Beth Rigby Interviews...
Beth Rigby Interviews...
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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. Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Paul Stanworth - editor Annie 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com Rosie Gillott – podcast producer Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky News' Beth Rigby with an exclusive interview with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran for 6 years until March 2022, on spying charges which she has always denied. After the protests in Iran which followed the death of 22yo Mahsa Amini, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe says the world "cannot turn a blind eye" and the UK government "must act" over human rights abuses. Email the podcast: email@example.com
Our politics editor Beth Rigby and producer Mollie Malone explore the big political stories of the week including government U-turns and Liz Truss's speech to her party conference. Plus, Beth speaks to businessman and former-Conservative party donor Gareth Quarry. He recently defected to Labour, saying leader Keir Starmer and his team "were sensible people who have got their feet on the ground" while Liz Truss and her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were practicing "GCSE economics". You can email with your comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a bonus edition of the podcast, Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby speaks to Liz Truss ahead of her first conference speech as Conservative Party leader. The Prime Minister says she had “absolutely no shame” in doing a U-turn on the plan to scrap the 45p higher rate of tax. She also said that a decision will be made in “due course” on whether to increase benefits in line with inflation. You can email the podcast with your comments: email@example.com.
Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby is back with a new series of the podcast – bringing you big interviews and looking back on the week’s politics. Beth and producer Mollie Malone are at the Labour party conference – discussing Sir Keir Starmer’s speech, the financial crisis and the pressure building on new prime minister Liz Truss. Plus, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson joins to talk about grassroots football, the cost of living crisis - and Jurgen Klopp and Gareth Southgate And your emails too – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby's looking at the final two candidates for the Conservative party leadership on her last podcast before a summer break. As well as assessing the chances for Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, she sits down with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to discuss his image, being investigated for a potential lockdown breach and what a new prime minister could mean for his party. Plus, producer Mollie Malone is back to go through your messages.
On this episode, Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby has an exclusive interview with Conservative leadership candidate, and contender to be prime minister, Penny Mordaunt. The trade minister and former defence secretary said that she is running "a positive campaign" and warned her rivals about "doing each other down". Ms Mordaunt also speaks about her stance on the cost of living crisis, defence spending, and trans rights.
There’s no interview this time so, at the end of the day Boris Johnson said he’s quitting, Sky News’ Political Editor Beth Rigby and producer Mollie Malone sat down on the Downing Street pavement to assess what just happened. They also talk about his legacy and run through the people who might follow him as PM. Plus, news on which politicians showed at the Spectator’s summer party and a live TV breaking news hair disaster.
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