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Sky News’ Sophy Ridge with her agenda-setting political interviews - and analysis of what the guests have had to say.

Every week, Sophy speaks to the biggest names in politics and then invites correspondents and commentators into her studio to debrief on the main stories.

Sophy Ridge On Sunday Sky News

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    • 3.9 • 141 Ratings

Sky News’ Sophy Ridge with her agenda-setting political interviews - and analysis of what the guests have had to say.

Every week, Sophy speaks to the biggest names in politics and then invites correspondents and commentators into her studio to debrief on the main stories.

    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Today, something different – we're bringing you the trailer of an exciting new podcast from Sky called Electoral Dysfunction.

    Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson.

    With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.

    Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. 

    With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.

    Here's the trailer. For more, follow Electoral Dysfunction now wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 14 min
    Sophy hands over Sunday baton | Tony Blair & Kemi Badenoch 

    Sophy hands over Sunday baton | Tony Blair & Kemi Badenoch 

    It's Sophy Ridge's final time presenting Sophy Ridge on Sunday, but she doesn't go quietly.

    On this week's episode she interviews former Prime Minister Tony Blair and business secretary Kemi Badenoch who is in New Zealand negotiating Britain's biggest trade deal since Brexit.

    Plus, in the studio is programme editor Scott Beasley, political correspondent Sam Coates, as well as Sophy's successor, Trevor Phillips.

    They discuss the political interviews this week, the highlights of Sophy's interviews during the past six years, the impact of the podcast, and what is to come in Trevor's new show in September.

    • 58 min
    Yes to trees, not tree-huggers | Rachel Reeves and Victoria Atkins

    Yes to trees, not tree-huggers | Rachel Reeves and Victoria Atkins

    She could be the most powerful woman in Britain if the election goes her way. Joining Sophy on the podcast is the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, who explains more about her vision for Britain, and why she’s not a big fan of Just Stop Oil.

    For the Government, financial secretary to the Treasury, Victoria Atkins, defends the Prime Minister’s aim of halving inflation, and answers Sophy’s questions about a mural for child asylum seekers that was painted over by the Home Office because it was deemed too welcoming.

    Joined by Sky’s political correspondent Liz Bates, and show editor Scott Beasley, Sophy analyses those interviews and sets up the upcoming week in politics.

    Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Editor: Paul Stanworth

    • 46 min
    NHS strikes and the 'complicated' issue of teacher pay rises | Steve Barclay and Bridget Phillipson

    NHS strikes and the 'complicated' issue of teacher pay rises | Steve Barclay and Bridget Phillipson

    Host Sophy Ridge interviews Health Secretary Steve Barclay, who has criticised junior doctors, accusing them of "walking away" from talks over pay and conditions.

    For teachers, Labour's shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson tells Sophy that giving teachers a pay rise is a "complicated issue".

    Joined by Claire Ellicott, deputy political editor of the Mail On Sunday, and show editor Scott Beasley, Sophy analyses those interviews and sets us up for the upcoming week in politics.

    Producer: Soila Apparicio

    • 35 min
    Inflation, interest, and independence | John Glen, Lisa Nandy, and Humza Yousaf

    Inflation, interest, and independence | John Glen, Lisa Nandy, and Humza Yousaf

    With the Bank of England trying to bring down inflation, interest is now at 5%, its highest rate since April 2008.

    The Government is now urging people to "hold their nerve", as Rishi Sunak put it. But Britian may be headed for another Summer of Discontent, with one Treasury minister unable to commit to a public sector pay rise live on Sky News.

    On this week's Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast, hear Trevor Phillips' interviews with the Conservatives' John Glenn, Labour's shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy, and the First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf.

    Plus, analysis from Trevor, the communications advisor Laura-Emily Dunn, and the show's editor, Scott Beasley.

    You can watch Trevor's new documentary, Windrush and Us, here.

    Producer - David Chipakupaku
    Editor - Dave Terris

    • 53 min
    'Terrible': Ministers react to lockdown party video | Michael Gove and Anas Sarwar

    'Terrible': Ministers react to lockdown party video | Michael Gove and Anas Sarwar

    Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has called a new leaked partygate video "terrible" - and says the fact the event went ahead is "indefensible".

    The footage appears to show Tory staff drinking, dancing and joking about "bending" COVID lockdown rules in December 2020.

    On this week's Sophy Ridge On Sunday podcast, hear Mr Gove's reaction to the clip - and the views of Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar.

    They also discuss the mortgage market, Scottish independence and the green transition.

    To analyse those interviews, Sophy is joined on the podcast by political correspondent Liz Bates and programme editor Scott Beasley.

    Plus, hear Sophy's exclusive broadcast interview with former Tesco boss John Allan, who was forced to step down over misconduct allegations. Speaking to Sky News, he insisted he was "completely innocent", but admitted making an "ill-judged remark".

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

WillyWonks66 ,

Deluded Gutti!

The country is much better off without Johnson the liar anywhere near high office, how Gutti just brushes his umpteen misdemeanours under the carpet is frankly deluded. Good riddance.

Rob Levine ,

MPs expenses

Keir Starmer says Parliament should decide what second jobs are ok - perfectly sensible.
David Lammy earns additional income all declared in line with the rules and Starmer’s indications about what would be ok.
Caulfield earns as a nurse.

… and Sky decides that this is the issue not that May has earned £2.5m, Johnson has earned >£1m since November and the vast majority of high earners are Conservatives.

Sky becoming a party political organisation?

StephenBrown30 ,

Best Sunday Politics Show

Sophy Ridge is the best political interviewer on broadcast IMO. She consistently asks good questions and uncovers policy without berating politicians with repetitive questions on areas they clearly won’t answer.
Sophy understands the interview format is not an interrogation which is clearly missed by contemporaries in her field.

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