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 BCFM Drivetime 
 UK national Bedroom Tax protest this weekend
 Weekly Program
 Mark Wright, Martin Summers, Tony Gosling
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
 For non-profit use only.
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http://bcfm.org.uk/2013/03/15/17/friday-drivetime-114/28001
Bedroom tax; Kingswood Tory MP Chris Skidmore at Prime Minister's Questions; Introduction to Mark Wright, Lib Dem councillor for Cabot. Discussion includes Huhne going to prison, and secret courts and the lib dem conference. Martin Summers is asked what he thinks about the impending budget. 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.

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