Sputnik

  • Sputnik 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...
  • 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.
  • Sputnik 165
    Sputnik 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...
  • Sputnik 164
    Sputnik 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...
  • Sputnik 163
    Sputnik 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...
  • Sputnik 162
    Sputnik 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...
  • Sputnik 161
    Sputnik 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...
  • 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...