Lib Dems will ‘stop Brexit’, but was Theresa May’s government sabotaging it anyway? – Labour MP Darren Jones ‘spying’ on local members to ensure he is reselected? – Saudi oilfield drone attacks: Houthi rebels just overturned the chessboard – Fukushima: Japan to dump a million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean – Banksters in chief: John Christiansen proves City of London is world’s no.1 financial crime centre

September 23, 2019 in News by RBN Staff


Source: BCfm Politics Show

Friday 20th September 2019

At six – discussing the big stories in Bristol, Britain and around the world
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First hour news review: With Labour Councillor for Bedminster Celia Phipps and David Banks from Veterans for Britain – Supreme Court looking to see if proroguing of Parliament is legal, but is the Supreme Court really independent?

Labour party reselection meetings and trigger ballots in runup to possible general election – Darren Jones MP: Labour’s Bristol North West MP accused of ‘spying’ on local members in reselection row. BLAIRITE MP Darren Jones has been accused of “spying” and using “legal intimidation” against local members in his reselection process, the Star has learned. Local Labour sources say that the Bristol North West MP has asked members to attend trigger-ballot meetings in order to record what was said, so he can pass the details to a law firm; what is Veterans for Britain? European Defence Union’s progress since the Brexit vote; Corbyn on Labour’s Brexit plan; Jean Claude Junker saying ‘the backstop’ is not really necessary any longer; Johnson on what kind of Brexit deal he wants;

Suella Braverman MP on how Theresa May’s government and her civil servants were reluctant to deliver Brexit hence many ministers resigned;

Jo Swinson at Lib Dem Conference and their clear remain message; Guy Verhofstadt at Lib Dem Conference praising an EU Empire; Climate Crisis strikes today by children and others – people flying to Japan for rugby, insurance industry.
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Second hour Investigative reports: NBC: Saudi oil production site hit and Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia to comiserate – US secretary of state Mike Pompeo claims it came from Iran:

Pepe Escobar Asia Times on this success of the Houthi rebels who have ‘overturned the chessboard.’ The Yemeni Shiite group’s spectacular attack on Abqaiq raises the distinct possibility of a push to drive the House of Saud from power; Pompeo discussing oil strike on visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran’s view of Pompeo; oil production damage: Saudi oil facility attacks: Race on to restore supplies – Zero hedge; Israel’s role in Yemen conflict; court ruling barring gov. selling weapons to Saudi Arabia – Liz Truss should resign over illegal Saudi arms sales, say MPs. Government granted licences in breach of court ruling, admits trade minister; history of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Elections in Israel – coalitions and pacts: Trump snubbing Netanyahu? Israel and the Palestinian issue.

FUKUSHIMA MADNESS: Japan to dump a million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean: Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says – More than a million tons of contaminated water lies in storage but power company says it will run out of space by 2022 – Executives of TEPCO acquitted despite ignoring tsunami warnings: Fukushima disaster: Japanese power company chiefs cleared of negligence. Three executives at Tepco acquitted, marking the end of the only criminal action over the disaster; life insurance policies not claimed after Japan tsunami. How long will the Brexit transition period last if we leave? MOD contracts and EU laws; European Defence Union; NATO; are defence civil servants impartial on Brexit? what’s going to happen on 31st October?

SUPER BRAINS SERIES – 3 John Christiansen from The Tax Justice Network discusses the rise of the tax havens and how he got a job in the financial sector to get inside information on its corruption – and the systemic fraud he found in these secretive financial markets. Capitulation: the UK government’s relationship with the City of London. By John Christensen
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