The conference season is over, but only two of them will live on: The Labour Party conference was a triumph for Jeremy Corbyn, and the Conservative conference was a disaster for Theresa May. A P45 prank which, 12 months ago, would not have looked out of place at the Labour Party conference, seems now to foreshadow May’s own demise. So what can we expect in the next 12 months? To help us look ahead and review his own team, as well as the opposition, we invited one of Corbyn’s bright young men, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon MP, to join us in the Sputnik studio.
Ever since the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos – the US puppet president of the Philippines – the country has craved a credible leader. President Duterte may be controversial, but in tackling the evil drug trade and tacking away from the US towards China and Russia, he is drawing heat from the empire. Will he succeed, and will he survive? Joining us to discuss this and other questions is Bruce Rivera, a Filipino lawyer and commentator currently visiting London.