Episode 009

Secret Cabinet papers released this week under the “30 year rule” finally proved, as was long suspected, that Margaret Thatcher lied to the British people during the miners’ strike. Seumas Milne of the Guardian and author of “The Enemy Within”, the definitive account of the era, comes into the Sputnik studio to discuss the bitter battle of 1984, a fight which lasted a year and changed Britain irrevocably

And in a week when the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, lobbed verbal grenades at everyone who dared to question the First World War, from respected historians through to Mr Bean, Sputnik invited Joe Glenton, a veteran of the Afghan war and now a vehement critic, into the studio to take a look at WW1 from the perspective of Tommy Atkins the proverbial British “private”.

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