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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Is Russia/Ukraine crisis aimed at bouncing EU into TTIP trade treaty with US?
 Weekly Program
 John McInally
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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News review with John McInally, National Vice President of Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union with 250,000 members. 15 times more people members of unions than political parties – how big and how democratic is PCS? Universal Credit fiasco with millions of pounds being spent on IT systems that will never work; Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cutting back jobs of those that collect the taxes of the rich; George Osborne's 2014 budget this week - PCS respond with 'Britain Needs a Pay Rise'. Privatisation, quantitative easing, potential crash; Ed Miliband's response to the budget – Tories out of touch with housing and energy bills, cost of living crisis – Labour just 'austerity light'; BBC Question time panel bias on budget week with THREE Tories: former director of Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) Think Tank Jill Kirby, Stockholm Syndrome LibDem Danny Alexander MP who's said to have 'out Toried the Tories' & Tory MP Dominic Raab, then there is BBC Question Time presenter David Dimbleby who, as Boris Johnson pointed out, is a member of the Oxford Bullingdon Club to which he, George Osborne and David Cameron also belonged, China and Russia holding a lot of West's debt; LEAP 20/20 who say US have orchestrated Russia/Ukraine crisis which is aimed at bouncing the EU into trade deal Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US which means when the dollar crashes so it will bring the EU down with it; Paul Davies –BCfm's Sport Editor – on approval granted to sell Bristol Rover's Memorial Stadium, at top of Gloucester Rd, to Sainsbury's, appeal pending; HS2 high speed railway plan – The Independent's Mark Leftly explains that many millions have been spent before it's even approved – nationalisation of railway; Bill Gates says jobs will be replaced by software bots in the future so why can't we all benefit from time saving technology? PMQs Kerry McCarthy on the cost of living crisis and Tony Benn.

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