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Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby with a podcast that analyses the week's politics stories and interviews big political names. But also makes time for people from all walks of life - from decision makers to those with interesting stories to tell.
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby and guests analyse the week’s big stories – how Home Secretary Suella Braverman handled a speeding offence and net migration figures hitting a new high.Nigel Farage tells Beth the Tories have 'betrayed' Brexit and should accept worker shortages to cut immigration. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says a "points-based system is the right approach following Brexit". Daily Mirror political editor John Stevens, and Caroline Wheeler, political editor at the Sunday Times, look at the other big stories. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.Audio credit: ITV This Morning
Beth Rigby Interviews.... Rishi Sunak
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby is in Japan this week as the leaders of the G7 nations meet in Hiroshima to discuss the war in Ukraine. She sits down with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to ask about new sanctions being placed on Russia, as well as questioning him on his party’s stance on immigration and his reaction to Conservative losses at the local election. Plus, Beth is joined by producer Mollie Malone to talk about what else the G7 leaders have been discussing in Japan. Email email@example.com to get in touch.
Beth Rigby Interviews... Keir Starmer and Russian journalist turned dissident Marina Ovsyannikova
As the fall-out from the local elections continues, Keir Starmer refuses to rule out going into coalition with the Liberal Democrats. The Labour leader tells Sky's political editor Beth Rigby that the local elections were a success for his party despite projections showing they would not win an outright majority at the next general election. Beth also travelled to Paris this week to sit down with former Russian state TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova to discuss her decision to protest on live TV against the invasion of Ukraine, and how she believes Putin can be stopped. Plus, Beth and her producer Mollie Malone reflect on some of the week's other big stories. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth
Lord Simon McDonald was permanent under-secretary at the Foreign Office during Dominic Raab’s time there. He’s told Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby he thinks the former deputy prime minister, who resigned from Government after a report upheld two bullying claims against him, should apologise for his behaviour.On the podcast this week, Beth also talks football, as she is joined by Aston Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow with the future of the Premier League and a new government regulator for football among topics discussed. Plus, Beth and her producer Mollie reflect on some of the week’s other big stories following the Diane Abbott racism row. Email email@example.com Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
Beth Rigby Interviews... Hillary Clinton
The former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby about the war in Ukraine, next year’s US presidential election and the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.Mrs Clinton says that the age of the "showman" is over as she put support behind President Joe Biden. She praised the President's work on Ukraine and she reiterated the importance of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland on its 25th anniversary.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On this week's podcast, Sky's political editor Beth Rigby is joined by the shadow foreign secretary David Lammy. Other discussion topics include MPs' second jobs, Ukraine and migration.Plus, Beth is joined by her producer Mollie Malone as they talk about some of the week’s other big talking points including the election of Humza Yousaf as SNP leader and Scottish First Minister. Email email@example.com Annie Joyce - senior podcast producerPaul Stanworth - editor
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is joined by Katy Balls, political editor at The Spectator and Sir Craig Oliver, former director of communications at Number 10 (2011-2016) as they discuss former prime minister Boris Johnson's performance in front of the privileges committee, the current PM Rishi Sunak's tax returns and Nicola Sturgeon's legacy.We also hear Beth’s interview with Scotland’s out-going first minister and SNP leader. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Paul Stanworth – editor
The budget, TikTok, Gary Lineker - and guest Liam Neeson
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is joined by Caroline Wheeler, political editor at the Sunday Times and John Stevens, political editor at The Mirror to dissect Jeremy Hunt’s ‘back to work’ budget and react to the government’s ban on TikTok from government devices. Plus, Beth speaks to Hollywood actor, Liam Neeson about his 100th film, growing up in the troubles and the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Email email@example.com Click to subscribe to Beth Rigby Interviews… wherever you get your podcasts Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby interviews former SNP leader and Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond after a leadership race began last month for Nicola Sturgeon’s replacement. Beth asks about his relationship with the woman who succeeded him in the top job, her legacy and the candidates looking to take the party forward into the next election. Plus, Beth is joined by her producer Mollie Malone as they discuss the week’s big talking points – including the Windsor Framework deal struck between the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the European Union. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Dave Terris - editor
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby interviews Shaun Pinner – a British national captured by Russian forces whilst fighting alongside Ukranian troops. He was one of five Britons released as part of a prisoner swap last September. He discusses his experiences – from being on the battlefield and watching his Ukrainian home city of Mariupol flattened, to his treatment in detention and the sham trial that followed. The former soldier also called on Britain to give Ukraine the fighter jets requested by President Zelenskyy. Plus, from 41 mins 30 in, Beth and producer Mollie Malone discuss what’s been happening in politics – include a new vision for Labour laid out by Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak’s attempts to for a change on the Northern Ireland protocol. Email email@example.com
Beth Rigby on Raab and Zahawi. Plus, guest Mike Pompeo
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby sits down with Mike Pompeo, United States secretary of state during President Trump’s administration, and a former CIA director – the first person to have held both positions. He says President Xi of China is a bigger threat to the world than Russia’s Vladimir Putin – and accuses President Biden of weakness and allowing the war in Ukraine to happen. Plus, producer Mollie Malone joins to debrief on the political stories from the UK this week, including accusations against Deputy PM Dominic Raab and Conservative chairman Nadhim Zahawi’s sacking, as well as answering more listener emails.You can email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sky News political editor Beth Rigby on how the Prime Minister has reacted to Conservative chair Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs – including how Rishi Sunak’s language at PMQs might suggest a growing divide between the men. Plus, her assessment of Labour’s reaction to the investigation by his independent ethics advisor – and how Keir Starmer might be trying to capitalise. Her guest is Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who says it’s “disappointing” that politicians haven’t resolved challenges facing the social care sector. He also talks about the Church of England’s reaction to same-sex marriage and his role in the Coronation. Plus, producer Mollie Malone joins for emails from listeners on the problems in the NHS Email email@example.com
What's Boris Johnson doing? And guest Lord Winston
Sky's political editor Beth Rigby speaks to the Labour peer, professor, doctor and scientist Robert Winston about what he thinks needs to change to save the NHS, and his own experience with the health service following his wife's death in 2021. Plus, Beth and producer Mollie Malone reflect on the big political stories of the week including Boris Johnson's trip to Davos and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's resignation. Email the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org.Paul Stanworth - editorAnnie Joyce - senior podcast producer
It's been a busy first week of politics in 2023, with public sector strikes and healthcare on the agenda. Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby sits down with Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner to discuss the crisis in the NHS, how her party plans to win over voters, and her political journey. Plus, Beth and producer Mollie Malone talk over the big politics stories of the week.Email the podcast at email@example.com.
Beth Rigby Interviews... Sajid Javid
In an exclusive interview, Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby speaks to the former health secretary and Chancellor Sajid Javid. They discuss his time in office as he prepares to stand down at the next General Election and the Conservative party’s future. Beth and producer Mollie Malone also reflect on how we’ll look back on politics in 2022 - the big shocks, OMG moments and more. Plus, the last listener emails for this year. Email the podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org Rosie Gillott – podcast producer Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
Beth Rigby Interviews.... Wendy Sherman
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby speaks to the US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman about what an end to war in Russia could be like, the ‘special relationship’ and a possible Presidential visit to Northern Ireland for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next year. Beth and producer Mollie Malone also discuss their trip to Leeds to see Sir Keir Starmer launching Labour’s version of levelling up, and maybe also his bid to be the next prime minister. Plus, more listeners letters Email the podcast at email@example.com
Beth Rigby Interviews... Jeremy Hunt
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby speaks to the Chancellor about picking up from Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget, the cost-of-living crisis and the impact of Brexit on the UK economy. On leaving the EU, Mr Hunt says that he 'does not accept that Brexit is the cause of the big economic difficulties we face'. Email the podcast firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Rigby Interviews... Lord McDonald
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby speaks to the former civil servant whose outspoken criticism of Boris Johnson marked the beginning of the end of his premiership. Plus, Beth gives her take on the resignation of cabinet minister Gavin Williamson and the US midterms. And producer Mollie Malone is with Beth too to read more of your emails: email@example.com
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby sits down with Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to discuss long-overdue renovations to the Palace of Westminster, and his plans to tackle sexual abuse and bullying in Parliament. Plus, Beth's take on a busy week for Home Secretary Suella Braverman and former health secretary Matt Hancock's decision to join I'm A Celeb! And producer Mollie Malone joins Beth too to read more of your emails – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby on the week for Liz Truss and the Conservative Party: “the mood is terrible, it’s as bad as the dying days of Johnson.” She’s joined by former home secretary Priti Patel who says “market forces” could mean a government U-turn on corporation tax becomes unavoidable. In a wide-ranging interview, she also discusses how the Metropolitan Police handled the Sarah Everard investigation.Producer Mollie Malone joins Beth too to read more of your emails – email@example.com