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 BCFM Drivetime 
 news review with Labour Councillor Jenny Smith
 Weekly Program
 Jenny Smith, Martin Summers, Mohammed Rafeeq, Tony Gosling
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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http://bcfm.org.uk/2013/02/22/17/friday-drivetime-110/27244
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.

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