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 George’s role as a Merchant Venturer, part of the city’s merchant class elite.
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http://bcfm.org.uk/2012/09/07/17/friday-drivetime-87/21253
George Ferguson's father worked for NATO. News review with mayoral candidate George Ferguson: George’s role as a Merchant Venturer, part of the city’s merchant class elite. George pledges to leave the Merchants should he become Mayor. Horrific record of the Merchant Venturers profits from the Triangular Transatlantic Slave Trade not mentioned by our local paper The Post. Mayor will wrest control of a £1bn annual budget from party politics. Kingswood’s Tory MP Chris Skidmore calls British workers ‘the laziest in the world’ in new book Britannia Unchained. Endemol TV’s founder of ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Deal or No Deal’, Sir Peter Bazalgette made chairman of the Arts Council. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne booed at paralympics medal award ceremony. European Central Bank says it will buy up bad government debt to stop troubled government’s collapsing. European and World Value Survey shows Britain has a very low level of trust. Cameron announces big relaxation of national planning laws to ‘boost the economy’ by allowing developers to build where they like. Capacity public meeting in Frenchay Village Hall this week: public Frenchay Hospital to be demolished to make way for hundreds of private homes. Abandoned £30bn Severn Barrage scheme is to be re-examined by the government as a way to tap into tidal power. Half the phone hacking victims have still not been contacted by Scotland Yard and the total number has doubled this week, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sue Ackers reveals to Keith Vaz on the Home Affairs Select Committee.

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