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Sky News’ Sophy Ridge analyses the best of her agenda-setting political interviews.

Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect all our lives around the country. This podcast features the best of her interviews, with analysis from Sophy, and her team.

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    • 3.9 • 130 Ratings

Sky News’ Sophy Ridge analyses the best of her agenda-setting political interviews.

Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect all our lives around the country. This podcast features the best of her interviews, with analysis from Sophy, and her team.

    NHS, Swiss-style EU relations, housing | Steve Barclay, Jonathan Ashworth, Kwajo Tweneboa

    NHS, Swiss-style EU relations, housing | Steve Barclay, Jonathan Ashworth, Kwajo Tweneboa

    Sophy Ridge with some of the week's biggest political interviews – plus, analysis of what her guests have had to say.

    Sophy speaks to Health Secretary Steve Barclay about the planned strike by nurses and winter pressures on the NHS. Mr Barclay says demands from the Royal College of Nursing for an above-inflation pay rise are "unreasonable".

    Shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth calls for more talks about the strike.

    Plus, social housing activist Kwajo Tweneboa joins Sophy to discuss the story of Awaab Ishak – the two-year old boy who died from a respiratory condition caused by exposure to mould in his family's flat.

    To discuss those interviews for the podcast, Sophy is joined by Daily Mirror political editor John Stevens and programme producer Scott Beasley.

    • 48 min
    The Autumn Statement | Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Simon Clarke

    The Autumn Statement | Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Simon Clarke

    Chancellor Jeremy Hunt promises "we’re all going to be paying a bit more tax" ahead of his autumn statement but promises his budget statement "won’t just be bad news".

    On this episode Sophy is joined by the Daily Telegraph's associate editor Christopher Hope to examine her interview with Mr Hunt as well as former minister and Liz Truss-backer Simon Clarke, who urged the government to focus on spending cuts rather than tax rises.

    Producer: Scott Beasley
    Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 41 min
    Oliver Dowden on Rishi Sunak's leadership | Paul Blomfield on assisted dying

    Oliver Dowden on Rishi Sunak's leadership | Paul Blomfield on assisted dying

    The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, on the economy, threat of strikes and new Cabinet Office minister Sir Gavin Williamson facing bullying claims.

    Plus, Labour MP Paul Blomfield talks about his decade-long campaign for a change in the law to allow assisted dying, after his 87-year-old father Harry took his own life following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

    We also hear from Dr Mark Pickering, from the organisation Care Not Killing, which promotes palliative care.

    Sophy is joined by Sky News' political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley to talk through her big interviews.

    WARNING: This podcast features discussion about suicide. If you need to speak to someone, call the Samaritans helpline for free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

    SROS producer: Scott Beasley
    Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 52 min
    Rishi Sunak’s first week | Michael Gove, Yvette Cooper, and Inna Sovsun

    Rishi Sunak’s first week | Michael Gove, Yvette Cooper, and Inna Sovsun

    Levelling Up Secretary, Michael Gove, has apologised for the Tories installing Liz Truss as leader. "We made a mistake. We took the wrong turn," he tells Sophy Ridge.

    Also, Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says it is "irresponsible" to have a home secretary in Suella Braverman who "isn't trusted by the security service," and Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun on how she talks to her son about the threat of nuclear war.

    Sophy is joined by Sky News' political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley to talk through her big interviews.

    SROS Producer: Scott Beasley
    Podcast Producer: Soila Apparicio
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 46 min
    Rishi v Penny…v Boris? | Steve Baker, Chris Heaton-Harris, and Damian Green

    Rishi v Penny…v Boris? | Steve Baker, Chris Heaton-Harris, and Damian Green

    Liz Truss is out of Number 10 – and by next Sunday, we’ll have a completely new Prime Minister in her place. Will Rishi Sunak head back to Downing Street? Does Penny Mordaunt have a shot instead? And will Boris Johnson decide, three months after resigning, to try to get his old job back?

    On this episode, Sophy is joined by our political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley to look over the interviews with a supporter of each of the candidates – Northern Ireland minister Steve Baker for Rishi Sunak; his boss, Chris Heaton-Harris, for Boris Johnson; and former deputy under Theresa May, Damian Green, for Penny Mordaunt.

    This episode was produced by David Chipakupaku.
    The editor was Paul Stanworth.

    • 48 min
    "Treated the country as laboratory mice" | Robert Halfon and Andrew Griffith

    "Treated the country as laboratory mice" | Robert Halfon and Andrew Griffith

    Conservative MP Robert Halfon tells Sophy Ridge that some in the Conservative Party have looked like "libertarian jihadists" over the past few weeks and have treated the country "like laboratory mice"

    The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Griffith, says that Liz Truss still has the support of her government despite the economic turmoil.

    Sophy is joined by Sky News' political correspondent Rob Powell and producer Scott Beasley to talk through her big interviews.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

TimComley ,

Fascination with saying right at end of every sentence

🙄 awful to hear

g3540 ,

Hit and miss

Better when there are three people to analyse, but more often there are two

Izzy Pumpkin ,

Sophie Ridge on Sunday

What has happened. Last show was 17 January?😧

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