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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Glenise Morgan discusses planning system where 10,000 letters can be ignored in favour of money
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http://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/35270/
News review with Glenise Morgan, Lib Dem councillor for Henleaze. Royal Mail sell off - a loss of £1.4bn to taxpayers (not £14bn as Tony mistakenly repeats!) - Ed Miliband in PMQs on Royal Mail sell off and - Vince Cable and a 'gentleman's agreement' with 16 city investment companies who then just dump shares on the market taking an instant profit of around £16m; BBC Points West transmit a week of Hargreaves Lansdown advertorials for this £300m annual turnover financial service company based in Bristol. They sell for funds, broker shares and related products. Hargreaves Lansdown's Tom McPhail's BBC 'reports' have been giving supposedly impartial advice on pensions which they sell. BBC Bristol Head of Centre Lucio Mesquita was invited on to tonight's show to discuss spending license fee payers money on advertising for Bristol's biggest financial institution but he did not return emails, voice-mail message or phone calls. Next week we invite Points West's 'anonymous' news editor Neil Bennett. Why don't Points West have credits for producer, news editor etc. at the end of their show? Are they shy or are they fraternising with the Merchant Venturers and the private 'city elite' of financiers & Freemasons? Scotland Yard's fraud squad investigation of Peter Hargreaves for not investing clients' money in the shares they wanted; badger cull to new areas shelved; PMQs Jeremy Corbyn MP the impossibly high cost of private rents and he suggests it's time for rent controls and regulation; PMQs - 25th anniversary of the poll tax - rates; bailiff powers cut; Clifton traders block Bristol city centre complaining about proposed residents parking scheme which will dissuade drivers from shopping in Clifton village; Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, sells freehold to Bristol docks for £10m after a 150 year lease was sold in 1991 for £36m – George does a duff deal for his dock company Merchant Venturer mates? PMQs Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood asks is National Planning Framework working when it only listens to the money question and ignores 10,000 letters? Unfairness of planning – Unwritten rule of the planning system: "If we can tax it, you can do it". Marina Morris's voxpop asking people if they trust the police, which, with a few exceptions they generally do round here.

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