Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • Sunbathing sadness | Matt Hancock  Alan Johnson

    Sunbathing sadness | Matt Hancock & Alan Johnson

    05/04/2020 Duración: 43min

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that sunbathing is against the social distancing rules the government has brought in to tackle coronavirus. He also gives an update on the Prime Minister's health. Former Health Secretary Alan Johnson says he is "absolutely amazed" the government was not better prepared for the pandemic. And he gives a blunt assessment of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

  • Testing times | Michael Gove, Tony Blair  Rosena Allin-Khan

    Testing times | Michael Gove, Tony Blair & Rosena Allin-Khan

    29/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    Michael Gove says the UK is now testing 10,000 people a day for coronavirus. But he refuses to be drawn on when lockdown measures are likely to be lifted. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for testing of almost the entire UK population. Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan makes the same plea on testing, just after finishing a night shift in A&E.

  • Clarity on coronavirus | Robert Jenrick  Jeremy Corbyn

    Clarity on coronavirus | Robert Jenrick & Jeremy Corbyn

    22/03/2020 Duración: 46min

    Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick tells Sophy that the government will act to enforce social distancing measures to tackle coronavirus if people refuse to cooperate with official advice. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says that the government needs to go further in its response to the virus outbreak. He also says which Shadow Cabinet job he would fancy under his successor.

  • Budgets, bravery and leadership bids | Rishi Sunak, Rosie Duffield  Layla Moran

    Budgets, bravery and leadership bids | Rishi Sunak, Rosie Duffield & Layla Moran

    08/03/2020 Duración: 48min

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak says that he will give the NHS "whatever it needs" to deal with coronavirus. He also outlines plans to move a fifth of Treasury workers to the north of England. Labour MP Rosie Duffield speaks powerfully about her experience of domestic abuse. Layla Moran announces she will run to be the next Lib Dem leader.

  • Containing coronavirus | Matt Hancock  John McDonnell

    Containing coronavirus | Matt Hancock & John McDonnell

    01/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock explains the measures the government may be forced to take to tackle coronavirus. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on the Labour leadership race and whether Keir Starmer is a "Corbynite".

  • BONUS: Labour leadership debate special

    BONUS: Labour leadership debate special

    28/02/2020 Duración: 47min

    In this bonus episode, listen to the best bits of the Sky News Labour leadership debate between Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long Bailey in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire. Sophy is joined by Matt Lavender and Kate McCann for post-debate analysis.

  • Flood on his hands? | George Eustice, Diane Abbott  Lisa Nandy

    Flood on his hands? | George Eustice, Diane Abbott & Lisa Nandy

    23/02/2020 Duración: 49min

    Environment Secretary George Eustice defends the Prime Minister's absence in light of the widespread flooding across the UK. Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott questions the loyalty of Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy. Nandy herself clarifies her position on trans rights.

  • Reshuffle kerfuffle | Grant Shapps  Sir Keir Starmer

    Reshuffle kerfuffle | Grant Shapps & Sir Keir Starmer

    16/02/2020 Duración: 49min

    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.

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

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

    09/02/2020 Duración: 46min

    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.

  • Diverging views | Dominic Raab  Arlene Foster

    Diverging views | Dominic Raab & Arlene Foster

    02/02/2020 Duración: 38min

    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.

  • Lords a leaving? | James Cleverly  Jess Phillips

    Lords a leaving? | James Cleverly & Jess Phillips

    19/01/2020 Duración: 44min

    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.

  • Long-Baileys long-term plan | Rebecca Long-Bailey, Brandon Lewis  Clive Lewis

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

    12/01/2020 Duración: 43min

    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.

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

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

    05/01/2020 Duración: 48min

    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.

  • Election fallout | Michael Gove, Caroline Flint, Richard Burgon  Ian Blackford

    Election fallout | Michael Gove, Caroline Flint, Richard Burgon & Ian Blackford

    15/12/2019 Duración: 46min

    Caroline Flint gives a damning assessment of the state of the Labour Party in the wake of the general election result. Richard Burgon defends Jeremy Corbyn. Michael Gove and Ian Blackford give a taster of the argument to come between the UK and Scottish governments over a second independence referendum.

  • Making your mind up | Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson, Nigel Farage  Jon Ashworth

    Making your mind up | Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson, Nigel Farage & Jon Ashworth

    08/12/2019 Duración: 01h28s

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells Sophy there will be no checks on goods travelling between Britain and Northern Ireland under his Brexit deal. He also lays out more detail about his immigration plans and admits that only 31,000 of the 50,000 more nurses he wants will be "new". Jon Ashworth says he personally supports free movement of people. Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage defend their respective tricky election campaigns.

  • Reacting to terror | Jeremy Corbyn  Dominic Raab

    Reacting to terror | Jeremy Corbyn & Dominic Raab

    01/12/2019 Duración: 50min

    Jeremy Corbyn tells Sophy that convicted terrorists should "not necessarily" have to serve their full prison sentence. He also calls for the Royal Family to be reduced in "size". Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab lays out Conservative plans to lengthen sentences for terrorists.

  • The Battle for No 11 | Sajid Javid, John McDonnell  Nicola Sturgeon

    The Battle for No 11 | Sajid Javid, John McDonnell & Nicola Sturgeon

    24/11/2019 Duración: 44min

    Sajid Javid and John McDonnell describe their contrasting visions for the UK and its economy over the next five years. Nicola Sturgeon explains in detail her price for supporting a Jeremy Corbyn-led government.

  • An immigration nation? | Brandon Lewis  Jon Ashworth

    An immigration nation? | Brandon Lewis & Jon Ashworth

    17/11/2019 Duración: 33min

    Security Minister Brandon Lewis explains how the Conservatives plan to tighten immigration rules if they win the general election. Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth lays out his idea for free dental check-ups.

  • The numbers game | Kwasi Kwarteng  Nia Griffith

    The numbers game | Kwasi Kwarteng & Nia Griffith

    10/11/2019 Duración: 44min

    Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng defends the Conservatives' claim that a Labour government would cost the UK £1.2trillion - but won't say how much a Conservative government would spend. Nia Griffith, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, fails to confirm that Jeremy Corbyn would ever use nuclear weapons as Prime Minister.

  • And theyre off! | Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    And they're off! | Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    03/11/2019 Duración: 32min

    In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells Sophy why voters can still trust him despite breaking his October 31st Brexit pledge. He also explains why Donald Trump is wrong and says a second Scottish independence referendum won't happen on his watch. Sophy also asks him about the naughtiest thing he has ever done.

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