Sophy Ridge on Sunday

Sophy Ridge on Sunday

Sky News’ Sophy Ridge analyses the best of her agenda-setting political interviews. Every Sunday, Sophy examines how decisions made in Westminster affect all our lives around the country. This podcast features the best of her interviews, with analysis from Sophy, and her team.

Episodes

November 27, 2022 47 min
Sophy Ridge with some of the week's biggest political interviews – plus, analysis of what her guests have had to say.

This week she interviews Transport Secretary Mark Harper who is quizzed on strikes – who says inflation matching pay-rises for public sector workers are unaffordable.

Shadow housing secretary Lisa Nandy also talks strikes – as well as hitting out at the government’s "back of a fag packet" immigration pol...
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Sophy Ridge with some of the week's biggest political interviews – plus, analysis of what her guests have had to say.

Sophy speaks to Health Secretary Steve Barclay about the planned strike by nurses and winter pressures on the NHS. Mr Barclay says demands from the Royal College of Nursing for an above-inflation pay rise are "unreasonable".

Shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth calls for more talks about t...
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt promises "we’re all going to be paying a bit more tax" ahead of his autumn statement but promises his budget statement "won’t just be bad news".

On this episode Sophy is joined by the Daily Telegraph's associate editor Christopher Hope to examine her interview with Mr Hunt as well as former minister and Liz Truss-backer Simon Clarke, who urged the government to focus on spending cuts rath...
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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, on the economy, threat of strikes and new Cabinet Office minister Sir Gavin Williamson facing bullying claims.

Plus, Labour MP Paul Blomfield talks about his decade-long campaign for a change in the law to allow assisted dying, after his 87-year-old father Harry took his own life following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

We also hear from Dr Mark Pickering, from the organisation ...
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Levelling Up Secretary, Michael Gove, has apologised for the Tories installing Liz Truss as leader. "We made a mistake. We took the wrong turn," he tells Sophy Ridge.

Also, Labour's shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says it is "irresponsible" to have a home secretary in Suella Braverman who "isn't trusted by the security service," and Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun on how she talks to her son about the ...
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Liz Truss is out of Number 10 – and by next Sunday, we’ll have a completely new Prime Minister in her place. Will Rishi Sunak head back to Downing Street? Does Penny Mordaunt have a shot instead? And will Boris Johnson decide, three months after resigning, to try to get his old job back?

On this episode, Sophy is joined by our political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley to look over the interviews with a supporter o...
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Conservative MP Robert Halfon tells Sophy Ridge that some in the Conservative Party have looked like "libertarian jihadists" over the past few weeks and have treated the country "like laboratory mice"

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Griffith, says that Liz Truss still has the support of her government despite the economic turmoil.

Sophy is joined by Sky News' political correspondent Rob Powell and ...
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After a bruising few weeks for Liz Truss, and warnings that Britain may face blackouts this winter, Trevor Phillips steps in for this week's Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast.

On this episode, Trevor is joined by Sky News' political correspondent Rob Powell, to examine his interviews with Cabinet Office Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP, and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jonathan Ashworth.

Plus, we hear from the SNP's Angus Robe...
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The Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast comes from Birmingham this week, where the Conservative's party conference is taking place.



On this episode, Sophy is joined by our political correspondent Liz Bates and producer Scott Beasley as they discuss the continued fallout from the government’s fiscal event as well as today's interviews - featuring Conservative Party Chairman Jake Berry on attending a drinks reception with the Cha...
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The Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast comes from Liverpool this week, where Labour’s party conference is taking place.

On this episode, Sophy is joined by our political correspondent Liz Bates as they discuss reaction to the Tories’ mini-budget from new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and fears over potential general strike action as well as today’s interviews – featuring Labour's Energy and Climate Change Secretary and former party le...
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Sophy Ridge is back after the summer recess to a busy week in politics, interviewing Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, former chancellor Philip Hammond, and former adviser to Boris Johnson Lord Edward Lister.

The day before a new prime minister is chosen by Conservative party members, Sophy is joined by Sky’s political correspondent Amanda Akass and producer Scott Beasley to discuss the fractures in the Tory party, and anal...
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Tory leadership debates got underway this week, as the race to become the next prime minister sees five candidates battle it out – Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Penny Mordaunt, Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat.

Sophy Ridge is joined by Sky’s political correspondent Rob Powell and editor Toby Sculthorp as they discuss interviews with those backing three of the hopefuls looking for the keys to Number 10.

Also, a reminder that on Sky News t...
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Interviews with three Conservative leadership hopefuls: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Sophy and team on discussions of tax and spending plans from three of those hoping to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributors: Scott Beasley & Toby Sculthorp
Producer: Scott Beasley
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Interviews with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and RMT union General Secretary Mick Lynch. This week we’re focusing on the nationwide train strikes that will see mass disruption as railway workers walkout to demand big pay rises given the cost of living crisis.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributors: Scott Beasley & Toby Sculthorp
Producer: Scott Beasley
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Interviews with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, RMT trade union general secretary Mick Lynch and Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik. There are discussions about the Prime Minister’s future following the Sue Gray report, the potential for a nationwide rail strike and an extremely powerful account of what has happened to Ukraine and its people.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributors: Rob Powell and Scott Beasley
Producer: Scott Beasley
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Interviews with Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi and Ukrainian MP Lisa Yasko. Sophy and Scott talk through discussions over Sue Gray’s Partygate report, the cost of living crisis and a very powerful account of the situation in Ukraine.


Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributor: Scott Beasley
Producer: Scott Beasley
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Interviews with Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, Shadow Climate Change Secretary & former Labour leader Ed Miliband and Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. Sophy and Scott talk through discussions over the Northern Ireland Protocol and the cost of living crisis - all with the backdrop of Ukraine winning Eurovision.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributor: Scott Beasley
Producer: Scott Beasley
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May 8, 2022 41 min
Post-election interviews with Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, Labour’s Lisa Nandy and Lib Dem Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper. There are discussions of local elections across Great Britain plus the historic result in Northern Ireland where Sinn Fein topped the polls – and the possibility of the Lib Dems in coalition.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributor: Scott Beasley
Producer: Scott Beasley
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A pre-election special featuring interviews with Labour leader Keir Starmer, First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. There's discussions of sexual misconduct at Westminster, the cost of living crisis and independence for Scotland.

Host: Sophy Ridge
Contributor: Scott Beasley
Producer: Scott Beasley
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The Conservative MP, who came out as trans, talks exclusively to Sky’s Sophy Ridge about the start of his transition process. Jamie Wallis, who represents Bridgend, also discusses the support he's had and admits the process ahead will be 'challenging and difficult.' He also speaks about his experiences of rape and blackmail.

Presenter: Sophy Ridge
Producer: Scott Beasley
Podcast producer: Paul Stanworth
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