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Religion and politics: A deeper meaning (E272)

Critical thinking and an understanding of philosophy have never been in shorter supply despite the proliferation of platforms. ‘Understanding’ is often a mile wide but an inch deep. So, in the wake of the man-made earthquake in Christchurch and, as we wait for its inevitable after-shocks, we invited into the Sputnik studio Kurdish, Turkish-born American Scholar Dr. Edip Yuksel. As a philosopher and critical thinker, he is challenging the prevailing orthodoxy within the religious and secular worlds. We took the opportunity to garner his thoughts on the current state of affairs during his brief visit to the UK.

Man of the moment! Mr. Speaker John Bercow’s unctuous power grab this week seemed seismic in its implications. However, little did we know that the prime minister’s response would be equally seismic. Parliament must now vote for either Mrs. May’s Brexit deal and leave the EU in May or reject it totally and leave by default without a deal in a few days. But can we learn anything more by looking at the body language of the key Brexit players? Mrs. May’s terse five minutes at the lectern in Downing Street; John Bercow’s stroll through the streets of Westminster? We invited the human lie detector himself, Darren Stanton, into the Sputnik studio to find out.

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