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 BCFM Drivetime 
 plus massive crimes at HSBC explained by Tax Justice Network
 Weekly Program
 Robin Clapp, Tony Gosling
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd) 
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http://bcfm.org.uk/2012/08/03/17/friday-drivetime-82/20190
Former Mayor of Bristol, Libdem Councillor Chris Davies did not arrive as arranged for the news review. However Robin Clapp from Bristol And District Anti Cuts Alliance (BADACA) did, and he explains how he has been involved in social struggles in Bristol including the miners' strike in the 1980s and the anti poll tax campaign in the 1990s. Big companies sitting on £750bn of potential tax. Is the private sector really able to take over & run public services? Do we have a Coalition government or have the Tory government entirely sidelined the Liberal Democrats? The new Bristol mayor will be able to run the city with only 20% of elected councillors supporting them but what will the various mayoral candidates do about the closure of Bristol's care homes? Bristol has a higher proportion of drug addicts, over 1400, claiming benefits that any other city in the UK. Bristol City Slackers, councillors representing thousands of people that do not return emails or phone calls including, worryingly, the LibDem candidate for Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and Horfield councillor Pete Levy. Naomi fowler presents an extract from July Taxcast, a monthly podcast from the Tax Justice Network. Emergency Homelessness is up 25% in the last three years. Bristol City Council to close all its eight elderly care homes over the next three years while keeping one dementia home open, Bristol's mayoral candidates disagree on the solution.

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