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
For all the shows back to Easter 2009 visit the Friday Drivetime archive page.
Ben Griffin served for 8 years in the Parachute Regiment and the SAS. Veterans For Peace committed to resisting war by non-violent means was launched on Easter Monday in London. Ben injuncted not to speak publicly but said what he wanted to about the criminal ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ programme before the High Court injunction was served on him. Jim Radford from Merchant Navy discussed & the Army Rumour Service forum ARRSE is where soldiers speak their minds. Are Afghanistan soldiers dying for a lost cause? Doubts about present conflicts among soldiers and officers. Campaigning for US soldier being prosecuted for the Wikileaks Bradley Manning. The gradual sell-off of British infrastructure into private hands: Royal Mail stamp price goes up 30% in the final stage of privatisation. Kevin Beazer, South West Regional Secretary for the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU). What will be the effect of the pensions holiday on posties and the public Royal Mail is privatised? Why does the CWU support the Labour Party financially when Labour began the privatisation of Royal Mail? Dirty Cash (1990) by The Adventures of Stevie V. The strange extradition case of possible ‘patsy’, Haroon Rashid Aswat who was in touch with the alleged London Bombers in 2005 but he is potentially being extradited to the United States. Former FBI special prosecutor John Loftus says Abu Hamza's right-hand-man Haroon Rashid Aswat was an MI6 double agent. Was alleged Toulouse terrorist Mohammed Merah an informer for French Intelligence? – if it wasn’t him then who did kill the Jewish children and Rabbi in Toulouse? NATO intelligence’s Gladio and Ergenekon networks explain it all. US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is an old 1970s chum of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Friends of the Earth Economics Campaigner David Powell’s environmental futures: government’s proposed Green Investment Bank to launch soon but it may not be allowed to borrow or lend! http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/59191