Sputnik

  • Episode 160
    Not many rich men put serious money into politics in Britain, and why should they? This is a country where the expenditure of mere thousands can secure a "K" - a knighthood - and a single million can buy you a "P" - a peerage and a seat in...
  • Sputnik
    Sputnik orbits the World with George Galloway, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. As one of the longest serving MPs, expect debate and discussion between George and authoritative, influential, but most importantly informed, guests. Co-host Gayatri will take to the streets and social media, gathering your thoughts and opinions to add to the mix. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim - bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • Episode 160
    Episode 160
    Not many rich men put serious money into politics in Britain, and why should they? This is a country where the expenditure of mere thousands can secure a "K" - a knighthood - and a single million can buy you a "P" - a peerage and a seat in...
  • Episode 159
    Episode 159
    Whitehall Knight Sir Ivan Rogers has resigned from an ambassadorship nobody knew he held, and the liberal elite and their media go all Dr. Pavlov. However, there is no doubt that, whatever your view on Brexit, Rogers has been a failure. If...
  • Episode 158
    Episode 158
    There has never been a time when the Saudi Arabian regime has stood in greater opprobrium as a truth previously denied was finally admitted by the defence secretary Michael Fallon.  It is now accepted that banned cluster bombs illegal in...
  • Episode 157
    Episode 157
    The Prison Officers Association has been warning for years that our jails (although some of them are no longer “our jails,” but private businesses) were a volcano waiting to erupt. Their warnings were not only ignored, but their rights...
  • Episode 156
    Episode 156
    If Britain had a Legion of Honour like France, our guest this week would be in the front ranks of it. Instead, we've had to make him a Lord, which is a pretty poor substitute. He has literally risen from homelessness on the streets to being Baron...
  • Episode 155
    Episode 155
    After Brexit, Trump, and then the crushing of Sarkozy, there was an inevitability about the news which emerged from Rome last weekend. The landslide defeat of PM Renzi’s proposal to concentrate even more power into the hands of the...
  • Episode 154
    Episode 154
    He stood as a colossus in the Caribbean and like the tallest of trees, he was viewed from many vantage points. Latin America, Africa, Asia, throughout the Global South, and from Europe itself. But the tallest trees catch the strongest winds, of...
  • Episode 153
    Episode 153
    The Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP is a long serving member of parliament, a former Tory cabinet minister who served under both Margaret Thatcher and John Major and, once a contender for the prime-ministership itself. Economically conservative and a former...
  • Episode 152
    Episode 152
    This week we look at the future of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election victory, both of which have sent unprecedented volatility coursing through international markets, and rocked the British economy as well. Is Sterling up or down and what...
  • Episode 151
    Episode 151
    Everybody always knew that newspapers held a torch for the views of their proprietors, and that was tolerable as long as those views were at least vaguely tolerable. In recent years, however, as the proprietors, almost all foreign and tax-avoiders...