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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

'More runners than the Grand National' - The Conservative leadership race

5/19/2019
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Could the race to succeed Theresa May have more runners than the Grand National? Sophy asks Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood if they will run, and analyses the state of the race.

Duration:00:29:36

Tony Blair & Sian Berry: Climate change and (political) earthquakes

5/12/2019
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With the European elections coming up Sophy asks former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair if he can still vote for the party. Plus Green Party co-leader Sian Berry explains why the Greens are on the rise.

Duration:00:39:14

Local elections and leadership pitches

5/5/2019
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It's not often you get straight answers about MPs' leadership ambitions, but Rory Stewart broke the mould on this week's #Ridge. Listen to his interview with Sophy, her chats with Jonathan Ashworth and Nigel Farage, and exclusive analysis about the local elections and what next for Brexit.

Duration:00:39:28

It's not all about Brexit: Climate emergency and election challenges

4/28/2019
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Sophy interviews shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey about Labour's demand for radical action on the environment, while the Conservative deputy chair Helen Whateley assesses her party's chances in this week's local elections. Political reporter Rob Powell is on hand with the analysis.

Duration:00:35:04

Life beyond Brexit with guests Iain Duncan Smith and Anna Soubry

4/14/2019
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Sophy is joined by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith and The Independent Group's Anna Soubry to get their (somewhat different) takes on the latest delay to leaving the EU. Plus, with the time pressure around Brexit easing off, Sophy talks about another issue - the case of Julian Assange - in a rare interview with his lawyer.

Duration:00:42:25

PODCAST LIVE! 'No one knows what happens next on Brexit'

4/8/2019
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Sophy and Matt Lavender discuss the current state of politics - and its future - with the Labour MP Lisa Nandy and the Conservative Johnny Mercer at the Podcast Live event in London. The show was recorded in front of a live audience.

Duration:00:59:09

Third time's a charm? Maybe not...

3/31/2019
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After another defeat for Theresa May's deal in Parliament and with MPs unable to agree on a way forward, Sophy talks to Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and James Cleverly - the Conservative Party Deputy Chairman - about what happens next. Plus, could an election be on the cards?

Duration:00:38:55

A second chance for a second referendum?

3/24/2019
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With the Prime Minister's future hanging by a thread, Sophy speaks to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, who also has some interesting things to say on a second referendum. Plus Hilary Benn - the Chair of the Brexit Select Committee - explains how MPs will try to take control next week.

Duration:00:40:52

Jeremy Corbyn's "enthusiasm" for a second referendum

3/17/2019
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Is Jeremy Corbyn enthusiastic for a second Brexit referendum? And are government ministers still bound by collective responsibility? Sophy speaks to the Labour leader, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and former Cabinet minister Esther McVey to find out.

Duration:00:39:08

Sir Keir Starmer & Dominic Raab

3/10/2019
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Ahead of a major week of Brexit votes, Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab outline their positions and predictions. Plus Sophy has some exciting news.

Duration:00:35:13

John McDonnell, Caroline Flint & Rory Stewart

3/3/2019
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After Labour shifted its position to back a second referendum, Sophy speaks to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Labour MP Caroline Flint. Plus Justice Minister Rory Stewart explains whether the government will support a delay to Brexit if its deal is defeated.

Duration:00:39:07

Chuka Umunna & Barry Gardiner

2/24/2019
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After he quit the Labour Party to join The Independent Group, Chuka Umunna explains his decision to Sophy. Plus Barry Gardiner, his former colleague and Shadow International Trade Secretary, lays out where he thinks the Labour Party should go now.

Duration:00:38:59

Chris Heaton-Harris and Lord Dannatt

2/17/2019
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As the UK debates whether it should take back Islamic State fighters and jihadi brides, Sophy gets the opinion of former head of the British Army Lord Dannatt, and Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris is in the studio to discuss whether the government’s wasting its time trying to get concessions on its EU withdrawal deal.

Duration:00:33:24

Tony Blair, Jonathan Ashworth & Liz Truss

2/10/2019
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In a wide-ranging edition, Sophy talks to former Prime Minister Tony Blair about Brexit, peace in Northern Ireland, and anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Plus Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and Chief Secretary Liz Truss chat about social media and mansplaining.

Duration:00:40:49

Dr Liam Fox & Minette Batters

2/3/2019
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What does the Government do now? Is there any hope for its Brexit deal? Sophy quizzes International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Plus Minette Batters, the president of the National Farmers' Union, explains what no deal would mean for her sector.

Duration:00:31:14

Damian Hinds & Angela Rayner

1/27/2019
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Will Britain leave the EU on 29 March? Sophy talks to Education Secretary Damian Hinds to find out. Plus Labour's Angela Rayner outlines her views on a second referendum, and explains why her party is prioritising scrapping university tuition fees.

Duration:00:34:45

Dominic Raab, Nicky Morgan & David Lammy

1/20/2019
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What should the Prime Minister do after her Brexit deal was rejected by an historic margin? Sophy talks to three MPs with different ideas - former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Conservative Nicky Morgan, and Labour's David Lammy - to try to find out.

Duration:00:41:39

Chris Grayling & Rebecca Long-Bailey

1/15/2019
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With the big vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal due on Tuesday and the government looking set for defeat, Sophy talks to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about what comes next. Plus Rebecca Long-Bailey explains whether Labour will call a no confidence vote in the government if the deal is voted down.

Duration:00:32:04

Matt Hancock & Barry Gardiner

1/6/2019
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Sophy is joined by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who lays out the government's new 10-year plan for the NHS. Plus Barry Gardiner, Labour's Shadow International Trade Secretary, explains how his party would do Brexit differently. #Ridge

Duration:00:35:40

Nicola Sturgeon & Damian Hinds

12/16/2018
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After the Prime Minister pulled the vote on her Brexit deal and faced an attempt to oust her from within her own party, Sophy speaks to Education Secretary Damian Hinds. Plus, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon explains why a second referendum on Brexit may have to be accompanied by another vote on independence. #Ridge

Duration:00:36:33