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Sputnik Orbiting the World

  • G7 summit and Edwardian black Britain (E389)
    From the sunny shores of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, world leaders gathered last week for the three-day G7 summit. Pledges were made and deals were struck on everything from the pandemic to the environment. Boris Johnson had his first face-to-face...
    Jun 19, 2021 10:25
  • Sputnik Orbiting the World
    Sputnik Orbiting the World, looking behind the stories which made the news, as well as unearthing the ones that didn’t. Expect debate and discussion between George Galloway and authoritative, influential, but most importantly, informed guests. Topics may differ from politics to social concerns, but Sputnik will remain true to its aim – bringing a new perspective, a different view.
  • G7 summit and Edwardian black Britain (E389)
    G7 summit and Edwardian black Britain (E389)
    From the sunny shores of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, world leaders gathered last week for the three-day G7 summit. Pledges were made and deals were struck on everything from the pandemic to the environment. Boris Johnson had his first face-to-face...
    Jun 19, 2021 10:25
  • Hillsborough justice and Syrian elections (E388)
    Hillsborough justice and Syrian elections (E388)
    Thirty-two years on from the Hillsborough disaster, which killed 96 Liverpool football fans through police incompetence, could justice be finally served? Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is calling for a new law to ensure a police cover-up of this...
    Jun 12, 2021 10:33
  • The UK PM’s popularity and new brain power hacks (E387)
    The UK PM’s popularity and new brain power hacks (E387)
    Boris Johnson appears to be the man to whom mud just doesn’t stick. He’s still 10 points ahead in the polls and his personal ratings seem to defy logic. Peter Oborne is the former chief political commentator for the Daily Telegraph. The...
    Jun 5, 2021 10:47
  • The BBC and the royal family in crisis? (E386)
    The BBC and the royal family in crisis? (E386)
    The BBC is facing a potentially existential crisis. Libertarian Tory backbenchers who don’t believe in it in the first place see, as Harold MacMillan put it, 'one damn thing after another' - Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall, Jimmy Savile and now their...
    May 29, 2021 10:43
  • The 'new US' and a mad artist on the rise (E385)
    The 'new US' and a mad artist on the rise (E385)
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Despite the catastrophic effects of Covid-19 on US society and their economy, the first few months of the Biden administration have been dominated by foreign policy. Tensions with China have, if anything,...
    May 22, 2021 12:00
  • Labour Party difficulties and ISIS in Africa (E384)
    Labour Party difficulties and ISIS in Africa (E384)
    Last week was painted as a disaster for the Labour Party, though not quite as much as it would’ve been if Jeremy Corbyn had still been in charge. The loss of the Hartlepool by-election was particularly emblematic, apparently signifying the...
    May 15, 2021 09:58
  • Wars over water and coronavirus in India (E383)
    Wars over water and coronavirus in India (E383)
    “Wars over water,” according to Kamala Harris, are the wars of the future – and she should know. Such was the war, apparently, which flared up just last week between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. A border post was taken, and for a...
    May 8, 2021 10:50
  • Post Office victims and Ecuador lawsuits (E382)
    Post Office victims and Ecuador lawsuits (E382)
    Post offices are the lifeblood of many communities up and down the land. Offering so much more than just posting letters and parcels, it is no wonder there are over 10,000 franchisees who choose to run post offices in their area. But due to an...
    May 1, 2021 10:31
  • China insight and Julian Assange (E381)
    China insight and Julian Assange (E381)
    China appears to be on everyone’s mind at the moment. It’s the world’s second-biggest economy, source of the coronavirus and first to recover from it, and apparently politically stable despite the hopes of regime-change enthusiasts...
    Apr 24, 2021 10:38
  • Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
    Politics in Latin America and remembering Francisco de Goya (E380)
    Covid cases and death rates are on the rise in Latin America, but it hasn’t put a hold on elections there: Ecuador has just elected right-winger Guillermo Lasso, while Peru’s left-winger Pedro Castillo led in its first round of voting....
    Apr 17, 2021 10:50