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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Largest UK jobs growth for 43 years...?
 Weekly Program
 Alistair Watson
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
 For non-profit use only.
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News review with Conservative Councillor for Westbury-On-Trym Alistair Watson - Six shy or orgerwise uncommunicative and unforthcoming councillors are up for re-election - Bristol City Slackers 2014: 3 Conservatives, 2 LibDems and 1 Labour councillor: Bishopsworth: Kevin Quartley (C), Brislington West: Peter Main (LD), Filwood: Chris Jackson (L), Lockleaze: Sean Emmett (LD), Stockwood: David Morris (C) and Stoke Bishop: John Goulandris (C). Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP for Bristol North West, is being investigated for £17,000 cash for questions – should taxpayers fund political parties? Transparency of party funding; largest UK jobs growth for 43 years – but are these low wage, low productivity jobs and are many 'self-employed' really unemployed just being persuaded to claim tax credits as if they had an income? Stitching-up claimants is all part of the job, says Jobcentre insider. Benefit sanctions and underhand tactics Job Centre staff are encouraged to take; Bristol's housing benefit bill increases 57% since 2010 mostly to working people; PMQs Part Time jobs....; Labour MP for Bristol East Kerry McCarthy asks about tax avoidance by Tory supporter Gary Barlow - tax avoidance generally, Prime Minister David Cameron's father Ian was a pioneer of tax avoidance in the early 1980s; next week's local and European elections both being held using different systems – first past the post and proportional representation - why vote when all the parties have such similar policies? PMQs Mark Hendrick MP– tens of thousands of ambulances waiting in queues for half an hour and over in hospitals – privatisation of the NHS; David Lowe, presenter of the 'Singers and Swingers' radio show on BBC South West bullied out of his job, his unintentional playing of the 'n' word in one of his songs; PMQs the closing of Manston Airport in Kent - similar to Filton it is going to be built on; Avonmouth travellers are facing eviction from their home under the M5 but is this a legitimate lifestyle or not?

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