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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.

    Two years on since Russia's invasion but Ukraine is still in the fight

    Two years on since Russia's invasion but Ukraine is still in the fight

    Two years on from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the war is largely at a stalemate but President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's troops face acute shortages of ammunition.

    Ukraine's cities still come under regular Russian bombardment, thousands of lives have been lost and many more displaced across Europe.

    Around 300,000 Ukrainians have applied for visas to come to the UK alone. Many more are in Poland and Germany.

    Tom Cheshire speaks to international correspondent John Sparks in Kharkiv about what life is like on the ground in Ukraine now and how Ukrainians are ready to continue the fight for their country.

    And we hear from Anfisa Vlasova who fled Kharkiv after the invasion to come to the UK on what life has been like here and how she and her fellow Ukrainian refugees feel about returning to their homeland.

    Senior producer: Annie Joyce
    Assistant producer: Iona Brunker
    Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 18 min
    Commotion and a no confidence motion: What damage has the Commons Gaza row done?

    Commotion and a no confidence motion: What damage has the Commons Gaza row done?

    The third largest party in the House of Commons, the SNP, says it doesn't have confidence in its Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle.

    The Speaker himself says he took decisions about how MPs debated and voted on calls for a ceasefire in Gaza because he wanted as broad a discussion as possible.

    He's apologised but said the safety of MPs on such a divisive issue was also on his mind.

    With thousands dead in Gaza and war continuing, the optics of MPs rowing about Commons procedure - rather than debating important international issues - have not sat well with everyone.

    Niall Paterson speaks to Dr Hannah White from the Institute for Government about why she thinks it's another example supporting the case for parliamentary reform.

    Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood describes it as his "worst day in Parliament". He recently had dozens of anti-Israel protesters gather outside his home.

    And chief political correspondent Jon Craig picks over how the chamber moves on from this - and whether Lindsay Hoyle will stay in his job.

    Producers: Soila Apparicio, Alex Edden
    Assistant producer: Evan Dale
    Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 26 min
    The Post Office scandal - more trouble on the Horizon?

    The Post Office scandal - more trouble on the Horizon?

    The former chair of the Post Office, Henry Staunton, who was dismissed last month, claims he was told by a top civil servant to "hobble into the election" and delay payouts to sub-postmasters, in a newly released memo.

    But Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch told MPs there's "no evidence whatsoever that this is true", and called his allegations "a disgrace".

    The row comes as only 5% of sub-postmaster claimants have received compensation for the Horizon IT scandal so far.

    Late on Wednesday evening, the government published a letter from Sarah Munby, the former permanent secretary to Kemi Badenoch, responding to claims in The Times that government officials told Mr Staunton to stall on compensation payments to wronged postmasters. The letter stated: "It is not true that I made any instruction, either explicitly or implicitly, to Mr Staunton to in anyway delay compensation payments. I did not."

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Labour MP and chair of the Business and Trade Committee, Liam Byrne, who says it's now his job at next Tuesday's committee to "flush out who is telling the truth".

    Plus, our deputy political editor Sam Coates discusses the fallout from the row.

    Podcast producer: Alex Edden
    Assistant producer: Evan Dale
    Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 24 min
    Hacking the hackers: How cyber gang Lockbit was 'locked out'

    Hacking the hackers: How cyber gang Lockbit was 'locked out'

    One of the world's most prolific cyber crime gangs has been taken down by law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Europol and the UK's National Crime Agency.

    Lockbit is an extortion website that held its victims' data for ransom - some of the biggest UK bodies affected were the Royal Mail and the NHS.

    Five Russians have been charged by US authorities and dozens of crypto accounts frozen.

    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by science and technology editor Tom Clarke and crime correspondent Martin Brunt to discuss what Lockbit is, Operation Cronos and what this means for other cyber gangs.

    Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
    Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 18 min
    Did Russian opposition die with Alexei Navalny?

    Did Russian opposition die with Alexei Navalny?

    Hundreds of Russians have been detained at memorials to opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

    Navalny's mother and lawyers have been denied access to his body and authorities have not confirmed its exact whereabouts.

    Host Adam Parsons is joined by Sky News' Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay, who has followed Navalny's journey for much of the past decade.

    She describes what’s happening in Russia, Navalny's legacy and the mood as people continue to pay their respects at makeshift memorials across the country.

    Adam also hears from Ekaterina Schulmann, a Russian political scientist in exile who has been marked as a foreign agent by Putin's government.

    Plus, Dr Maxim Alyukov, a political sociologist at King's College London, talks about the upcoming Russian election.

    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Alex Edden
    Assistant Producer: Evan Dale
    Interviews Producer: Melissa Tutesigensi
    Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 17 min
    Russian opponent Alexei Navalny dies... and analysing Labour's double by-election win

    Russian opponent Alexei Navalny dies... and analysing Labour's double by-election win

    Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has died in jail. Barred in 2018 from running in elections, he remained Mr Putin's most powerful political opponent.

    He survived a novichok poisoning, after being treated in Germany. But still he chose to return to Russia knowing he would be arrested. He was just 47 when he died while serving a 19-year sentence on charges of extremism in a prison near the Arctic circle.

    Today on Sky News Daily, Leah Boleto speaks with our Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay about Mr Navalny's life and how his death will have an impact on his supporters in Russia.

    We'll also unpack Labour's win in two by-elections overnight with our political correspondent Rob Powell who is in Wellingborough, and what the results could mean for the next general election.

    Producers: Soila Apparicio, Sydney Pead
    Assistant Producer: Evan Dale
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 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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