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 Bristol Labour party meeting bans Pam Beamish and Esther Giles from standing as candidates for their transgender views
 Weekly Program
 Kathy Welham, Richard Eddy, Matthew Strange, Andrew Varney, Mal Sainsbury
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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First hour news review with Conservative Cllr Richard Eddy, Labour activist Mal Sainsbury, Libdem activist Andrew Varney, Stoke Lodge campaigner Kathy Welham and former Sunday Times journalist Kevin Cahill: Campaign to save Stoke Lodge park from becoming fenced off by privatised Cotham School: 'We Love Stoke Lodge'  with local campaigner Kathy Welham - planning meeting at Bristol Council concerning park which Cllr. Eddy spoke at and Cllr Clive Stevens; Academy schools and privatisation profit making a factor? Richard Eddy, Tory Councillor for area, discusses issues – Mayor Marvin said not his decision, decision of Bristol Planning Committee, but he's ducking the issue, he can, effectively 'come out' in support if he wants. Penny Beeston, from Beeston Media and mum of school pupil, who runs a pro Cotham school twitter account, didn't respond to request to appear on tonight's show; neither did Cotham School's finance officer Sandra Fryer - Lib Dems Mayor policy – get rid of position of elected Mayor – a referendum in 2022. Brexit: betting against the Pound;  PMQs Corbyn – need Brexit deal that will unite Country – votes in Parliament on Brexit last week;  Digby Jones discusses the uncertainty around Brexit causing problems – not ‘no deal’; Corbyn’s ‘Six points’ cannot be met by leaving EU;  Brexit pushed forward – MEPs elected? Junker's unelected replacement. Next EU president? Bavarian Manfred Weber "Brexiteers are egoists and liars" New President of EU in May, Manfred Weber from Bavaria, says Brexiteers are egoists and liars.   Dispute in Labour Party over transgender issues: Matthew Strange, a bisexual man who was at the meeting, gives his views; complaints about Labour member Pamela Beamish’s comments 'you are not a woman, whatever the law says' and Esther Giles, Labour member, trying to 'protect her from bullies' also banned from standing as Labour candidates, without debate, says labour member Matthew Strange in 'kangaroo court', chair of the committee resigns; Mal Sainsbury was at last Wednesday's meeting and supported the banning decision. Consultation on Gender Recognition Act in Bristol Council; identity politics problems, antisemitism and transgender self-identification, in Labour Party.
Like George Galloway on RT and Talk Radio this show is being investigated by UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom. I can’t go into detail except to say their enquiry may conclude with this and other programmes being taken off the air – with fining of BCfm charity’s management board and may ultimately threaten BCfm’s licence to broadcast. You’re listening to one of the only radio programmes outside London that produces independent foreign news and comment – and one of the only investigative programmes in the country. So if we suddenly vanish from the airwaves – you know why...

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