Episode 075

Mr Blair, just appointed to head the campaign in Europe against racism and anti-semitism, has had nothing to say about the murderous racist rampage being conducted by his new friends in Burma. Neither has Aung San Suu Kyi. And not one single Muslim government has lifted a finger to stop the genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. Ramadan this month for them will be spent trying to avoid the knives of murderers or in the hold of listing ships threatening to take them to a watery grave. Joining Sputnik this week from the Burmese Rohingya Organization to discuss the crisis is Mr Tun Khin.

And in part two, we look at the mortal threat to that most London of institutions: the black cab. We’ve lost our red telephone boxes and our red pillar boxes may still say Royal Mail, but they're owned by the king of Kuwait, rather than the Queen of England. Like our starlings and sparrows before them, the London hackney cab may soon begin to disappear from London's streets.

Steve McNamara hops aboard Sputnik to tell us about the predator, Uber - a $40 billion corporation banned in many places around the world but on course to choke the life out of any and all competition and establish the mother of all monopolies.

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