Episode 022

It must have been hard to tell the difference between the backfiring of racing cars and the shots being fired at the people whose country was being burned up by the hot shots of Formula 1. This week Sputnik takes a look at the other side of the tracks concealed behind the advertising hoardings and makes a few laps of the truth with Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, a Bahrain democracy activist.

And Conservative Party highflyer, Zac Goldsmith MP, who would cut a dash behind the wheel of any high performance car, comes into the studio to share his plans to revolutionize Westminster by giving the public the ammunition to deal with errant MPs. American citizens already can and do exercise their right of recall so, five years after the seemingly never-ending parliamentary expense scandal, we discuss whether such a mechanism would transform Britain’s stagnant duck pond of a democracy.

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