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What has been happening in the UK and beyond today? The Sky News Daily podcast will bring you up to date with the top news stories and in-depth analysis from our team of specialist reporters.

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    Donald Trump is running for President... again!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 22:48


    Donald Trump has announced he is running for the US presidency in 2024. But to be on the ballot, he will have to win the Republican Party's nomination. As he well knows, the road to becoming one of the main parties' presidential nominees can be long and arduous. On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to Sky's US Correspondent Mark Stone who was at Trump's estate in Mar-a-Lago in Florida for the announcement. He was also joined by Republican strategist and the former chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, Amy Tarkanian. Producer: Emma-Rae Woodhouse Interview producer: Alys Bowen Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Inside Kherson: What next for Russia's war with Ukraine?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 24:04


    Ukraine has faced another intense wave of missile strikes, just days after Russia's loss of Kherson - the port city in southern Ukraine. On the Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson, our correspondent Alex Rossi reflects on what he witnessed as Ukrainian troops took back control last week, and Sky's Cordelia Lynch discusses global diplomacy at the G20 summit in Bali. Plus, Sky's security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke explains what it could mean strategically for both Ukraine and Russia as we head into the cold months of winter. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer Alys Bowen - interviews producer David Chipakupaku - podcast promotion producerLydia Meredith - archive researcherPhilly Beaumont - editor

    Will British police in France stop the small boat crossings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 21:34


    The UK and France have agreed a new deal to try to tackle the number of people crossing the Channel in small boats. UK agents will be working in France for the first time after more than 40,000 people have made the trip so far this year. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons and producer Sophie Garratt about new and more dangerous tactics being deployed by people smugglers off the Calais coast. And Peter Walsh from Oxford University's Migration Observatory tells Niall why he believes putting more money into the way the UK processes immigration claims could be a better way to tackle the migrant crisis. Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott Interviews producer - Alys Bowen Editor - Philly Beaumont Digital producer - David Chipakupaku

    The science of ageing: Can we live forever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 12:34


    There has been an explosion in Silicon Valley tech start-ups putting their money behind anti-ageing science. They're working to halt and one day maybe reverse the one inevitability of our human existence – and they've the backing of names like Google and Jeff Bezos. It raises long lists of moral and ethical questions – is it for the greater good or the next frontier for the billionaires whose only limit is their mortality?On this special bonus episode of Sky News Daily, Sky's science and technology editor Tom Clarke speaks to producer Jess Breadman about the quest to live forever. For more on the future of science join Sky News specialists and industry leaders at Big Ideas Live – our interactive event offering you the chance to join the conversation as we ask: Who owns the future?https://news.sky.com/story/big-ideas-live-returns-see-whats-happening-and-how-you-can-get-involved-12724341 Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Qatar World Cup: Has football become a side show?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 18:37


    32 teams are competing in the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar. It's the first winter championship and first tournament to be held in the Middle East. But the choice of host has come under scrutiny; homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, and poor conditions for migrant workers building the facilities has faced backlash. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our sports correspondent Rob Harris and Alistair Bunkall, our Middle East correspondent, discuss the human rights issues surrounding Qatar's hosting of the world cup. Producers: Emily Hulme and Soila Apparicio Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP32 - Limping into darkness, lost limbs & longing for Kyiv (Nov 7-11)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 12:19


    In Kyiv, a sudden restaurant blackout forces Ilyas to consider the reality of winter in a city without power and increasingly isolated. Injured by an anti-tank grenade, Seva accompanies a close friend to one of Kyiv's trauma units. Meanwhile, against the backdrop of conversations about a future evacuation, Oksana readies to return again to the Ukrainian capital.OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of November 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP32 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Albanian migrants: Why are they coming to the UK?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 23:44


    Albania's prime minister recently accused the UK's home secretary of fuelling xenophobic attacks against his people, after Suella Braverman described people crossing the English Channel in small boats as an "invasion". What do we know about those leaving Albania? What impact is it having on the country's economy? And how should the UK respond? On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky's Siobhan Robbins, who's travelled to Albania to speak to people there, and Shqiponja Telhaj, an Albanian-born UK academic specialising in the economics of labour and migration. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alys Bowen – interviews producer Simon Windsor – archive researcher Sahira Raja – archive researcher Philly Beamont – editor

    ‘I'm so exhausted': Why nurses say they're striking

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 23:35


    Hundreds of thousands of nurses across the UK are going on strike. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the strike will affect the majority of NHS employers as nurses take action against pay levels and patient safety concerns. Patients who are already facing record waiting lists are now likely to see operations and appointments delayed or cancelled, though emergency care will continue. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears from two nurses about day-to-day life in the NHS and Billy Palmer, from health think tank The Nuffield Trust, on why NHS frontline staff are quitting in record numbers. Plus, Sky News' Health correspondent Ashish Joshi on the government's response to the pay disputes.Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott Interviews producer – Alys Bowen Digital producer - David Chipakupaku

    US midterms: Why Trump's red wave became a ripple

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 22:42


    The predicted Republican red wave in the US midterm elections hasn't materialised. Elections for the Senate and House of Representatives presented an opportunity to install supporters of Donald Trump, and make politics difficult for President Joe Biden. On the Sky News Daily, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Niall Patterson is joined by our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn and political correspondent Joe Pike to debrief on what the results mean for the Democrats, the country, and looking ahead to the presidential election in 2024. Also, Brittany Gibson, political reporter for Politico, tells us about how close the race was in Georgia, and what it says about divisions in America. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Emily Hulme Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Gavin Williamson bullying claims: How problematic for the PM?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 21:40


    Rishi Sunak promised to lead the Conservatives with “integrity, professionalism and accountability”. Two weeks on, however, the prime minister and his judgement are under fierce scrutiny after rows involving Suella Braverman's reappointment as home secretary and bullying claims surrounding Sir Gavin Williamson, the new Cabinet Office minister. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what's happened over the past fortnight with Jon Craig, our chief political correspondent, and examines the potential damage it is causing within the Tory party with Paul Goodman, the editor of website Conservative Home. Annie Joyce - senior podcast producer Alys Bowen - interviews producer Rob Fellowes - archive researcherPhilly Beaumont - editor

    Why is China still imposing Covid lockdowns?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 19:24


    China is one of the few remaining countries still enforcing a Zero-Covid policy. People face strict lockdowns, regular mass testing, constant scanning of health ‘green' codes when travelling to most places, and restrictions.Although the policy has largely prevented mass hospitalisations, the strict pandemic restrictions face increasing economic and societal pressure, with falling productivity, growing unemployment, and what some observers liken to mass surveillance of its population. On the Sky News Daily with Sally Lockwood, our Asia correspondent Helen-Ann Smith details the strict zero-covid policy in China, and Cindy Yu, host of the Chinese Whispers podcast explains the reasoning behind the country's rules.Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Soila Apparicio, Rosie Gillott Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP31 - More Russian payloads, Putin's plan & Patriots (Oct 31-4 November)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 10:04


    From his apartment in Kyiv, Ilyas watches and listens as Ukrainian air defence armoury targets yet another onslaught of Russian missiles.Meanwhile, military volunteer, Seva, sets off on a lone assignment to the frontlines in Donetsk where his thinking is challenged by an embattled tank battalion.OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of November 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP31 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Manchester Arena attack: How the emergency response went wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 22:41


    A victim of the Manchester Arena bombing would likely have survived had the emergency response been better, an inquiry has found. Its new report found "significant aspects... went wrong" and "the performance of the emergency services was far below the standard" it should have been. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood gets a breakdown of the report from Sky's Katerina Vittozzi, who has been speaking to victims' families. The presenter also talks to security journalist Duncan Gardham about the lessons the emergency services will take from Sir John Saunders' report. Warning: This episode of the Daily contains audio of 999 calls, and descriptions of the aftermath of the May 2017 attack. Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producers - Rosie Gillott Digital producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse.

    Bird flu: How serious is it?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 18:16


    Around 100 million birds have been culled across Europe and the US in the past year following the 'worst-ever' outbreak of avian influenza.On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sally Lockwood speaks to poultry farmer Mark Gorton, director of science at the British Trust for Ornithology, James Pearce-Higgins, and Sky's science and technology editor Tom Clarke about how serious the threat is to business, consumers and wildlife.Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alys Bowen Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Matt Hancock: What is it about politicians and reality TV?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 16:56


    Former health secretary Matt Hancock is going on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! He was suspended from the Conservative Party after news broke he was heading to the Australian jungle - but he's not the first politician, or probably the last, to risk political ruin for the bright lights of show business. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood gets the temperature in Westminster with Sky News' chief political correspondent Jon Craig and speaks to former MP and I'm A Celebrity contestant, Lembit Opik, about the pros and cons of doing reality TV as a politician. Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott Interviews producer – Alys Bowen Digital producer - Emma-Rae Woodhouse Editors - Philly Beaumont & Paul Stanworth

    Braverman's back… But will the migrant crisis allow her to stay?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 22:47


    Following scrutiny from Conservative MPs and charities over conditions at the Manston migrant processing centre in Kent, Home Secretary Suella Braverman has denied reports she blocked people from being moved into hotels or ignored legal advice, instead saying she had "worked hard to find alternative accommodation". There are currently around 4,000 people at Manston - the centre is designed to hold 1,600. Hundreds more were moved following a petrol bomb attack at a Border Force migrant centre in Dover on Sunday. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale who explains his view of current Home Office migration policy. Also, John Vine, the UK's first independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, on what is causing the backlog, and Sky News' chief political correspondent Jon Craig on Ms Braverman's statement. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotions Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Can COP27 make climate change a priority again?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 22:15


    The UN's climate change conference COP27 will be held in Egypt, but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and King Charles won't be attending, raising questions about the UK's commitment to tackling a warming world.US special climate envoy John Kerry said it would be "very powerful" if King Charles could attend, while climate activist Vanessa Nakate suggested if the UK continues to open new fossil fuel infrastructure, then it “is not a climate leader". On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Sky News' Climate Change and Energy Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter ahead of COP, to explore if rich countries are doing enough to support the fight against climate change. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse and Rosie Gillott Editor: Paul Stanworth Podcast Promotions Producer: Soila Apparicio

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP30 - Death drones, prayers for dad & living with the dark (Oct 24-28)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 10:46


    From the window of his Kyiv apartment, Ilyas witnesses a drone strike that results in the death of a pregnant woman and her husband. On military assignment in Western Ukraine, Seva's thoughts turn to his father who is about to undergo major surgery in a hospital within the compass of continued Russian strikes.Meanwhile, Oksana readies to return to a Kyiv that looks set to be plunged further into darkness.OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of October 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay.Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP30 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Special investigation: The teenagers "failed" by mental health care

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 21:50


    More than 20 former patients or their relatives have told Sky News they were failed by the "awful" care they received at mental health hospitals for teenagers. The teenagers were treated for serious mental health issues by one provider - The Huntercombe Group – which was paid for by the NHS. The Department of Health says the allegations are "deeply concerning". On the Sky News Daily, Rob Powell speaks to our communities correspondent Lisa Holland and producer Rachel Lucas about their eight-month investigation which contains stories of excessive restraint – and people being left at increased risk of self-harm. WARNING: This podcast features discussion about self-harm and suicide. If you need to speak to someone, call the Samaritans helpline for free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.orgAnnie Joyce – senior podcast producer David Chipakupaku - digital promotion producerPaul Stanworth – editor

    Iran protests: The people versus the regime

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 22:37


    Since the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran 40 days ago, a wave of angry protests has spread across the country. The 22-year-old died in police custody in September after she was arrested for apparently wearing her hijab too loosely. There have been protests in Iran before, but none as powerful as this. The regime has attempted to censor material coming out of the country, but protesters are refusing to back down. Could this be a pivotal moment for the country? On the Sky News Daily podcast, Sally Lockwood speaks to Elika Ashoori, the daughter of Anoosheh Ashoori, a British political prisoner who was freed in March after five years in an Iranian jail. Plus Alistair Bunkall, Sky News' Middle East correspondent, discusses what has happened in Iran in recent weeks and Sanya Burgess, a digital investigations journalist in Sky's data and forensics unit, explains the role social media has played in the uprising. Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alys BowenDigital promotion producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Paul Stanworth

    Rishi Sunak: How big is the task ahead?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 25:30


    As Rishi Sunak enters Number 10, what can we expect from him and his new cabinet on some of the big matters the country faces? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood gets the details of who is in his first cabinet. She also speaks to Dominic Waghorn, Sky News' international affairs editor, about the impact that recent events have had on Britain's reputation on the world stage, David Blevins, senior Ireland correspondent, on the Brexit headache in Northern Ireland and Mark Thompson, health producer, about the challenges the NHS faces this winter. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth

    Rishi Sunak: Our new Prime Minister

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 25:20


    Rishi Sunak is the new leader of the Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister. After his rivals Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the race, he was elected unopposed. The former chancellor, 42, said: "There is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge. We now need stability and unity." He'll be the first British Asian prime minister, and the youngest PM since 1812. Can Mr Sunak turn around the economic fallout from the disastrous weeks-long premiership of his predecessor Liz Truss, and unify the party? On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Kirsty Buchanan, who worked with Mr Sunak in his first government job, Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon investment bank, and Sky's political correspondent Liz Bates, to profile the new PM and discuss how he will handle his early days in charge. Producers: Soila Apparicio and Rosie GillottInterviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth

    Cost of living: How can I plan my finances now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 19:55


    The Tories' fourth chancellor in as many months has rewritten the prospects for our pockets, dismantling policies announced in last month's mini-budget - as the party prepares for yet another new leader and prime minister. From income tax to energy bills, changes announced by Jeremy Hunt, the new chancellor - along with rising inflation - will have a direct impact on household budgets. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Saima Mohsin speaks to Mary Starks, an energy expert and former executive director for consumers and markets at Ofgem, the energy regulator, and Greg Marsh, who founded the free cost-of-living tool, Nous. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Alys Bowen – interviews producer Nelly Stefanova – archive researcher David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Philly Beaumont - editor

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP29 - Tactical nukes, thermo nukes, & what we really think? (Oct 17-21)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 7:41


    After escaping Russia's single biggest one-day attack on Kyiv, Oksana catches her breath in Madrid, where she tries to second guess what Vladimir Putin's forces are going to do next?Meanwhile, recording in the basement of his Kyiv apartment block during an air-raid, Ilyas outlines what he - and many Ukrainians - are being told in respect of a nuclear attack. OUR DIARISTSOksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay.Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of October 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects.Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP29 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Liz Truss: ‘From Prime Minister to a pub quiz question'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 20:56


    In just five days the UK has had a new chancellor, a home secretary sacked, a prime minister resign, and now the possibility of a general election. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood sits down with Sky News' chief political correspondent Jon Craig to look back at a remarkable week in British politics. Editor - Philly Beaumont Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott Digital producer – Emma-Rae Woodhouse

    Liz Truss goes, could Boris Johnson be back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 19:27


    After 44 days, Liz Truss has quit office and is now the shortest-serving prime minister in the country's history. A new Conservative leader will be elected in little more than a week. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood speaks to our deputy political editor Sam Coates about who could be running in the contest, including a potential return for Boris Johnson, and how the short race will work. Podcast producers: Soila Apparicio and Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews producer: Alys BowenPodcast Promotions Producer: David ChipakupakuEditors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth

    Liz Truss won't quit, but can she keep fighting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 20:35


    Liz Truss faced Sir Keir Starmer at her first Prime Minister's Questions since her mini-budget was torn up by new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood, in for Niall Paterson, gets a breakdown of Liz Truss's performance with Sky News' political correspondent Ali Fortescue and speaks to deputy political editor Sam Coates about the question on everyone's lips: 'What next?' Editor:Philly Beaumont Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Digital producer - David Chipakupaku

    The Open Secret: Part Three – Looking for Answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 42:23


    As yet more accusations of bullying and harassment shake Westminster – has such behaviour become normalised in parliament, and can things change for the better? On the final of this three-part series, Sky's political correspondent Liz Bates speaks to a former Chief Whip about their role in protecting MPs and parties' reputations. And, a former Conservative minister on why she believes things got worse under Boris Johnson's leadership. Plus, as the Speaker Lindsay Hoyle calls for 'radical action', can his Speakers' Conference bring about the changes needed to make Westminster safer and restore public trust in politicians? Warning: This podcast contains sensitive details that some listeners may find upsetting. If you want to get in touch about anything you hear in this episode, Liz is on twitter @wizbates Presenter: Liz Bates Political news editor: Agnes Chambre Podcast editor: Philly Beaumont Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott Sound designer: Tom Burchill Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku

    The mini-budget goes… (When) does Liz Truss follow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 23:35


    Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has halted and reversed "almost all" the tax measures announced in his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng and Prime Minister Liz Truss's growth plan. But will it stabilise the economy enough to keep her in the job? On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our political correspondent Liz Bates has reaction from parliament, and our business correspondent Paul Kelso talks about what's left of Truss's economic plan.Producer: Soila Apparicio Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Somalia: On the brink of famine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 16:50


    Somalia is fighting a battle on all fronts: drought, disease and conflict. The country is experiencing its driest season in 40 years forcing more than a million people to flee to camps, not far from where al Qaeda-linked terror group al Shabaab is fighting to maintain its territory.On the Sky News Daily podcast Niall Paterson speaks to Sky's Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir, who shares her eyewitness account of Somalia's struggle. Plus, Dr Nisar Majid, research associate in Somalia at London School of Economics, explains how we got here and if we can learn anything from the 2011 famine.Producers: Alys Bowen and Emma Rae WoodhousePodcast promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP28 - Bombs, bunkers, blood, belief (Oct 10-14)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 15:47


    In Kiev, Ilyas watches in horror as Russian rockets rain down on his city— the deadliest attack on the Ukrainian capital since the beginning of the war.Having left for Poland just hours before, Oksana escapes the attack, only to find her exit route to Warsaw targeted by more enemy missiles.Helpless, and on military assignment in Ireland, Seva takes stock of what's to come.And with the dust now settling somewhat in Kyiv, Ilyas returns to record a final reflection on one of the most significant week's in the war.OUR DIARISTSIlyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of October 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects.Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay. Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP28 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Liz Truss sacks Kwasi Kwarteng and scraps more of his mini budget

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 31:54


    The prime minister has sacked her first chancellor and done another U-turn on the mini-budget. This time, the promise to keep corporation tax at 19% rather than increase it to 25% has gone. Her friend and political ally Kwasi Kwarteng has been replaced by the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt. Liz Truss said: "It is clear that parts of our mini-budget went further and faster than markets were expecting." On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our political correspondent Tamara Cohen about the latest developments. Plus, you can hear Liz Truss' news conference in full. Producer: Soila ApparicioEditor: Philly Beaumont

    Does anyone trust Truss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 13:58


    As the markets remain in turmoil and the Conservative party divided, pressure is piling on Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng to reverse parts of the controversial mini-budget. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, our economics and data editor Ed Conway explains what is going on with the markets, and how it's reacting to the government's economic policy, and deputy political editor Sam Coates explores how the Conservative party might deal with the fall out. Producer: Soila Apparicio Podcast promotions producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Why is the UK's rental market in chaos?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 19:40


    Renters are fighting over a dwindling supply of homes. According to a new Sky news analysis, there's been a big drop in the number of advertised rental properties over the last three years. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson hears from people caught up in the problems. Anthony Breach, senior analyst at the Centre for Cities research group, explains why he believes controlling rent prices won't solve some of the long-term problems. And Sky News Data journalist Amy Borrett talks about why supply of housing is one of the biggest issues. Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth

    Ukraine war: What could a nuclear attack look like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 25:09


    President Putin has said there will be a "harsh" response to further attacks against Russia, following an explosion on the Kerch Bridge which links his country to the annexed Crimean peninsula. As retaliation, missiles hit several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said a deliberate attack on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine would be met with a "united and determined response". On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke explores the details behind the latest strikes and current military strength of Putin's army, and Diana Magnay, our Moscow correspondent, reports on the reaction in Russia. Also joining Niall are Dr Nick Ritchie, senior lecturer in international security at the University of York, who discusses Putin's nuclear threat, and Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik, who speaks about the resilience of her nation. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Paul Stanworth

    Inside Taiwan: The threat of war with China

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 26:15


    Tensions between China and its neighbour Taiwan have risen in recent months, and now, a Sky News team has visited the island - speaking to people about daily life, the ongoing threat, and preparations for a possible invasion. On the Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson, we hear from those on the island as our Asia correspondent Cordelia Lynch reflects on the deployment, and former US national Security Adviser John Bolton discusses just how big a threat Beijing poses. Annie Joyce – senior podcast producer Emma Rae Woodhouse – podcast producer Rachel Thompson – Asia producer Jakub Szweda – interviews producer Nelly Stefanova and Rob Fellowes – archive researchers David Chipakupaku – podcast promotion producer Philly Beaumont – editor

    Mortgages: what's the best way to plan?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 22:40


    The interest rate on a typical two-year fixed-rate mortgage has broken 6% for the first time in 14 years. The sudden rise has left first-time buyers with few affordable mortgage options, and those looking to re-mortgage facing huge increases in their monthly repayments. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to two people whose plans have had to change as a result of the uncertainty with mortgages, plus gets some advice from mortgage broker Sarah Tucker. Since this episode was recorded, the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, has announced that he'll unveil his medium-term financial plan on Halloween, along with a forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility.Editors - Philly Beaumont Podcast producer - Rosie Gillott Interviews producer – Alys Bowen Digital producer - David Chipakupaku

    Ukraine War Diaries: EP27 - More Martyrs, muting Elon Musk, & marriage in the trenches (Oct 3-7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 10:39


    Recording on assignment military volunteer Seva weighs the cost of fallen colleagues against Ukraine's greater ambition to liberate the entire country.In Kyiv, Oksana expresses her horror at billionaire Elon Musk's controversial peace plan - which involved getting Twitter followers to vote on possible outcomes — and at a world failing to grasp the threat of an apocalyptic conflict. Meanwhile, encouraged in part by the continued nuclear threat, Ilyas wonders about a spike in marriage nationally. BACKGROUND - *This week billionaire Elon Musk tweeted a poll on Twitter headlined ‘Ukraine-Russia Peace' which asked his followers to vote yes or no to the following proposals - Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.·        Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783.·        Water supply to Crimea assured.·        Ukraine remains neutral. TIMECODES - 0.00 - Seva3.10 - Oksana7.00 - Ilyas OUR DIARISTS Seva, 40, is a company CEO and husband to Oksana. Before the war, he travelled across Europe for business. Now, he makes regular supply drops of medical aid and rations to Ukrainian troops on the front line in Eastern Ukraine. He's originally from a small village near Dnipro. Oksana, 35, works in overseas education. She lives with her husband, Seva, in an apartment complex in central Kyiv and has remained in the Ukrainian capital since the war started. Many of Oksana's closest friends have left the country to begin new lives in Europe. Some may never return. She's determined to stay. Ilyas is an IT specialist and married father who fled from Kyiv to Lviv shortly after the war started. His wife Natalia, and two young sons are taking refuge in Poland.As of October 2022, Ilyas is back living in the family apartment in Kyiv and working, in part, for the Ukrainian government on various IT projects. Ukraine War Diaries uses first-person audio, recorded on the ground in Ukraine, to give an intimate day-to-day perspective of life in a war zone. EP27 diary entries were recorded using WhatsApp voice note. From the producers of Sky News' multi-award winning series – StoryCast. Producer: Rob MulhernEditor: Paul StanworthDigital Promotion: David Chipakupaku

    Energy crisis: Will the UK be left in the dark this winter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 19:14


    National Grid is warning that households could face planned three-hour blackouts over the winter as the energy crisis worsens. On the Sky News Daily podcast, Niall Paterson speaks to Jess Ralston from the Climate and Energy Intelligence Unit about the significance of blackout threats. Plus climate and energy correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter unpacks the government's long-term energy strategy, including unleashing a new era of fossil fuel exploration. Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterview producer: Alys Bowen Podcast promotions producer: David ChipakupakuEditor: Philly Beaumont

    Liz Truss: fighting for her political life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 27:13


    In her speech to the Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Liz Truss vowed to "get Britain through the tempest" and insisted "everyone will benefit" from the result of her economic policies. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is in Birmingham for the Conservative Party conference hearing from Secretary of State for Wales Robert Buckland, Birmingham Mayor Andy Street, and Business Secretary Jacob Reece Mogg. Plus, Niall gets Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates's analysis of Liz Truss's speech.Producer: Soila Apparicio Senior Producer: Annie Joyce Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku Editor: Philly Beaumont

    Ukraine War: The town the Russians have left

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 18:51


    As Russia illegally annexes four occupied areas in the east and south of Ukraine, it continues to face significant defeats at the hands of the smaller Ukrainian army. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to Sky News' special correspondent Alex Crawford, from Ukraine's frontlines, plus the head of the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House, Orysia Lutsevych, explains why it is Ukraine's citizens who are the nation's secret weapon in the war. Editors - Philly Beaumont & Paul Stanworth Podcast producer - Emma Rae Woodhouse Digital producer - David Chipakupaku

    Tory U-turn: Has the government lost credibility? 

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 24:33


    Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and PM Liz Truss have made a U-turn on the decision to give the wealthiest 1% of earners a tax cut after facing a backlash. On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the political consequences of the U-turn with political correspondent Liz Bates and discusses how the markets are responding with economics editor Ed Conway. Plus, Catherine MacLeod, a No.11 special adviser during the 2008 recession, explains how a government should react during a time of financial crisis.Podcast producers - Rosie GillottDigital producer - David ChipakupakuEditor - Philly Beaumont

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