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Sophy Ridge on Sunday

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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.

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Sophy Ridge on Sunday

Latest release on Jan 17, 2021

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Updated by OwlTail 10 days ago

Rank #1: Sir Vince Cable, Owen Smith, David Lammy & George Eustice

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Sophy talks to Sir Vince Cable about his plans for the Liberal Democrats and gives her analysis, as well as speaking to Owen Smith about Brexit and the Labour Party.

She also chats to Environment Minister George Eustice about austerity and fishing, and visits the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham where she talks to residents and local MP David Lammy.

Jul 02 2017

29mins

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Rank #2: John McDonnell, Caroline Flint & Rory Stewart

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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.

Mar 03 2019

39mins

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Rank #3: Jon Trickett, Jess Phillips & Nus Ghani

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As Labour announce plans to shift power and wealth away from London, Sophy travels to Doncaster to talk to Shadow Cabinet member Jon Trickett. And a year on from first speaking to them, she chats to Labour's Jess Phillips and Conservative Nus Ghani about being a woman in Westminster. #Ridge

May 13 2018

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Rank #4: Dr Liam Fox & Minette Batters

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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.

Feb 03 2019

31mins

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Rank #5: The case for and against Boris Johnson | Nicola Sturgeon and Rishi Sunak

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Boris Johnson's leadership campaign has been derailed by an apparent row with his partner at home. But how much of an impact will it have on his battle for Number Ten and does he have the character and ideas to defeat Jeremy Hunt? Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Johnson-backing Conservative MP Rishi Sunak have their say.

Jun 23 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Matt Hancock & Barry Gardiner

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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

Jan 06 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: Esther McVey, Dominic Raab, Hilary Benn & Dominic Grieve

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What is going to happen with Brexit this week? Sophy tries to get to the bottom of it with former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and - in her first TV interview since resigning from the Cabinet - former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey. Plus Dominic Grieve discusses a possible split in the Conservative Party, and Hilary Benn explains why he might be helping the Prime Minister out. #Ridge

Dec 09 2018

39mins

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Rank #8: Third time's a charm? Maybe not...

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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?

Mar 31 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: Local elections and leadership pitches

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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.

May 05 2019

39mins

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Rank #10: Tory leadership battle: Esther McVey, John McDonnell, Justine Greening and Damian Green.

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With Theresa May stepping down, the Conservative leadership contest has started in earnest. Esther McVey is running but Justine Greening is not - Sophy talks to both of them to understand their reasoning.

Theresa May's longtime friend and former deputy Damian Green tells us who he is backing. Plus John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, explains how Labour sees it all.

May 26 2019

43mins

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Rank #11: Theresa May & Jeremy Corbyn

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In a special edition Sophy dissects an incredible week in politics with not just one major party leader, but two. She asks Prime Minister Theresa May about her Brexit deal and her chances of survival, and quizzes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on his views of a second referendum. She also explains why she asked what she did, and what she made of the answers. #Ridge

Nov 18 2018

52mins

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Rank #12: PODCAST LIVE! 'No one knows what happens next on Brexit'

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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.

Apr 08 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: 'More runners than the Grand National' - The Conservative leadership race

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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.

May 19 2019

29mins

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Rank #14: A democratic outrage or business as usual? | David Gauke, John McDonnell & Alok Sharma

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After Boris Johnson asked the Queen to prorogue Parliament for a month in the run-up to Brexit, rebel Conservative MP David Gauke and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell explain how they will seek to stop no deal. International Development Secretary Alok Sharma, meanwhile, gives the case for the government.

Sep 01 2019

38mins

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Rank #15: John McDonnell & James Cleverly

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Niall looks ahead to the local elections and discusses immigration and anti-Semitism with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and the Conservative Party's Deputy Chair James Cleverly #Paterson

Apr 29 2018

29mins

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Rank #16: "Tin-pot dictators" and breaking the law | Dominic Raab & Shami Chakrabarti

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After an extraordinary week in Westminster, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab tells Sophy that the government will "test the limits" of a law passed by MPs to block a no deal Brexit. Labour's Shami Chakrabarti brands the Prime Minister a "tin-pot dictator" for threatening the move.

Sep 08 2019

43mins

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Rank #17: Making plans and influencing voters | Jeremy Corbyn & Rishi Sunak

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Sophy sits down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss Brexit, his plans for an election and - in his first major interview since a documentary about the issue - anti-Semitism in his party. She also talks to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak about preparing for no deal and whether Boris Johnson's spending plans add up.

Jul 28 2019

35mins

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Rank #18: It's not all about Brexit: Climate emergency and election challenges

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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.

Apr 28 2019

35mins

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Rank #19: Tony Blair & Sian Berry: Climate change and (political) earthquakes

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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.

May 12 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: Talks and Speakers | Stephen Barclay, Harriet Harman & Chuka Umunna

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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay explains to Sophy where the "landing zone" for a revised Brexit deal could be. Harriet Harman lays out why she wants to be the next Commons Speaker. Chuka Umunna defends the Liberal Democrats' decision to support revoking Article 50.

Sep 15 2019

37mins

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