Sputnik

  • Episode 170
    People stabbed, people shot, people mowed down, people dead – all on the streets of London. It was the day police said they had planned for and hoped would never come. But where did it all come from – out of thin air or a swamp of...
  • 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 170
    Episode 170
    People stabbed, people shot, people mowed down, people dead – all on the streets of London. It was the day police said they had planned for and hoped would never come. But where did it all come from – out of thin air or a swamp of...
  • Episode 169
    Episode 169
    The Tories won and the Labour Party was wiped out. The far right came second and two left-of-Labour parties rose significantly. But we’re not talking about a British election; these are the general election results of the Netherlands, but they...
  • Episode 168
    Episode 168
    Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes there is greater support for remaining in the EU in Scotland than in England and Wales, and that this provides a trigger for a new referendum on Scottish independence. Or does she? Former First...
  • Episode 167
    Episode 167
    Has the surge of political anti-orthodoxy in Spain since the 2008 economic crash and the EU-dictated austerity response run out of steam? With the threat of separatism, particularly Catalonian, is it now time to say Viva Espana or goodbye Spain? Dr....
  • Episode 166
    Episode 166
    The Scottish independence vote was apparently a “once in a generation” opportunity. However, as the SNP government consults on ‘Indyref 2’, it turns out to be a couple of short football seasons. The proximate cause of the...
  • Episode 165
    Episode 165
    In the French political bubble, all eyes are on the prize of the Elysee Palace; down on the streets the citizens are rioting! Race relations are worsening, poverty increasing, Islamophobia going through the roof… and last week, a young black...
  • Episode 164
    Episode 164
    This week the British satirical magazine Private Eye revealed that the Henry Jackson Society, which is named after a US congressman who was a cold warrior in the 1970s, had been paid £10,000 ($12,500) a month to place unflattering stories...
  • Episode 163
    Episode 163
    Just a few weeks ago, it looked certain that the final round of the French presidential election would be a contest between the right and the even more right. But a few weeks is a long time in politics. Today, Fillon is looking like a dead political...
  • Episode 162
    Episode 162
    Left-wing parties are talking right and right-wing parties are talking left. President Trump just scrapped the “free trade” TPP and put the effective abolition of NAFTA on the table. And in the same week, the American labour unions...
  • Episode 161
    Episode 161
    This week, several shadow cabinet members told the Guardian that they want to change the party line and block the triggering of Article 50 and Brexit. These new inner circle rebels are still in their posts at the moment, despite telling a national...