Boris Johnson had a good conference; Theresa May, in her new Wonder-Woman garb, had a bad one. Gideon Osborne, busy politically “cross-dressing,” had neither one thing nor the other. But no discernible future leader of the Tories could be identified. In the meantime, David Cameron painted the Conservatives as the new centre ground and the Labour leader as an outlaw living in the forest and painting his face a deep shade of red. It is going to be an interesting few years. So this week we invited former Tory Cabinet minister the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell on board Sputnik to review the Tory conference and more.
And in part two, we look at the scandal that just won't leave the British establishment alone. In a week when a much criticised edition of the BBC’s flagship current affairs show Panorama aired, the BBC found itself in hot water. The corporation is deeply entangled in the Child Sex Abuse scandal – though Panorama didn't put it that way – however, the show was accused of blaming the victims and shooting the messenger instead. And the chief messenger on this story is Sputnik’s guest this week, the head of Exaro News, Mark Watts.