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Sky's Sophy Ridge presents agenda-setting political interviews and analysis. Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect the lives of the public. This podcast features the best interviews and Sophy's analysis.

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Sky's Sophy Ridge presents agenda-setting political interviews and analysis. Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect the lives of the public. This podcast features the best interviews and Sophy's analysis.

    Roadmap to freedom? | Hancock, Starmer, Hague & McDonnell

    Roadmap to freedom? | Hancock, Starmer, Hague & McDonnell

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock lays out the government's new vaccine target. He says the lockdown easing roadmap will be "cautious" and "indicative". Keir Starmer says all children should return to school on 8 March. William Hague calls for the end of most restrictions in April. Lord Hague and John McDonnell give conflicting advice to Keir Starmer.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Staggering back to school | Dominic Raab & Prof Tim Spector

    Staggering back to school | Dominic Raab & Prof Tim Spector

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab suggests schools could reopen on a staggered basis. He says the UK is "on track" to meet its mid-February vaccine target. He also says Conservative MPs are making "arbitrary" demands for the end of lockdown. Professor Tim Spector explains research suggesting vaccines are 67% effective three weeks after one dose.

    • 48 min
    Border(line) decisions | Nadhim Zahawi & Dr David Nabarro

    Border(line) decisions | Nadhim Zahawi & Dr David Nabarro

    Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi defends the UK government's decision to only put arrivals from certain countries into hotel quarantine. He also confirms the UK will not have vaccine passports. The WHO's Special Envoy on Covid-19 Dr David Nabarro says the UK should give away vaccine once it has jabbed over-50s. He also says British scientists have been vindicated over the 12-week dosing gap.

    • 48 min
    Continental controversy | Tony Blair & Liz Truss

    Continental controversy | Tony Blair & Liz Truss

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair slams "foolish" and "unacceptable" vaccine nationalism by the EU. He also calls for teachers to be prioritised for vaccines. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss says diverting vaccines to teachers could cost others' lives. She says the UK could share its vaccines with foreign countries.

    • 53 min
    A double dose of trouble | Dominic Raab & James Comey

    A double dose of trouble | Dominic Raab & James Comey

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the government hopes to set out plans to ease lockdown restrictions by March. He says every adult will receive an offer to be vaccinated by September. But he is unable to guarantee there will be enough supply to provide second doses within twelve weeks to those who have already had their first jab. Former FBI Director James Comey warns of violence at Joe Biden's inauguration. He also compares Donald Trump's "hunger for affirmation" to a toddler's.

    • 47 min
    NHS under pressure | Matt Hancock

    NHS under pressure | Matt Hancock

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the UK is "on course" to vaccinate two million people a week against coronavirus. He says annual jabs are "highly likely", and backs the police who issued two women in Derbyshire with fines for driving to a beauty spot. JCVI member Adam Finn calls for teachers to be prioritised for vaccines. Paramedic boss Tracy Nicholls says some people are waiting nine hours for ambulances.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

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?😧

nicwg ,

NOT HIM AGAIN!!!!

Ok. So he bought the ads and this is the editorial. But ffs it is getting really really boring week after week having yet another Hancock’s Half Hour. ENOUGH!!!!!!!

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