Episode 171

Theresa May described it as a ‘historical moment from which there can be no turning back.’ Nigel Farage celebrated it in typical style with a pint in a pub. 279 days after the British people voted to leave the European Union, Article 50 – the EU get-out clause – was engaged. But is it really game over for the Remain camp? Could Brexit yet be derailed either in Parliament or with fresh legal challenges? Joining Sputnik this week to discuss these very hot issues is the publisher and editor of Politics First magazine, Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos.

And ‘don’t mention the war!’ sums up much of the ‘mainstream’ coverage of the appalling terrorist attack we saw in London last week. There were plenty of column inches devoted to what we do next, but questioning British foreign policy was conspicuous by its absence. Instead, the pro-war establishment, always eager to point the finger of blame at someone else, looked for new scapegoats – this time the encrypted messenger service WhatsApp. So this week, we look at the contradictions of the so-called ‘War on Terror’ with Catherine Shakdam, author and director at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies.

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