the tenth anniversary of the war. British Foreign Secretary William Hague and new US Secretary of State John Kerry discuss Syria on Monday. Discussion of the Skull and Bones society at Yale University which John Kerry was initiated into in 1966, including a unique recording of screams and chant of 'The Devil Equals Death' at of one of their Skull and Bones initiation ceremonies. The 1974 Portuguese revolution, extract from this week's Dialect interview with Enrique Ribiro. Interview with Victoria Brittain about her new book Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War On Terror. [audio: 201303011800]


22nd February 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: BBC Strike on Monday, Father of the Chapel at BBC Bristol Matthew Hill explains why the National Union of Journalists have withdrawn their labour. BBC have a history of blacklisting employees in collaboration with MI5 in the 1980s 'Christmas Tree Files' episode. Deadlier than 7/7? Officers swoop on three Islamic extremists Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid, and Ashik Ali who are supposed to have masterminded a suicide bomb plot “bigger than 7/7”, but were there plea bargains in this case and was there an element of entrapment as in so-called US terror plots set up by the FBI? 'Helping MI5 ruined my life': Man whose house was used as spy base in airliner 'liquid bomb plot' sues Met for wrongful arrest. Constantinos Alexandrou gave up his home to MI5 - a move he claims cost him his relationship. The justice and security bill is 'a chilling affront to British justice'. Secret courts being pushed by Ken Clarke, should have no place within our judicial system. Mayor's plea for Bristolians to come together to save money on electricity bills. Bristol Switch and Save is a new not-for-profit collective buying scheme where residents and small businesses on a domestic tariff can join together to get a better deal: visit www.bristolswitchandsave.org.uk Families can be better off on benefits than in work, says Bristol City Council-run advice line. The Family Information Service, based in Easton, is designed to provide statutory advice to parents on everything from child minding regulation to finding play groups, but manager Wendy Jackson said that most of the advice given now relates to the affordability of child care provision. Advisor Jessica Kelly, who specialises in giving young mums this sort of sensitive financial advice, said the team never directly encourage parents not return to work. But she added: "There can be situations where, if a person took a job for just a few hours per week they could end up being financially worse-off than being on benefits. Bristol has highest child poverty figures in south west. A quarter of all children in live in poverty, a new report claims. When given by constituency Bristol South has an even higher level of deprivation, with 29 per cent of children living in poverty. UN official alarmed by rise of food banks in UK. Britons' reliance on handouts could represent human rights abuse says Olivier de Schutter, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. “The right to an adequate diet is required under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (IESCR),” Mr de Schutter told The Independent. “Governments have a responsibility in ensuring adequate diets.” Nottingham Costa Worker picked from 1,700 applicants for just eight jobs at new coffee shop Just 3 of the jobs - with wages from £5.40 to £10-an-hour - were full-time Some rejected applicants had more than 15 years experience in retail More than 1,700 job hunters applied for just eight vacancies at a new cafe it emerged today - highlighting the extent of the employment crisis across Britain. So where did it come from? The answer is simple. The bill is the idea of the very people it will most benefit – the intelligence services, civil servants and government ministers – which is why they are lobbying like hell for it. Amnesty International, JUSTICE, Liberty and Reprieve say Secret courts threat graver than ever after government overturns Lords amendments to Justice & Security Bill Tory MP Andrew Tyrie warns that government is in danger of 'closing down access to the truth' Ken Clarke, the minister without portfolio in charge of the legislation. Anger over £1m pay deals for rail bosses as fares keep going up Information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed executives at Go-Ahead, FirstGroup and Network Rail were getting deals worth more than £1m when assorted bonuses and other benefits were taken into account. Meanwhile, a passenger satisfaction survey published today by consumer magazine Which? shows that more than half of the companies running Britain's train network were given scores of less than 50 per cent. The research showed that only 22 per cent of train users felt the service they received was improving, despite rising ticket prices. It was revealed last month that ScotRail boss Stephen Montgomery received a £54,000 pay rise, taking his salary up to £333,000 in 2012. The company is owned by FirstGroup, where chief executive Tim O’Toole was paid £846,000 last year, plus a £134,000 pension contribution and £75,000 as benefits in kind. Accounts showed that, in the year ending March 2012, FirstGroup made an operating profit of £110.5m on its UK rail business. The FirstGroup chief executive's remuneration package was worth more than £1m last year. The American executive left a lucrative job with London Underground – where he earned the CBE for his response to the London 7/7 bombings – to join FirstGroup. [audio: 201302221700]

Second hour: Forget Oscar Pistorious - 9/11 and Philip Marshall Murder/Suicide? A Trip To Murphys Philip Marshall allegedly shot his two teenage children Alex Marshall (17) and Macaila Marshall (14), his dog, and then himself inside his home in Murphys, California, while his “estranged” wife was out of the country. A former guest on Coast to Coast with George Noory, Marshall’s bio for that site states “Marshall has researched 30 years of covert government activities, a revolving door of Wall Street tricksters, media moguls and their well funded politicians into every branch of our government. Post 9/11, Marshall has led a comprehensive, ten year study into the tactical plan used by the 9/11 hijackers and is the leading aviation expert on the September 11th attack.” The same biography also describes Marshall as a “former government special activities contract pilot.” Bilderberg attendee Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the on-line shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers. ARD television channel made the allegations in a documentary about Amazon's treatment of more than 5,000 temporary staff from across to work at its German packing and distribution centres. The film showed omnipresent guards from a company named HESS Security wearing black uniforms, boots and with military haircuts. They were employed to keep order at hostels and budget hotels where foreign workers stayed. “Many of the workers are afraid,” the programme-makers said. The Brussels Business documentary is shown on English Language channel Russia Today which looks at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) in Brussels. Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka's brutal regime despite litany of rights abuses The sales indicate how far President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government has been welcomed back into the international fold by Britain, despite the behaviour of his armed forces during the brutal last few months of the 2009 civil war. The conflict was the culmination of a 30-year conflict with violent Tamil Tiger separatists and resulted in the deaths of between 60,000 and 100,000 people over a four-month period, most of whom were civilians. Sen. Lindsey Graham says US drones have killed nearly 5,000 people. For the first time ever, a senior US senator has publicly announced the number of victims of America's ever expanding drone war - and apparently it's even bigger than some independent researchers have suggested. “We've killed 4,700,” the Council for Foreign Relations says Senator Graham told the crowd. “Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we're at war, and we've taken out some very senior members of Al-Qaeda.” International financial consultant and former member of staff at the Bank of England Muhammad Rafeeq (part 2) (part 3) on his experience doing Data Processing (DP) at the bank in the 1980s converting the old paper system of guarantees to a new electronic version. He believes our core understanding of banking is deliberately misleading, misunderstanding to the core. The City of London is like a cult, now a criminal cult, with positions on the banking boards going only to Old Etonians. Banking slavery, he says, is the norm, with a tiny financial elite keeping the population in bondage. We just had a brief respite since the second world war. Most people prefer to wait for the train crash to happen rather than work to stop the crash happening. Criminal elite defrauding the public through figures of of £70-80 trillion in the Libor scandal yet not a single person has gone to court. There is no longer any moral hazard to fraud in the City of London. Martin Summers describes Britain as having become a 'Mafia State. [audio: 201302221800]


15th February 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Tonight's guest United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) councillor on Bradley Stoke Town Council Ben Walker defected from the Conservatives to UKIP about a year ago and Conservative councillor at Bradley Stoke Keir Gravil resigned this week. Discussion on BAe Systems' closure of Bristol's historic Filton airfield and the continuing failure of developers to get planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council to build housing on the old runway. The 'Big Four' 'financial services' firms KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Ernst & Young all subject of Competition Commission (CC)'s investigation into price fixing and fraud. CC have missed two deadlines already for delivering their report on these four powerful companies who signed off insolvent bank's accounts as healthy in the run-up to the 2008 crash. Discussed with Old Labour Oxford economist Martin Summers. A 'volunteer' from KPMG, Matt Payne, has been recruited as advisor to mayor Ferguson. Horse meat being passed off as beef scandal: Horsemeat found at Bradley Stoke meat firm Greencore labelled as beef for human consumption this morning. Environment Secretary Owen Patterson reports to the House of Commons; Stephen Williams in PMQs asks question about Christian Aid event around tax evasion, profit reporting and transparency - only with doubtful political will it ever happen; Gareth Thomas in PMQs: 4000 fewer police on London's streets after the first two years of the Coalition government; Stephen Powell in PMQs on the millionaires tax cut in April he asks Cameron directly whether he benefited personally from this tax break but Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to answer. What does this tell us about the present political class who seem to be running the country in their own personal interest; Is it good in the modern NHS when a patient dies because it frees up a bed? Former NHS Chief Executive Gary Walker from Lincolnshire NHS Trust and gagging clauses, NHS culture needs to change, general discussion on gagging clauses including those imposed by the BBC and by Bristol City Council's head of legal services Stephen McNamara on sacked Avon Coroner Paul Forrest; Bristol Port boss David Ord is a Conservative donor and denies directly lobbying the PM against building the Severn barrage; voxpop by Marina Morris on the newly introduced law allowing gay marriage, many Bristolians asked don't think it's a good idea. [audio: 201302151700]

Second hour: A round up of the weeks international news with Martin Summers. a court case about 9/11 is coming in Horsham, Sussex on Monday 25th February where Anthony Rooke of Christians for 9/11 Truth is suing the BBC for aiding and abetting terrorism under Section 15 Article 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000; North Korea conducts underground nuclear test this week so where did they get their nuclear weapons? Could it be lost plutonium or enriched uranium or even complete warheads from Russia or the NATO countries? Martin explains that the Conservative party may have been involved in a secret fundraising deal to illegally sell nuclear weapons back in the early 1990s and reminds us that Central TV investigative journalist Roger Cook was offered former Soviet SS20 warheads on the black market. Syrian rebels may now be training to attack Britain says Tory Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) but Martin Summers is doubtful and asks why would they when they want to oust Assad & Britain has helped train them & supply them with weapons? Severe water shortage brewing in the middle east according to US satellite surveys by NASA. Will Stone from Avon and Bristol Law Centre about a disabled client of his Dan Glue who was bullied by French company employed by the Department of Work and Pensions ATOS, who were paid £112.4m of public money to carry out 738,000 assessments in the last two years. The bedroom tax will lead to evictions as people are unable to pay their rent, Will advises them to come to Avon & Bristol or another law centre as they may be able to stop evictions. Stupidity of evicting people from a cheap two bedroom home into a non-existent one-bedroom home that may not exist and be more expensive. Zaki Dogliani, a student deputy editor news section of the student magazine Epigram, discusses the magazine and some stories he has recently covered including the marketisation of the University. Miko Peled, who wrote the book 'A General's Son', explodes myths of the state of Israel including fake Biblical excuses for building illegal settlements and double standards over the 'right to return'. Interview with Steve Jolly from www.no-cctv.org.uk about new principle of "surveillance by consent" that the recently published "Surveillance Cameras Code of Practice" now up for consultation. New Argus drone which has an ultra-high resolution camera for putting entire domestic cities under permanent surveillance. BBC on strike on monday over compulsory redundancies as these are unnecessary and used by management to sack people for political reasons. [audio: 201302151800]


8th February 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: Non story of the week: RBS fined disappointing £380m over Libor, no directors arrested or jailed. News review with Conservative Councillor for Westbury-On-Trym and Deputy Mayor of Bristol Geoff Gollop. Mayor George Ferguson's three 'volunteer' budget advisers: Matt Payne from financial services firm KPMG which signed off accounts of bankrupt banks pre 2008 & is being investigated for fraud by the Competition Commission, Sean Cater from privatised utility firm Wessex Water & Malachy Reynolds from bankrupt chocolate firm Elizabeth Shaw. Privatised 'Work Programme' providers fraudulently pushing benefit claimants into self-employment to get 5 figure bonuses and reduce jobless figures. You can download the podcast of this BBC Radio 5 Live programme. Will Osborne’s bedroom tax add more to social security bill? Yes says Channel 4 News. Ed Miliband tackles Cameron at PMQs. Findus lasagne products made from 100% horse meat - France, Poland and Ireland appear to be responsible and this lie not picked up in the UK but in Ireland. Recessions compared by the National Institute for Economic and Social Affairs (NIESR): In May 2011 it became clear this is worst recession for at least a century, 5 years into the 1930s depression growth was 7% higher than 2008 to now; no recovery until 2018 warns NIESR; Iraq war activists to get £4000 compensation over 2003 protest; Metropolitan police behaving like UK Stasi: dead children's identities used by Scotland Yard police for undercover infiltration of lawful political groups. [audio: 201302081700]

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Second hour: investigative reports - Financial crimes: click on this to read Paul Manning's book on the Fourth Reich Mafia Finance Network - Round up of international news stories with Martin Summers: trouble between Japan and China; corruption of the Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy being paid from the secret slush funds of private developers; Russian military conscription is being introduced for all new young migrants. Campaign for Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) February 2013 newsletter is just out and contains much to be concerned about including a list of RAF bases which contain only one or two, or ZERO RAF personnel: RAF Croughton 1, RAF Fairford 0, RAF Welford 0, RAF Barford St John 0, Blenheim Crescent 0, RAF Lakenheath 1, RAF Feltwell 0, RAF Menwith Hill 3. RAF Mildenhall 4, RAF Alconbury 1, RAF Molesworth 2. Figures revealed in answer to a parliamentary question by Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, Mark Francois. Link to the indomitable CAAB website. Interview with Daphne Havercroft from South West Whistleblowers' Health Action Group (SWWHAG) concerning recent deaths at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital and systemic failings of the NHS. 'Business' mentality at the top of Bristol NHS questioned: Bristol UHB Trust chaired by Merchant Venturer John Savage and UHB Trust chaired by Peter Rillet, also a Merchant Venturer. Mike Birkin from South West Friends of the Earth discusses Centrica's pulling out of the UK Nuclear Power programme and Cumbrian nuclear waste site refused planning permission. What does this mean for the prospects of new nuclear at Hinkley Point? In 1973 Mike attended a lecture by William Sargant, author of the book 'The Battle For The Mind' and was impressed with his analysis of cults such as voodoo and how they use rituals to alter members' thinking. Transfer of these techniques to tell people what to think in the global political arena through the mass media. Journalist and writer for the Guardian and New Statesman Dan Glazebrook on this week's assassination in Tunisia and the way the so-called Arab Spring is playing out as a fight between Chinese and NATO interests in harvesting the continent's resources. Dan gives his opinion on who will win this colonial military and economic conflict as it plays out, and why. [audio: 201302081800]


1st February 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Difference between Debt and Deficit explained as UK Deficit begins to grow again. News review with LibDem Councillor for Knowle Gary Hopkins. Iceland's president Grimmson vindicated for refusing to pay debts and arresting bankers. Britain's deficit is getting worse as well as debt growing so what is the difference between Debt and Deficit? The government borrowed more than expected in November, Office for National Statistics data shows, reducing the chance that the government will meet its 2012/13 deficit reduction goal. Introduction from guest Gary Hopkins. Discussion about the new Bristol cabinet which is mostly LibDems so what has changed? News stories - Mayor George Ferguson has cancelled Speedwell Pool; new crisis loans from local government; who are George Ferguson's three advisers from KPMG and how much are they paid and where do their loyalties lie? Is the mayor a dictator? Does George know KPMG are under investigation for fraud by the competition commission; Office of Fair Trading report says there is no petrol price fixing by the oil cartels - 2/3 fuel cost is tax, Libor style fixing of wholesale oil prices, geo-political games; BBC's Stephanie Flanders interviews Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland; clip of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, about why Iceland's economy is flourishing after his judges arrested and jailed bankers; clip of at PMQ about UKs debt going up despite austerity measures - discussion about the economy, the deficit, and tax avoidance; the parasitic financial class are a cancer on British economic life, everyone is looking at each other as they start to go backwards down the up escalator and debts will never be paid off. Some evidence that tax evaders who keep their money secretly in Swiss bank accounts are being taxed under the 'Rubik Accord' but there is no transparency or audit trail, all done on 'trust' of the Swiss banks. First Great Western will not now have to compete for the Great Western rail franchise. Franchise rail contest will no longer take place, is this because First Group were caught out by Richard Branson's Virgin cheating over the West Coast main line franchise bid? PMQs about why won't Prime Minister David Cameron visit a food bank? Top police jobs may be opened up to anyone, including foreigners, like unsuccessful 'SuperCops' like LA California's Bill Bratton in the United States. [audio: 201302011700]

Second hour: (our 93.2 FM transmitter outage for 40 seconds or so at around 18:37:00 included here in the podcast) Israel bombs Syria to provoke war & investigative reports. Round up of some international stories with Martin Summers - Syria, Mali, Israel; a clip from Ofcom banned Iranian channel Press TV about Hispan TV, the Spanish language Iranian TV station for Latin-America that has been shut down in Spain; the EUTEL satellite which blocked the channel, run by Michel de Rosen a French/Israeli chief executive so are they using their satellite as a weapon of war? Perhaps the satellite should be shot down for censorship? Dutch royal family abdicates, and some of their interests. Steve Rose phones in to discuss a conference on 'Journalism and Islamophobia' he has attended in Turkey. Tony and Martin discuss the destruction of Timbuktu library of Arabic manuscripts. Respect party MP George Galloway at PMQs asking why the Coalition government supports Islamic extremists in Syria and Libya but not in Mali & Algeria? Gary McFarlane, a former counsellor for Relate, who was sacked because he didn't feel qualified to help a gay couple with sexual counselling. Sex addiction, love addiction & personal relationship counsellor Gary McFarlane and author of The Art Of Loving sacked by Relate for his faith fights his case of unfair dismissal through the courts. Now counselling in his own Bristol practice. [audio: 201302011800]


25th January 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

Airbus One magazine has a map of the company's production sites which omits Filton.
Airbus One magazine October 2012 has a map of the company's production sites which omits Filton.

First hour: news review with former mayoral candidate and both Labour and Tory Avon County Councillor. EXCLUSIVE Airbus magazine airbrushes Filton site from in-house production map. Tim Collins, former mayoral candidate. Discussion about the December 2012 closure of Filton airfield and the Airbus' One in house magazine which excludes Filton in their illustration of production plants. Tory buildin co. boss Cullum McAlpine has been blacklisting builders who report health and safety concerns but doesn't think he's done anything wrong, somehow. The Consulting Association (TCA), chaired by Cullum McAlpine. TCA boss Ian Kerr died just before Christmas 2012, here he is, 2 weeks before he died, in front of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. He appears to have got hold of copies of police files or had them compiled on workers' compare with CAPRIM (1990s) and the Economic League (1970s-1980s); employment 'rises' but is it only part-time work as wages stagnate - people on benefit 'work programmes' included as employed; crime figures - fiddling figures by lowering 'priority' of some crimes; Mayor George Ferguson's new cabinet; but the Greens ask 'Where is the new blood'? David Cameron's Europe speech; Yeovil man dies after nurses gave him 21 x dose of his medication but family let down because nurses are unlikely to be prosecuted; PMQs on question about being forced to live on £2 a day. [audio: 201301251700]

Second hour: Martin Falmer, Labour councillor for Cadbury Heath, discusses the partial closure of Cadbury Heath youth centre and Cadbury Heath Post Office moving to a Costcutter shop away from where pensioners live. Roz Beauhill and DU author Joanne Baker discuss how they would like Bristol to be a nuclear free local authority again. Nuclear Free Bristol campaign launched to persuade Bristol City Council to go 'nuclear free'. They discuss the dangers and difficulties of nuclear power, it's direct link through Depleted Uranium (DU) and H bomb core plutonium to the military and how there are plenty of sustainable energies that could be used. Nuclear is not green? Explanation of difference between enriched uranium & depleted uranium. Marina Morris's Voxpops asking Bristol people if they have heard of the local nuclear trains and what they think of nuclear power. Michael Shrimpton, barrister and author of the forthcoming book, Spycatcher, with his theories on why government scientist Dr David Kelly was murdered. Links to French and German shipments of Plutonium to Iran? Murder all but proven by the book The Strange Death of Dr David Kelly by Norman Baker MP. Real power, financial elite, in the Western world gather at Davos in Switzerland this weekend for World Economic Forum 2013 (WEF). Sitting down with David Cameron and Boris Johnson, the three top Tories were caught on camera flanked by half a dozen aides and security officers eating out at a cosy restaurant in Davos on Thursday night. Greenpeace activist Ben Stewart managed to snap the trio tucking into pizza and fondue at the Alte Post Hotel in the alpine resort during the World Economic Forum. Bloomberg's spiked World Economic Forum article 'Davos' Dubious Strategic Partners' by James Gibney [article has magically 'reappeared' after 'Your browser sent a query this server could not understand' [audio: 201301251800]


18th January 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers and Marina Morris

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: News review with Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West, suspended from the House of Commons for calling Defence Secretary Philip Hammond MP and Foreign Secretary William Hague MP liars over Afghanistan war. Charity Commission reject charitable status for Christian sect the Exclusive Brethren. Jessop's, HMV and Blockbusters all go bankrupt, into administration, this week. Causes are internet and/or cuts. President of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir says the secret to getting economy moving is not cutting benefits. New Bristol Rovers' stadium and Sainsbury's off the Gloucester Rd gets planning permission. Clips of Prime Ministers' Questions. 24,000 deaths of over 75s in winter 2011; housing benefit and general benefit cap forcing people to move into homes that aren't there; Evidence on front page of last week's Sunday Express that Jimmy Savile was part of a Stoke Mandeville satanic ring - Savile was boasting that police friends would abuse their office to get him off all charges. Corruption at the top, blackmail. New investigation by Scotland Yard into Barnes Common Elm Guest House paedophile ring brought up by Tom Watson MP at Question Time in October 2012. Voxpops on the cuts. Severn bridge tolls go up again but if Welsh Parliament were to take over the bridge tolls could only be around £1.00 for a car not the present £6.20. Damages business that need to use bridge and bears no relevance to the actual cost. Severn Bridge Annual Income £80m; Cost: £15m. Stuart Colner Transport Professor University Of Glamorgan. [audio: 201301181700]

Second hour: Journalist and political researcher Dan Glazebrook takes a look at this week's intervention in Mali and the BP siege in Eastern Algeria. Forces behind the hostage taking & siege at gas production plant. Role of the African Union and Pentagon controlled AfriCom running Pentagon military training now in 35 African countries displacing power of the African Union. 2011 murder of Colonel Gaddafi has tipped the balance in favour of colonial control of Africa rather than self-determination. Former MEP for South West England Richard Cottrell comments on Bristol's public transport. Richard's forthcoming Kindle Book will be entitled 'Bomber Beeching and his War on the Railways'. Will mayor George Ferguson's proposed Congestion Charge be good for Bristol? Is assisted suicide compatible with doctors' Hippocratic oath? Timothy Rogers from Rudry Village near Caerphilly is concerned about plays being shown to children which contain psychological triggers for suicide. Possible explanation for Bridgend suicide cluster? Also look at the ethics, the rights and wrongs of assisted suicide. Suicide help and advice. [audio: 201301181800]


11th January 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with South West Crime Panel member and LibDem Bristol City Councillor for Horfield, Pete Levy. Organised criminals deleting evidence & accessing officers' personal information on Police National Computers, 2008 Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) report 'Private Investigators: The Rogue Element of the Private Investigation Industry and Others Unlawfully Trading in Personal Data' or 'Project Riverside' leaked to Andy Davies at Channel 4 news. It explains that private investigators are: 'a. accessing the Police National Computer to perform unauthorised checks; b. accessing internal police databases including those containing serving officers' private details; c. unauthorised checking of details of vehicles involved in surveillance on PNC (Police National Computer); d. accessing details of current investigation against a criminal or criminal group; e. checking premises and vehicles for technical equipment deployed by law enforcement; f. identifying current law enforcement interest in an organised crime group; g. deleting intelligence records from law enforcement databases; h. providing organised crime groups with counter-surveillance techniques; i. accessing their own or associates' recorded convictions; j. attempting to discover identity of CHISes (Informants); k. attempting to discover location of witnesses; l. attempting to discover location of witnesses under police protection to intimidate them; m. accessing DVLA databases.' Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, found guilty of misconduct in public office for tipping off News of the World hacking criminals that they were under investigation. Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Colin Port loses High Court action against new Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens trying to keep his job, new Chief Constable to be announced next Wednesday. Con-Dem government decision to increase benefits by less than inflation will make seven million families – half of Britain’s working households – worse off by an average of £165 a year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Bristol budget cuts: more than 300 posts will be shed from the council's 7,000 workforce, of which about 100 are likely to be compulsory redundancies. Outraged prison officers warned today that Britain's whole justice system was heading for a meltdown after the Con-Dems announced plans to axe seven jails. Tory Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dropped the bombshell on corrections staff as he cheerfully announced he was axing seven prisons across England and Wales, including HMP Gloucester & Shepton Mallet - despite widespread overcrowding and record prison populations. People due to retire in the next 12 months will be more than £3,000 a year worse off than those who retired in 2008. Prudential's 'Class of 2013' research has found that people retiring this year expect an average annual income of £15,300, a drop from £15,500 last year and a significant fall of 18 per cent on the £18,700 reported in 2008. Deutsche Bank Made Huge Bet, and Profit, on LIBOR rate fixing. Aberdeen City Council mannequin candidate taken into custody, acquitted this week of election fraud. [audio: 201301111700]

Second hour: Investigative reports: Discussion about connections between WWI, WWII and the present-day secret financial rulers of the NATO zone, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland who helped fund the rise of Hitler's Nazi party in the 1930s. Death at 95 of Charles Chilton, the writer behind Richard Attenborough's 1969 film 'Oh! What A Lovely War' about the hypocrisy of World War One using some of the actual songs sung by soldiers in the trenches. Death this week of BBC's last honest Director General Alasdair Milne, sacked in 1987, whose son Seamus Milne is a Guardian columnist. How Alasdair Milne was sacked with the connivance of Labour's 'kingmaker' Lord Victor Rothschild and Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after broadcasting programmes such as 'Secret Society' about secret cabinet committees, 'My Country Right Or Wrong' about Northern Ireland and 'Maggie's Militant Tendency' about the Tory far right, all of which were critical of the Thatcher government. Granada TV's 'World In Action' investigative documentary series retrospective on ITV this week: [VIDEO] The World In Action Years. Frank documentaries transmitted on miscarriages of justice, military mutinies, Nazi war criminals at large and corruption at all levels of the British government. EXCLUSIVE: Was BBC presenter Jimmy Savile procuring Haut de la Garenne children's home boys in Jersey for former Prime Minister Ted Heath to sexually abuse on his boat 'Morning Cloud' and were these victims subsequently murdered? Assassinations of Princess Diana and former Labour Foreign Secretary Robin Cook with barrister Michael Shrimpton. Despicable failure of BBC Trust chairman & senior Tory Chris Patten to deal effectively with internal BBC censorship of the Jimmy Savile story. [audio: 201301111800]


4th January 2013

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six:
straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page

First hour: Bristol City Slackers, councillors who refuse to come on the radio and/or answer emails. News review with Ron Stone acting Labour group leader and councillor for St. George West. Decision to join George Ferguson's cabinet was taken by local Labour party but reviewed by regional National Executive and overturned. Budget to be announced on Monday at 10pm but it is really a Liberal Democrat budget drawn up by Simon Cook, the LibDem leader in the run-up to November 2012's mayoral elections. A minimum £3m million in cuts to be announced which is nearly 10%. President Obama signed 'fiscal cliff' package but only for next 2 months, Hargeaves Lansdown say, a big box has been ticked. Bristol City Council spending by 2020, according to Municipal Journal, budget will be cut by 40%. 5 billion by 2020. Tax claw back agreement with Swiss banks signed on 1st January 2013 by Chancellor George Osborne. HMRC will get the money from tax evaders, criminals, over 6 years. See case of Rudolf Elmer who supplied names of tax evading criminals to Wikileaks and was arrested and tried for hos trouble - wrote a book called Tax Heavens explaining the Swiss are colluding with criminals. In this case the individuals will be anonymous. Largest tax evasion in history, George Osborne. Danny Boyle & Ken Livingstone turned down Knighthoods, but FSA head in run up and during 2008 financial crisis Hector Sands, criticised by Tory and Labour MPs as discrediting the honours system. Hector Sands prosecuted and sacked a whistleblower when a director of UBS. Davos meeting of World Economic Forum which is on from 23-27th January 2013 which we will be following. Government propose use of smartcards in gyms to check overweight benefit claimants are exercising or they may withdraw benefits. Coalition government launch attack on benefit system. New governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, told to steer away from politics as he fraternises with Liberal party people in Canada, being tipped as Prime Minister of Canada before taking Bank of England job. But Carney is a secret Bilderberg meeting participant who looks to have been selected in Rome at a secret Bilderberg Steering group meeting just under 2 weeks before the announcement Carney would be Bank of England governor. Carney is also a former employee of Goldman Sachs who caused the financial crisis. How independent is the Bank of England and is it a good thing, if so why? David Cameron gives New Years Eve speech in London saying UK is "On the night track" but debt to GDP has gone up and economy is shrinking jobs are mostly -part time jobs, not enough demand for goods & services. The public have lost £23bn so far bailing out the banks that we will never get back. Bailout not included in any of these figures. Ron Stine wants to build 4000 council homes in Bristol. Ethical pension funds to pay because 14,000 are on the Bristol waiting list for housing. But not on greenbelt, an open invitation for ethical investment which was offered to mayor George Ferguson today & Bristol director of housing. James Durie and Bristol’s Local Enterprise Partnership will have to approve land deals as they are a private company set to manage all council property as part of Nick Clegg’s Bristol City Deal. Lloyds TSB customer disaster on New Years Eve cash points broke, not for 40 years but happening regularly now. Tax payer lost £23 billion on bailing banks. BBC and Freeview transmitter serving 80,000 people is sabotaged in Bath on Thursday morning? [audio: 201301041700]

Second hour: Investigative reports. This week: Public transport & the Concorde crash latest. Rail fare increases and Bristol's Bus Rapid Transit scheme hits the rocks. After the July 2000 Air France Concorde crash in Paris that killed 113 people a court decision has overturned corporate manslaughter charges against Continental Airlines. So what really happened and who was to blame? Why did the accident lead to the permanent grounding of Concorde? The last but most prestigious Bristol built & designed aircraft. Daylight robbery First Great Western invited to explain fare rises but did not return, Steve Satan from Rail Future. Rail fares have gone up 1% above inflation 10 years in a row now. Government is now subsidising railways more than ever and Network Rail has a £200m loan to service. Rail fuel duty has gone up too and McNulty report is totally de-regulating the rail fares advocating doubling fares in peak times. Not sustainable for commuters, Department for transport invented the numbers. There is an overall lack of direction - profiteering off the rail infrastructure and our need to get around. No plan, free market! We should abolish rail duty HS2 route is another flawed design, Chilterns a bad place to run it. John Prescott promised to have an integrated transport policy. Bolivia nationalises two big Spanish owned electricity companies. Michael Shrimpton QC has written a book called SpyHunter but his flat was raided by Thames Valley police and he’s having trouble publishing it in the UK so he gives us a sneak preview. On the Falkland conflict he believes Argentina is dominated by Germans and former Nazis and Nazi sympathisers. Description of Rudolf Hess, Martin Bormann, Sir Edward Bridges, Lord Halifax pro German. Bismark sunk HMS Hood in 1941. Christopher Storey was murdered by the German DVD, poisoned in fact. After the July 2000 Air France Concorde crash in Paris that killed 113 people a court decision has overturned corporate manslaughter charges against Continental Airlines. So what really happened and who was to blame? Why did the accident lead to the permanent grounding of Concorde? Concorde crash, Continental Airlines DC-10 debris theory dismissed in November 2012. Original story was a pack of lies, Michael Shrimpton QC. Concorde Paris crash in 2000 killed 113 people and Concorde was taken out of service in 2003. Break even load on Concorde was 30% and it was running at 50% load so still profitable. Spare parts were moved down to Toulouse so British Airways could no longer service their planes. Bristol company BAC made the plane not the French. [audio: 201301041800]


28th December 2012

Review of the year followed by comprehensive talk  'The Warfare Stare' by former CIA officer and whistleblower Philip Agee


21st December 2012

BCfm's weekly politics show presented by Tony Gosling

At five: discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
After six: straight talking and investigative reports with Martin Summers

For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.

First hour: news review with the longest serving member of the Conservative party in Britain, retired army officer, Bristol born, Harry Beckhough, who at 98, has been a member continuously for 85 years. Harry was a code breaker in World War Two, ran and started various clothing businesses and started a prep school which is still going strong in the Vale of York. He is the author of several books including an autobiography Thinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and books about Germany's Fourth Reich as he believes the Nazis continued their evil work after the end of the second world war, abandoning the swastika in public and laundering the money they looted from Europe to create a secret financial and industrial empire. No longer using panzer tanks but finance capital to 'buy up' their enemies and take them over that way instead. He is a staunch anti EU campaigner as he believes an undemocratic EU promotes this Nazi power today. The weeks news stories are reviewed by Harry & Martin Summers: LibDem leader Nick Clegg’s speech, five years into his job as LibDem leader, but Clegg seems to be a waffling salesman, out of touch with reality; Wikileaks is arguably the most courageous publisher in the Western world today and we hear founder Julian Assange who gave a ‘Christmas Message’ from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London this week expressing contempt for lying UK mainstream media which is now lying to the public saying it has been captured by enemies of ordinary people. The censored film ‘Unlawful Killing’, Victor Lewis-Smith and Keith Allen's 2011 documentary about what is officially the murder of Princess Diana since the inquest jury returned the unlawful killing verdict, was available to watch in the UK online for the first time this week - now taken down it got around 2.2 million downloads, nevertheless this documentary is still banned here in the UK, it blames several riders of high powered motorcycles and the driver of a white Fiat Uno for the killing, not the Paparazzi as the British press have intimated; the final Prime Minister’s Questions before the Christmas holiday: David Crausby MP, asking why the City Bankers have not been arrested yet, reminding the house of the Great Train Robbers who were jailed for decdes but stole far less money, seeing how much values and morals have changed since then; Prime Minister David Cameron PMQ confrontation with Labour leader Ed Miliband who talks about the rise in the use of Food Banks, including for the working poor; plus one MP, Ian Lavery, waves a suicide note from a now dead disabled person who had their social security money cut but the Prime Minister denies there have been any cuts to benefits for disabled people in Britain that they are indeed getting more money now. [audio: 201212211700]

Second hour: Interview with John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington. He is a Labour party leadership contender and explains how he would like to lead a more radical Labour policy against coalition austerity and cuts. He is concerned that Labour may be loosing it’s core voters, who may simply not be voting, by compromising on the cuts.