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 BCFM Drivetime 
 London is the 'soft power' capital of the world.
 Weekly Program
 
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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http://www.bcfmradio.com/2013/12/27/17/politics-show-with-tony-gosling-16/35089
news review Inside Housing front page: 300% increase in rising damp: landlords report a surge in mould complaints as squeezed tenants under-heat their homes, buy-to-let bubble is being reheated, general housing discussion; despite what leader of the opposition Ed Miliband says will Labour party really be able to intervene in energy markets? 30 years of idiotic policies have brought us to the brink of disaster; is Britain a democracy? Does the government ever decide on policy and how democratic is our first-past-the-post voting system? PM doesn't have a majority of the votes and gets told what to do by the banks; London mayor Boris Johnson draws analogy between money and intelligence; Boris manoeuvring to be next Tory leader. 'Boardroom greed is good' appeals to the Tory party's city funders and some voters. Cornflakes pack analogy. Spirit of envy is good. London is the 'soft power' capital of the world. Ex-soldiers jailed for six years for firebombing Grimsby mosque after Lee Rigby's murder. US nuclear weapons boss Major General Michael Cary is sacked as commander of US 20th Air Force of ICBMs. Anders Breivik was not followed by Oslo police helicopter. Were private firm Craft security behind the Boston bombing? 25 years on what was really behind the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988. Is it flu research or germ warfare in disguise? EU H5N1 flue vaccine tests could kill millions of people. Russian oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky who tried to do deals with Israel for Russian oil is released. Councils making £600m of surplus profit around the UK from parking charges. Councils being run like businesses. Protesters gather to fight plans to close 22 of Bristol's 23 public loos. British society must not revert to "times of Charles Dickens" and leave the nation's poorest families in desperate need of food and clothes, Action for Children has warned. It said the nation has already reverted to the poverty of the 1940s, and "can't go back" further. Prisoners across Britain are banned from getting parcels and packages from families on the outside. This Christmas sees three times last year's usage of Food Banks says the Trussel Trust. Western backed Egyptian military government declares majority group, the Muslim Brotherhood an illegal terrorist group.

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