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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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    • 3.8, 85 Ratings

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.

    More guidelines than rules? | Priti Patel, Mark Drakeford & Jonathan Reynolds

    More guidelines than rules? | Priti Patel, Mark Drakeford & Jonathan Reynolds

    Home Secretary Priti Patel defends the Prime Minister after Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford accuses Boris Johnson of overly-optimistic "messaging" on coronavirus. She denies Dominic Cummings' trip to Durham has undermined compliance with lockdown rules. She also refuses to say that Boris Johnson had no contact with the property developer at the heart of the Robert Jenrick scandal. Jonathan Reynolds explains why Keir Starmer sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey.

    • 39 min
    Putting the PUB in Public Health | Matt Hancock & Yotam Ottolenghi

    Putting the PUB in Public Health | Matt Hancock & Yotam Ottolenghi

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock gives a strong hint that pubs and restaurants will reopen on 4 July. He defends the government's Test and Trace system and the failure to launch the NHS app. Chef Yotam Ottolenghi explains the practical barriers that restaurants face to reopen.

    • 44 min
    Two metres? Too white? | Rishi Sunak, Nick Thomas-Symonds & Rose Hudson-Wilkin

    Two metres? Too white? | Rishi Sunak, Nick Thomas-Symonds & Rose Hudson-Wilkin

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak suggests the two-metre social distancing rule will soon be dropped as he says the government is taking a "fresh look" at it. Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds underlines the shift in Labour's position as he reacts to violent clashes in London. Rose Hudson-Wilkin - the first black female bishop in the Church of England - says the church has to become more diverse.

    • 48 min
    A race for answers | Matt Hancock & John Barnes

    A race for answers | Matt Hancock & John Barnes

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the UK is not a racist country but more "must be done" in light of the Black Lives Matter protests. He defends the diversity of the government, even though the Cabinet contains no black members. Former footballer John Barnes says that structural racism needs more attention, instead of focusing on individual "racist incidents".

    • 46 min
    Too soon to ease lockdown? | Dominic Raab & Nicola Sturgeon

    Too soon to ease lockdown? | Dominic Raab & Nicola Sturgeon

    Sophy challenges Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on whether lockdown measures are being eased too soon in England. She also questions him about just how much he knew about Dominic Cummings’ 260 mile journey from London to Durham. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends the Scottish government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in care homes.

    • 41 min
    Cummings up: A resignation? | Grant Shapps & Steve Baker

    Cummings up: A resignation? | Grant Shapps & Steve Baker

    Sophy challenges Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on whether Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown rules he helped devise. Steve Baker becomes the first Conservative backbencher to call for Mr Cummings to resign.

    • 44 min

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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Sophie Ridge on Sunday

Sophie gets great guests and gives them all an equally nice grilling. Her commentary with Matt is humorous sometimes and intense others, rather engaging. Good job to you both.

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Excellent

This is a fantastic podcast. Balanced, fair but not afraid to shy away from hard questions. Sophie and Matt are fab together too. Very easy to listen to.

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