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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.

    Reshuffle kerfuffle | Grant Shapps & Sir Keir Starmer

    Reshuffle kerfuffle | Grant Shapps & Sir Keir Starmer

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the Budget may not go ahead as planned after the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle saw the Chancellor resign. Plus Sir Keir Starmer defends the party's Brexit policy as he sets out his stall to be Labour leader.

    • 49 min
    John Bercow: Bully or bullied? | Dawn Butler & Robert Jenrick

    John Bercow: Bully or bullied? | Dawn Butler & Robert Jenrick

    Labour deputy leadership candidate Dawn Butler says that if Brexit is the reason the Conservatives have not nominated John Bercow for a peerage, then that amounts to bullying of the former Speaker. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says that Parliament is "a better place" without Mr Bercow. Plus Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on his compromise offer to the government on HS2.

    • 46 min
    Diverging views | Dominic Raab & Arlene Foster

    Diverging views | Dominic Raab & Arlene Foster

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab explains that the government will prioritise freeing the UK from EU rules in trade negotiations with Brussels. Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster says that these plans to diverge could lead to a further weakening of Northern Ireland's place in the union.

    • 38 min
    Lords a leaving? | James Cleverly & Jess Phillips

    Lords a leaving? | James Cleverly & Jess Phillips

    Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly says the government is considering moving the House of Lords out of London. He also expresses sympathy with Prince Harry and Meghan. Plus Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips has a pointed message for one of her rivals.

    • 44 min
    Long-Bailey's long-term plan | Rebecca Long-Bailey, Brandon Lewis & Clive Lewis

    Long-Bailey's long-term plan | Rebecca Long-Bailey, Brandon Lewis & Clive Lewis

    Rebecca Long-Bailey sets out her stall for the Labour leadership, pledging to abolish the House of Lords and leaving the door firmly open to a second Scottish independence referendum. Clive Lewis also makes his leadership pitch. Security Minister Brandon Lewis gives an update on the tensions in the Middle East.

    • 43 min
    Middle East headaches | Dominic Raab, Emily Thornberry & Lisa Nandy

    Middle East headaches | Dominic Raab, Emily Thornberry & Lisa Nandy

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refuses to endorse President Trump's decision to order the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry criticises the Prime Minister for remaining on holiday during the crisis. Thornberry and Lisa Nandy lay out their respective pitches to be the next Labour leader.

    • 48 min

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