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Interview: Keelan Balderson on the U.K. civil unrest
Keelan's film examines the way in which larger geo-political forces, the banker bailouts, austerity measures and large scale corporate criminality have created deep distrust of government across all levels of English society.
During our interview we look at these issues as well as other topics which Keelan has researched, including the 7/7 London bombings.
Also in the show we bring you some Australian news: will the Gillard government be unseated by the unfolding sex scandal over Labor MP Craig Thomson? If the embattled MP were forced to resign, this would require a by-election in the marginal seat of Dobell, which would almost certainly swing back to the Liberals, sweeping Labor from power.
According to former Labor general secretary Graham Richardson:
''Whenever the election, Labor will be slaughtered in Dobell,'' he said.
''The margin is 5 per cent but with the swing as it stands against Labor in NSW and this on top of it, they don't stand a chance. He is history.''
Simultaneously with this unfolding scandal, a convoy of disgruntled citizens from all over the country is closing in on Canberra. The so called "convoy of no-confidence" is a sponanteous alliance of people of all political colours (including many Labor Party members!) who are united in calling for a new election. The key issue which triggered this "peoples' revolt" is the massively unpopular Carbon Tax, which is due to be passed into legislation before the end of the year.
I hope you enjoy the show!
- Perfect Storm: The England Riots Documentary
- 7/7 The Big Picture – Documentary Reinvestigating the July 7th London Bombings
- Mass convoy to make 'real' voices heard
- Convoy of No Confidence earns police escort into Canberra
- The MP Gillard must protect
- Tony Abbott intensifies pressure over embattled Labor MP Craig Thomson
- Steer clear of protest convoys, travellers warned