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 resolution demanding Israel stop Gaza massacre immediately was never delivered to Downing Street due to pressure from the Israel lobby
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First hour: News review: with Labour Bristol city councillor for Easton Afzal Shah. Grenfell Tower fire tragedy – Council meeting cancelled because press there – commercial confidentiality? - Grenfell Tower's fireproof cladding was ‘downgraded to save £293,000’, show leaked documents; Mayor Mervin Rees implementing Westminister cuts;  Theresa May came to Bristol this week but no-one in Bristol City Council was informed; PMQs Kevin Brennan – Tory £1bn bribe to DUP – Northern Ireland: Stormont assembly scrapped as DUP sees 'no breakthrough' on devolution before deadline; European Court of Justice is an EU structure - countries outside the EU are members of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) - Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, also Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Balarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City are European countries outside the EU and the EFTA - that was a correction from Martin Summers' mistake last week - 9/28 EU members have opted out of the Euro currency - Euro Zone does NOT include Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and UK; 'Electronic Intafada' website - EU pledges to help Israel suppress criticism - anti-Semitic to criticise Israel policy? Zionism is a political movement; During July and August 2014 when Israel was bombing civilians in Gaza Bristol City Council held a day conference which included local MPs to discuss the slaughter. A petition and resolution demanding Israel stop immediately was never delivered to Downing Street due to pressure from the Israel lobby - London's recent Grenfell Tower block fire – clip of Kensington and Chelsea Council (K&CC) meeting that was cancelled because Press turned up; interview with Robert Atkinson, Leader of the Labour Group on K&CC – Nick Paget Brown, Tory leader of K&CC, has resigned – Grenfell Tower tragedy discussed; culture of secrecy in planning – lack of affordable housing at Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory renovation; PMQs Theresa May and Corbyn - Grenfell Tower – Council spending on 'neighbourhood' services falls by £3bn since 2011. Cuts to services such as bin collection, planning and pothole repair amount to dismantling of core functions of local government, says report - local authority budgets cut by 40% resulting in safety concerns; National Audit Office slams Government’s ‘high cost and risky deal’ for Hinkley Point nuclear power station - pressure from China;  PMQs Ian Austen  - terror budget cut by 7%;  Muslim knocked unconscious by thugs who then vandalised his home with racist graffiti quoting Katie Hopkins' "final solution" tweet

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