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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Deregulation is killing privatised elderly 'care' industry
 Weekly Program
 Rob Telford
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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http://politicsthisweek.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/35332/
News review with Rob Telford, Green Party councillor for Ashley Ward. Is a Green Party vote a wasted vote in a general election? - European elections, AV and PR voting systems; Northern Ireland – the arrest of Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, Martin McGuinness says it's the return of the dark side of political policing in Northern Ireland to influence this month's election, Brigadeer Gordon Kerr and the Force Research Unit (FRU) MI5/MI6 supplying loyalist terrorists during the troubles; Bristol teachers resign due to new residents parking scheme; wind turbines – vested interests opposing them; 900,000 crimes in 2013, including rape, not recorded in police stats; stupid 'target based' policing influences police to distort the crime figures; PMQs Ed Miliband on 2013 privatising of the Post Office which lost £1.4bn of taxpayers money – Osborne's best man's hedge fund made millions; PMQs Bristol North West Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie discusses jobs – aspiring to 'full employment' but no full employment since the 1970s; US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer £64bn hostile takeover of UK pharmaceutical AstraZeneca – big US corporations like Kraft (who took over Cadbury's in the same way and closed the Keynsham factory) and Pfizer behave like Panzer divisions taking over by 'hostile bid' not with tanks, guns and conventional armies, nationalising pharmaceuticals; problems with care homes – Judy Downey chair of Relatives and Residents Association, deregulation is killing the elderly 'care' industry, care workers conditions also not good; local councils have investments in fracking companies.

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