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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.

    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
    Technically it’s a recession, but what’s actually changed? With Ed Conway

    Technically it’s a recession, but what’s actually changed? With Ed Conway

    Sky News’ economics and data editor Ed Conway looks at the implications of Britain entering recession on this episode.

    Although the two quarters of negative growth is a fairly arbitrary definition and could be revised, Ed tells host Greg Milam why the GDP per head figures is the one which could tell us more.

    They also discuss the political implications for Rishi Sunak who’d made growing the economy one of his big five pledges.

    Plus, Manchester restaurant owner Karina Jadhav on what recession means for her business.

    Producer: Alex Edden
    Assistant producers: Evan Dale, Iona Brunker
    Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles
    Promotions producer: Jonathan Day
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 20 min
    Can Starmer ever really deliver on his antisemitism promise?

    Can Starmer ever really deliver on his antisemitism promise?

    In his early weeks as Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer said: “It was very important to me to seek to address the disgrace of antisemitism in our party as soon as possible.”

    Almost four years on, and months out from a general election, he’s facing a new row about the extent of antisemitism within Labour.

    Three of his party’s politicians, including two who were standing for parliament, are now linked to a meeting of activists where it’s claimed antisemitic remarks were made.

    On this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Alex Hearn, director of Labour Against Antisemitism, who says this week has been embarrassing for the Labour leader – who put tackling antisemitism at the centre of his political strategy.

    Plus, our political correspondent Serena Barker-Singh looks at how the party is trying to show its diligence in picking parliamentary candidates.

    A full list of the candidates standing in the Rochdale by-election can be found here.

    This episode contains strong language.

    Producers: Soila Apparicio, Alex Edden
    Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles
    Promotions producer: Jonathan Day
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 23 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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