Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral Dysfunction

By Sky News

Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson.

With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.

Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. 

With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.

Starting on Friday March 1st 2024.

Episodes

Electoral Dysfunction: How do you get politics and people to connect?

Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson. With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.Starting on Friday March 1st 2024.Email us: electoraldysfunction@sky.uk
06/02/24·1m 31s

Introducing Patient 11

Young mother and former GB youth swimmer, Alexis Quinn, agrees to enter NHS England psychiatric care following a family tragedy. She could never imagine that her three-day admission will turn into a three-year ordeal. Then undiagnosed with autism, and often the subject of 24-hour surveillance as well as long periods in solitary confinement, Alexis descends to the darkest reaches of locked-in, psychiatric care. There, she encounters the kind of threat she never could have imagined in a secure mental health hospital. In a bid to break free, Alexis plots a daring escape. Making it back to her daughter, however, will pit her against some of the most powerful institutions in the State, including the police.This series contains discussions about sexual assault.Narrated by Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Django, For Life). To hear all episodes now, follow Patient 11 on your favourite podcast player.
01/02/24·2m 7s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Iain Anderson

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is joined by Iain Anderson – the chair of LGBT rights charity Stonewall. They discuss issues including how trans and women's rights interact, culture wars and trans people in sport. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts at bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
21/07/23·30m 54s

NHS at 75 | Steve Barclay and Wes Streeting

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is joined by editor of the Health Service Journal, Alistair McLellan as the NHS turns 75. This week Beth has sat down with Health Secretary Steve Barclay and Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting to discuss how their respective parties intend to tackle the issues facing the NHS, from strikes to waiting times. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts at bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
07/07/23·39m 3s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Irvine Welsh

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is joined by Daily Mirror political editor John Stevens to analyse the week's big stories. From former Health Secretary Matt Hancock's appearance at the Covid Inquiry, the Court of Appeal ruling the government's plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda was unlawful and more fallout from the privileges committee report into Boris Johnson and partygate. Plus, Beth interviews Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts at bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
30/06/23·37m 10s

Rishi Sunak’s personal pledge to bring down inflation and David Furnish on his fight to eradicate AIDS

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby analyses the week's big stories - including the pressure piling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to get inflation under control. And speaks to filmmaker and chair of the Elton John AIDS foundation, David Furnish, about the work the foundation is doing in Ukraine, and the irony of Russian President, Vladimir Putin being an Elton John fan. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts on the week's stories at bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
23/06/23·38m 11s

Beth Rigby on Boris Johnson misleading parliament, plus an interview with Dame Wendy Hall

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby analyses the week's big stories - why former PM Boris Johnson has been accused by MPs of “deliberately” misleading parliament over partygate, and the consequences of his resignation for Rishi Sunak. She hears from Johnson-backer Jacob Rees-Mogg for his thoughts on the prospect of the former-PM having his parliament pass revoked. Plus, Beth interviews Dame Wendy Hall, a professor of computer science at the University of Southampton about Artificial Intelligence and how it might impact our lives. Beth is joined by politics producer Mollie Malone. Email Beth Rigby with your thoughts on the week’s stories at bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
16/06/23·34m 5s

Braverman speeding row, migration figures and guests Nigel Farage and Yvette Cooper

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.Audio credit: ITV This Morning
26/05/23·43m 26s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk to get in touch.
19/05/23·22m 43s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk to get in touch. Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth
12/05/23·42m 42s

Raab fallout with Lord Simon McDonald, plus Aston Villa’s Christian Purslow

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
28/04/23·32m 17s

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: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
21/04/23·15m 28s

Labour’s David Lammy, new Scottish First Minister and migration crisis

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Annie Joyce - senior podcast producerPaul Stanworth - editor
31/03/23·32m 33s

Boris Johnson 'on the BBQ’, Rishi Sunak’s tax return and Nicola Sturgeon’s legacy

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alex Edden – interviews producer Paul Stanworth – editor
24/03/23·38m 39s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Click to subscribe to Beth Rigby Interviews… wherever you get your podcasts Podcast producers: Rosie Gillott and Alex Edden Editor: Paul Stanworth
17/03/23·36m 54s

Alex Salmond on the SNP’s future, plus Windsor Framework not yet a ‘slam dunk’

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Dave Terris - editor
03/03/23·33m 47s

Starmer’s mission, Sunak’s protocol plan and the Briton captured by Russian forces

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
24/02/23·53m 7s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
03/02/23·37m 39s

Rishi Sunak’s reaction to Nadhim Zahawi… And guest Archbishop of Canterbury

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
27/01/23·32m 39s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.Paul Stanworth - editorAnnie Joyce - senior podcast producer
20/01/23·39m 0s

Beth Rigby on a new political year, strikes, the NHS crisis - and Angela Rayner

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
13/01/23·46m 52s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk Rosie Gillott – podcast producer Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Paul Stanworth – editor
16/12/22·41m 45s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
09/12/22·22m 51s

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 bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
25/11/22·30m 6s

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: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
11/11/22·44m 20s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Plus Braverman, Sunak and Hancock

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 – bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
04/11/22·54m 39s

Beth Rigby on Liz Truss' week. Plus, an interview with Priti Patel

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 – bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
13/10/22·43m 36s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
08/10/22·57m 8s

Are the Conservatives in a better place after their conference?

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: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
06/10/22·44m 37s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Liz Truss

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: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk.
04/10/22·11m 20s

Pressure on the PM, Starmer’s “moment” and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson

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 SouthgateAnd your emails too – bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
30/09/22·36m 20s

Sunak v Truss.. plus an interview with Keir Starmer

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.
22/07/22·40m 4s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Penny Mordaunt

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.
15/07/22·26m 2s

Beth Rigby's take on Boris Johnson's resignation

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.
08/07/22·15m 34s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Gordon Brown

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is back from reporting on the prime minister's trip to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda. On this episode, she sits down with former prime minister Gordon Brown. He says he believes Britain is "at war with America over Ireland" - as US politicians oppose plans to override the Northern Ireland Protocol.Plus, your emails, with producer Mollie Malone, and a big update for podcast regulars.
30/06/22·41m 14s

Beth Rigby interviews... Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic

Sky News' political editor Beth Rigby is on the Eurostar heading out of Brussels after interviewing the vice president of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic. In an exclusive interview, he says Boris Johnson's plan to overhaul parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol is "politically driven".Plus, producer Mollie Malone joins to debrief the interview and has an update for the podcast friends.
16/06/22·40m 38s

Beth Rigby Interviews… Emma Thompson and Katharine Birbalsingh

Sky's Political Editor Beth Rigby speaks to actress Dame Emma Thompson about female sexuality and her new film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. Also, the government’s new social mobility tsar Katherine Burbalsingh talks about the attention put on getting people from deprived backgrounds into top universities and elite jobs. Plus, Beth's analysis of the week's big stories, including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and Boris Johnson’s No Confidence vote, and more of your emails with her producer Mollie Malone.
09/06/22·33m 7s

Beth Rigby Interviews.... Jacob Rees-Mogg

Sky’s Beth Rigby speaks to Conservative minister Jacob Rees-Mogg about the cost of living crisis, partygate, and not being able to cook. Plus, Beth's analysis of the week's big stories and more of your emails with producer Mollie Malone.
26/05/22·38m 3s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Sean Paul and Julianne Smith

Sky News' Beth Rigby talks to one of the biggest names in dancehall and reggae, Sean Paul, about climate change, Jamaica's view of the Commonwealth and Glastonbury. The US Ambassador to NATO, Julianne Smith, tells Beth that Sweden and Finland could join the alliance within the next "couple of months"Plus, Beth's analysis of the week's big stories - including the latest on partygate fines. Producer Mollie Malone joins for more of your emails.
20/05/22·34m 43s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Vladimir Chizhov and Kwajo Tweneboa

Sky's Beth Rigby speaks to Russia's ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov. Plus, the 23-year-old campaigner who's become a hero for renters in the UK. Kwajo Tweneboa used his social media to get Europe's largest housing association to fix the squalid conditions that people were living in.And, as usual, producer Mollie Malone joins for your emails.
12/05/22·47m 35s

Beth Rigby Interviews...Tina Brown

Sky's Beth Rigby talks to Tina Brown, the former editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, and best-selling author of The Diana Chronicles. They discuss Megxit, whether Prince Andrew can ever return to the royal fold, and the ways in which Kate is similar to the Queen. Plus, producer Mollie Malone joins Beth with more of your emails.
05/05/22·32m 43s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Fiona Hill

Sky’s Beth Rigby speaks to Fiona Hill, once a working-class girl from County Durham, who became the top Russia expert in Donald Trump’s White House. They talk sexism in politics and nuclear war in Ukraine. Plus, producer Mollie Malone joins Beth to look back on their trip to India with Boris Johnson and go through more listener emails.
28/04/22·31m 47s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Matt Hancock and Alyssa Carson

Sky’s Beth Rigby talks to former health secretary Matt Hancock about lessons learnt from the COVID pandemic. There's also an interview with the world's youngest astronaut in training, 21-year-old Alyssa Carson, who wants to become the first person to walk on Mars.Plus, Beth's producer, Mollie Malone, joins for emails on partygate, social media and canalside runs.
21/04/22·40m 12s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Dame Kate Bingham

Beth Rigby speaks to Dame Kate Bingham, who was chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce during the COVID pandemic. She was in charge of procuring vaccines and deploying them in the early days of the spread of the virus. Plus, the usual debrief with Beth and producer Mollie Malone.
07/04/22·17m 30s

Beth Rigby Interviews… Vitali Klitschko

This week, Vitali Klitschko speaks to Beth Rigby about Russian attempts to invade Kyiv, life in the city, and his hopes for a peace deal. Plus, more analysis from Beth and her producer Mollie Malone, as they go through more of your emails. Email: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
31/03/22·24m 48s

Beth Rigby Interviews… Rishi Sunak and Anoosheh Ashoori

This week, Anoosheh Ashoori speaks to Beth Rigby about his mental health struggles while imprisoned in Iran and his family’s fight to get him back to the UK, while the chancellor Rishi Sunak talks about his Spring Statement, juggling family and work – does he have leadership ambitions? Plus, more analysis from Beth, her producer Mollie Malone and Sanya Burgess, from our data and forensics team, who worked to get Anoosheh’s exclusive interview for this episode. Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.orgEmail: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
25/03/22·39m 14s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Gary Neville

This week, the pundit, coach and former player talks to Beth Rigby about, what he says are big questions about football ownerships after the sanctions put on Roman Abramovich. Plus, why he's signed up as a member of the Labour party, what makes a good leader and who would he rather work for - Liverpool FC or the Conservatives? Plus, the usual debrief with Beth and her producer Mollie Malone.Email: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
17/03/22·30m 18s

Beth Rigby Interviews... Boris Johnson

Is nuclear war a real possibility for Putin? And does the prime minister feel guilty as Ukraine's president repeatedly asks the West for a no fly zone?On her new podcast, our political editor Beth Rigby speaks to Boris Johnson about the bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol, the prospect of chemical weapons being used by Russia and what it would take for NATO allies to offer further support to Ukrainian forces.Plus, more analysis from Beth and her producer Mollie Malone as they reflect on what the prime minister had to say.Email: bethrigbypodcast@sky.uk
10/03/22·36m 39s

Introducing the Beth Rigby Interviews... podcast

Our political editor Beth Rigby isn't just talking politics now. On her new podcast, she talks to people from all walks of life - from decision makers to those with interesting stories to tell.
09/03/22·1m 35s
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