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The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

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The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

    Israel strikes Iran: What's the state of play?  

    Israel strikes Iran: What's the state of play?  

    An Israeli missile has struck Iran, in response to the unprecedented missile and drone attack on Israel over the weekend by the Iranians.  

    It seems an airfield outside of the city of Isfahan was targeted, but Tehran has played down the incident and has indicated it has no plans to retaliate.   

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by military analyst Sean Bell to find out what exactly happened in the latest attack and what it says about Israel's and Iran's respective military strengths.  

    Plus, Niall is also joined by Sky's international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to analyse where this leaves tension in the Middle East.   

    Producer: Rosie Gillott & Emma Rae Woodhouse 
    Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku  
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 18 min
    Tory MP suspended | What's going on with climate targets?

    Tory MP suspended | What's going on with climate targets?

    Conservative MP Mark Menzies has been suspended from the parliamentary party in light of allegations he abused local Tory party funds to pay off "bad people".   

    Mark Menzies strongly disputes the claims which also allege he used campaign funds to pay his personal medical bills.   

    On the Conservatives' investigation into the claims, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News: "There's further information that the Chief Whip I understand became familiar with yesterday and actions being swiftly taken on the basis of that further information.

    "I think it is important to stress that the MP in question here denies the allegations and so on basis of sort of fairness and proper justice, I think it's important to mention that."

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by political correspondent Darren McCaffrey to analyse how Westminster will cope with another scandal.   

    Plus, the Scottish government has come under fire for rowing back on its climate commitments. 
    Niall speaks to science correspondent Thomas Moore about the consequences of the government missing eight out of 12 of its annual climate commitments. 

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    Senior producer: Annie Joyce 
    Assistant producer: Iona Brunker 
    Podcast Promotions Producer: Jada Meosa-John  
    Editors: Paul Stanworth 

    • 20 min
    Inflation falls - but what might it mean for interest rates?

    Inflation falls - but what might it mean for interest rates?

    The price of everyday things - mainly food - is now rising at the lowest level since 2021.  

    Official data shows inflation eased last month to 3.2% - down from 3.4% - but the fall was slightly less than economists expected.  

    On the Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what's going on with inflation and what it might mean for interest rates with Sky's economics and data editor Ed Conway - who's in the US looking at the situation there. They also discuss how the UK could be importing inflation from America.  

    Plus, Niall talks to Russ Mould, investment director at finance firm AJ Bell, about what's happening at the fashion retailer ASOS which says it's becoming "more agile" after an 18% drop in sales.   
     
    Producer: Rosie Gillott  
    Assistant Producer: Iona Brunker 
    Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku 
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 21 min
    Is banning smoking "unconservative"? 

    Is banning smoking "unconservative"? 

    'Absolutely nuts' was how former Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Rishi Sunak’s plan to gradually phase out smoking – banning anyone born since the start of 2009 from ever being able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products like vapes.  
      
    Liz Truss, who was also briefly prime minister in-between the two men, is also among some critical of the proposal – which she described as 'profoundly unconservative'.  
      
    Tories are being given a free vote in the Commons – allowing them to vote with their conscience, not necessarily the government.  
      
    But will the policy create a smokefree generation? And what will it mean for Conservative Party ideology?  
      
    Niall Paterson looks at the health implications with Alice Wiseman, vice president of The Association of Directors of Public Health, and the politics of the policy with Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby and Tory peer Lord Frost, who disagrees with the planned legislation.  
      
    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  
    Podcast Promotions Producer: Iona Brunker 
    Senior producer: Annie Joyce 
    Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth 

    • 23 min
    Why Iran hates Israel (and America)

    Why Iran hates Israel (and America)

    Military experts have called Iran's ariel attack on Israel on Saturday night 'ambitious' and warn it could push an already fragile region into a dangerous new phase.
     
    On the Sky News Daily, host Matt Barbet examines how Iran and Israel's 'shadow war' has moved out into the open, alongside defence and security analyst Michael Clarke. 
     
    Matt is also joined by Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian, affiliated lecturer in international relations of the Middle East at the University of Cambridge, to examine what Iran was really trying to achieve from its attack.

    Producer: Rosie Gillott  
    Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku  
    Editor: Philly Beaumont  

    • 22 min
    WEEKEND DAILY: Iran attacks Israel, but what happens next?

    WEEKEND DAILY: Iran attacks Israel, but what happens next?

    On Saturday night Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack against Israel, which Tehran has claimed is in retaliation for an attack on the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Damascus by Israel on 1 April.  
      
    Some 170 explosive drones, 120 ballistic missiles, and 30 cruise missiles were launched by Iran, according to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), who said "99%" were intercepted.   
      
    Leaders across the world have condemned the attack and stated their support for Israel’s security. However, Iran's foreign ministry said they would "not hesitate" to take "further defensive measures" to "safeguard its legitimate interests against any military aggressions".  
      
    On this extra Sky News Daily episode, Rob Powell sits down with our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to discuss the significance and implications of Iran’s attack, and the response from Israel and its allies. 

    Producer: Rosie Gillott  
    Editor: Paul Stanworth 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

MartyMcPayne ,

Great mid-form discussion of Current News

Niall is an excellent host and interviewer, asking important questions and providing a balanced, thoughtful opinion.

Manpss ,

Brilliant stuff

Niall is such a great journalist (and interviewer). Always a pleasure to listen

Politicalgeek ,

Biased!

Biased left wing reporting. Not worth listening to.

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