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 State Of The City reports 
 rich people's white collar crime and complex frauds
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 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
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Tony Gosling and Martin Summers run through some of this weeks news: Conservative backbenchers and Labour MPs line up together to vote over whether UK should pay more or less to the EU, Northern Ireland prison officer David Black shot dead yesterday, the first prison officer killed for 13 years in the province. Japanese Hitachi firm buying into UK Nuclear Power stations at Oldbury and North Wales, Tunisia - state of emergency extended into the new year, democratic failings in the first state to move in the so-called 'Arab Spring'. US presidential election next week discussed, Attorney General Dominic Grieve decides it is unlawful for the US to use their UK air bases in any pre-emptive attack they wish to conduct on Iran. Author of 'Shadow World, Is the UK a 'soft touch' when it comes to Serious Organised Crime? Inside the Global Arms Trade, Andrew Feinstein introduces a London based, German owned firm, Marine Force International (MFI) which the German parent firms MAN Ferrostaal AG and Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) plan to use to pay arms deal bribes out of the jurisdiction of German courts. PCC candidates return to a question about declaration of senior police officers' interests and freemasonry, commenting that masons are attracted to senior police roles and that the characteristic police chequerboard is also found on the carpet of Masonic temples. Tony asks a question on crime and poverty, including the issues of cuts, the closure of mental health facilities, the criminalisation of squatting and how the police are forced to pick up the pieces. Tony asks the candidates on how they would deal with the other end of the scale, rich people's white collar crime and complex frauds, for example selling public property at lower than market prices. John Savage takes exception to the question wondering whether the question is being asked about the sale of Bristol General Hospital which he oversaw as chairman of UHB NHS Trust. Rural versus urban policing, will the candidates be able to balance the two properly? Whistleblowing, do the candidates they take the issue seriously and how will they ensure whistleblowers are not sacked.

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