Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani debunk the latest right-wing freakout about migration. Plus, Government corruption on PPE, submissions close for the Labour Leaks inquiry and why we all need Joe Biden to stop talking.
Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial speak to Dr Hicham Safieddine on the Beirut explosion and Harvard Epidemiologist Bill Hanage on COVID-19.
Over the last five days a former Tory MP has been convicted of sexual assault, an unnamed ex-Tory Minister has been arrested, and Prince Andrew faces a wave of new allegations of his involvement in sexual abuse. All the men involved have one thing in common. They have been protected by our establishment. Plus, we speak to the FT's deputy Beijing Bureau Chief, Yuan Yang, on Trump's TikTok ban and, discuss the SAS "rogue killing squad" with Declassified's Phil Miller
A coronavirus spike means a tightening of Britain's lockdown and a Tory MP blames ethnic minorities. Plus, Evgeny Lebdev, Claire Fox, John Woodcock and Boris Johnson’s brother get seats in the House of Lords. And Jane Heybroek’s legal battle with Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rachel Riley.
After sacking Rebecca Long Bailey, apologising to antisemitism ‘whistleblowers’ and dropping numerous campaign pledges, much of Labour’s left is in despair about Keir Starmer. However, Paul Mason is still on board with the new Labour leader. We ask him why. Plus, Europe’s second coronavirus wave, and Newsweek’s Basit Mahmood on the EHRC’s poor record on race.
Aaron Bastani is joined by Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks as they discuss the latest events across the Atlantic. Will Pelosi be successfully primaried? Is the US economy about to collapse? And what are the actual chances Donald Trump will lose this November?
After Wiley's antisemitic Twitter rant was left up for 48 hours, celebrities and campaigners are boycotting the platform. But, does the dodgy record on racism of those who instigated the action mean progressives should avoid the #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate movement? We're joined by Rivkah Brown to discuss. Plus, Labour Right Blackmail Keir Starmer, and Elon Musk Backs the Bolivian Coup.
With Ghislaine Maxwell behind bars, the world’s press are once again focusing on the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein. But the hosts of TrueAnon believe the mainstream media have no interest in exposing the underlying power plays that exist beneath the Epstein scandal. Plus, Corbyn’s legal fund raises £170k in under 2 days, and we speak to Owen Jones on the day his far-right attackers are sentenced.
Peter Jukes and Matt Kennard debate if the claims made in the Russia Report are a threat to our democracy, or a reach by remainers with an axe to grind. Plus, Niamh Eastwood on Rosie Duffield’s call for a laughing gas ban and Justin Schlosberg on Labour’s apology to antisemitism “whistleblowers”. https://novaramedia.com/2020/07/22/the-russia-report-debate/
Dr Lee Jones speaks to Michael Walker about the stand-off between UK and China. Plus, Aaron Bastani and Ash Sarkar on a new coronavirus vaccine, the gagged chief nurse, and Dua Lipa's advocacy of Albanian nationalism.
While we often hear how Britain must remember its history, the British state goes to great lengths to do the very opposite. This week's 'The Bastani Factor' sees Aaron joined by author & journalist Ian Cobain as they discuss the secrecy of the British state.
Boris Johnson has dumped the science to save Britain's sandwich shops. Will the bet pay off? Plus, the Tory's plant a Russian dead cat and Ex-Labour MPs sell out to the highest bidder. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.
The government have finally made masks mandatory in shops and Britain's right-wingers are freaking out. Plus: Will the Tories beat Labour to a wealth tax? The UK ban Huawei and the BBC axe The Andrew Neil Show. With Michael Walker, Dalia Gebrial and James Meadway.
Coronavirus has shone a light on hyper-exploitation in Britain’s cities. The Tories are blaming, yes you guessed it…. PC culture and immigration. Plus, Labour flip flops on tax, and Starmer scolds Russell-Moyle for criticising zionism. With Michael Walker, Ash Sarkar and Aaron Bastani.
Are censorious lefties on twitter undermining free speech, and putting at risk the foundations of a liberal society. Or - are wealthy celebrities annoyed they are, for once, being held to account for their ill-thought out and prejudiced opinions? Michael Walker, Aaron Bastani and Ash Sarkar discuss. https://novaramedia.com/2020/07/10/cancel-culture-cancelled/
Rishi Sunak claims his mini-budget will save your job and save the high street, but is a bonus for employers and a half-price meal voucher enough to save Britain from a virus-induced depression? With Michael Walker, Faiza Shaheen and Owen Jones. https://novaramedia.com/2020/07/08/dishy-rishis-meal-deal/
Does Keir Starmer keeping Steve Reed make a mockery of his 'zero tolerance' commitment? Does it show Rebecca Long-Bailey's sacking was political all along? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.
Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest puts the spotlight back on our perverted and abusive elites. Plus, China's clampdown in Hong Kong, the fallout from David Starkey's racist outburst, and Britain goes back to the pub. With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani. https://novaramedia.com/2020/07/03/sweating-yet/
The Leicester lockdown shows everything wrong with the government's whack-a-mole coronavirus strategy. Jeremy Hunt's hypocrisy, Johnson's 'New Deal', Starmer's NEC power-grab, and Forward Momentum's triumph. With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial.
The imminent annexation of parts of the West Bank represents the latest episode in a century long war against the Palestinian people. . Aaron Bastani is joined by author and academic, Rashid Khalidi, to discuss 100 years of settlement, occupation and struggle.