Sophy hands over Sunday baton | Tony Blair & Kemi Badenoch 
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
7M ago
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 i ..read more
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Yes to trees, not tree-huggers | Rachel Reeves and Victoria Atkins
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
8M ago
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 ..read more
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NHS strikes and the 'complicated' issue of teacher pay rises | Steve Barclay and Bridget Phillipson
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
8M ago
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 ..read more
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Inflation, interest, and independence | John Glen, Lisa Nandy, and Humza Yousaf
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
8M ago
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 co ..read more
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'Terrible': Ministers react to lockdown party video | Michael Gove and Anas Sarwar
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
8M ago
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 p ..read more
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'The world has moved on from Boris Johnson' | Grant Shapps, Guto Harri, and Pat McFadden
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
9M ago
After an explosive weekend, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as an MP, taking supporters Nadine Dorries and Nigel Adams with him in exiting the Commons, with whispers that more may follow. It's left his eventual successor, Rishi Sunak, with an almighty by-election-related headache, as Westminster rolls towards the summer break. Sir Keir Starmer says the country now needs a snap general election, with Mr Johnson's resignation overshadowing a major u-turn in Labour's £28bn flagship "green prosperity plan", and yet another MP being suspended from the Party, pending investigation ..read more
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Boris Johnson, small boats and unacceptable behaviour claims | Robert Jenrick and Jonathan Reynolds
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
9M ago
MPs return to parliament this week after recess amid some headache headlines for the government surrounding the COVID inquiry and Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages when he was prime minister. Meanwhile, immigration minister Robert Jenrick reckons many more migrant boats have been intercepted in the English Channel after "landmark deals" with France. On the Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast, hear interviews with Mr Jenrick and Labour's shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds, who's asked about the party's response to serious allegations involving Geraint Davies MP, who's been suspended under ..read more
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Suella Braverman’s speeding row | Thérèse Coffey and Andy Street
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
9M ago
As Home Secretary Suella Braverman faces criticism over claims she asked civil servants to help her avoid completing a driving awareness course alongside other motorists, the Prime Minister is under pressure to launch an investigation into accusations of impropriety in his government. On the Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast, hear Sophy's interviews with Environment minister Thérèse Coffey, Conservative Mayor for the West Midlands, Andy Street. Plus, Sophy is joined by Sky's political correspondent Liz Bates and programme editor Scott Beasley to analyse those interviews ..read more
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Local election results, Brexit and nurses' pay | Grant Shapps, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Jordan Reynolds  
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
10M ago
The fallout from local election results, where the Conservatives lost more than 1,000 councillors and 49 councils, is hitting home for the Tories as Rishi Sunak faces criticism from his own party. Plus, Brexit is back. Energy Secretary Grant Shapps says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wants to "re-open" the Brexit settlement while Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Sophy Ridge that Brexit stopped the Ukraine invasion from succeeding. On the Sophy Ridge On Sunday podcast, hear Sophy's interviews with Jacob Rees-Mogg, Grant Shapps, as well as shadow business secretary Jordan Reynolds. Plus ..read more
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Local elections and policing coronation protests | Wes Streeting, Lucy Frazer and Daisy Cooper
Sophy Ridge on Sunday
by Sky News
10M ago
The Tories suffering a “hammering” in the local elections, losing more than 1,000 councillors and 49 councils. Sky News analysis also suggested Labour would become the largest party in Westminster in a general election - but short of an overall majority. And Saturday’s coronation has prompted questions over the police response to the anti-monarchy protests following arrests. On the Sophy Ridge on Sunday podcast, hear Sophy’s interviews with the Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting, the Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer and Lib Dem Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper. Joining Sophy on the podcast this w ..read more
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