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 BCFM Drivetime 
 Only first half of show with Dave Dobbs available
 Weekly Program
 Bristol Broadband Co-operative  
 For non-profit use only.
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News review with Birthday Party candidate who stood for mayor of Bristol and in the recent local elections Dave Dobbs. Dave is author of the book 'Laughing Gas'. We hear about the falling membership in political parties since World War Two and ask what proportion of people are in Trades Unions compared to Political Parties? Membership of trades unions is 15 times greater than UK political parties. The politicians don't control the game any more, if they ever did, the private bankers do. Money is not a finite commodity: How banks create money out of thin air then lend it out at interest. Fractional Reserve Banking a form of legalised counterfeiting, the economy, party politics, voxpop by Marina Morris on party leaders and party politics. Stories covered: night shelters closing because not classed as a dwelling so cannot get housing benefit; European Commission raids Shell and BP offices investigating evidence that petrol prices have been rigged for a decade – rigged to keep the rich wealthy, there is no free market. In the House of Commons Tory MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon and Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint on petrol price fixing; All four Bristol MPs come out against mayor George Ferguson's possible congestion charge in Bristol; Stephanie Bottrill from Solihull committed suicide because she couldn't pay the bedroom tax. In the House of Lords architect of this benefit reform Lord Freud tries to explain; German water cannons set to be approved for possible summer riots across the UK; Prince Charles supporting a despotic dictatorship in Bahrain with lucrative 'Poundbury' style eco-development deal.

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