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  • Beth Rigby interviews Labour’s Angela Rayner

    30 MAY 2024 · Labour's Angela Rayner speaks to Sky News’ political editor Beth Rigby in an extended interview for the Daily podcast. The party’s deputy leader says that she believes Diane Abbott should be able to stand as an MP - and she denied leader Sir Keir Starmer was acting "in a factional way". On the first official day of campaigning, she also spoke about the investigations into her living arrangements - and revealed the details of her campaign battle bus. Producer: Soila Apparicio  Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku  Editor: Paul Stanworth  
    22m 45s
  • South African elections: Why Nelson Mandela's party could lose its dominance

    29 MAY 2024 · It's been 30 years since Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress (ANC) to power, ending apartheid in South Africa.       But as voters head to the polls, the party is on the verge of losing dominance, after coming under fire over corruption, high levels of crime and economic woes. Even in the birthplace of the late human rights fighter, communities are suffering from poverty, hunger and no running water.       On the Sky News Daily, Mark Austin speaks to Sky’s Africa correspondent Yousra Elbagir about the decline of Mandela’s legacy, the party’s decreasing popularity and what happens if they lose power.  👉 https://podfollow.com/skynewsdaily 👈   Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse  Editor: Paul Stanworth 
    20m 55s
  • How long will Labour's 'no additional taxes' promise last?

    28 MAY 2024 · In her first major campaign speech, Rachel Reeves has pitched herself as the UK's next chancellor to an audience of company bosses, promising the "most pro-growth Treasury in our country's history" if Labour wins the election.  But after pledging not to announce any new tax hikes and that Labour policies would be fully funded and costed, how she intends to pay for Labour's plan for the UK remains unclear.   Today on the Sky News Daily, Sophy Ridge speaks with our deputy political editor Sam Coates to discuss the woman hoping to be in charge of the public finances, and whether Labour will be able to please workers and businesses while delivering on a promise of "economic stability" at the same time.  Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku    Editor: Philly Beaumont
    28m 27s
  • You're in 'la la land': Paula Vennells's last day at Post Office Inquiry

    24 MAY 2024 · After avoiding public scrutiny for nearly a decade, Paula Vennells, the former Post Office boss, finally faced questions about her role in the most widespread miscarriage of justice that Britain has ever seen. She has been giving evidence at the Post Office Horizon Inquiry for the last three days – and today she was accused by lawyers of talking "rubbish" and being in "la la land". Sky's Jonathan Samuels spoke to Sky's business correspondent Paul Kelso who's been at the Post Office Inquiry for us. Plus, a record number of Conservative MPs have now said they are not standing in July's general election. Political correspondent Rob Powell talks to Jonathan about that and all the other latest news from the election campaigns.   Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse  Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John  Editor: Wendy Parker 
    21m 42s
  • And they're off... what has the first day of the election campaign told us? 

    23 MAY 2024 · The political parties have been setting out their election campaigns, with voters going to the polls exactly six weeks from today.      On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson speaks to deputy political editor Sam Coates who is following the prime minister on his campaign trail around the UK, visiting four nations in two days. He also chats with chief political correspondent Jon Craig about the launch of Labour's campaign in Kent.      Plus, Sky's online campaign correspondent Tom Cheshire tells Niall why the parties are spending big money online and whether it could affect the election outcome.  Producers: Soila Apparicio, Emma Rae Woodhouse  Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John  Editor: Wendy Parker 
    20m 53s
  • It’s a date – Rishi Sunak calls a July election

    22 MAY 2024 · The prime minister has called a general election for 4 July. It means parliament only has a few days to pass any bills still waiting to become law before MPs leave Westminster to begin campaigning.     On the Sky News Daily Niall Paterson gets the very latest from our deputy political editor Sam Coates and political correspondent Tamara Cohen on why the election was announced today, and what the next six weeks of campaigning could have in store.  Producers: Rosie Gillott   Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku    Editor: Philly Beaumont  
    19m 53s
  • 'I don't believe a word': Paula Vennells at the Post Office Inquiry

    22 MAY 2024 · The former Post Office boss, Paula Vennells, has been testifying at the Inquiry examining the Horizon IT scandal. It's the first time Paula Vennells has spoken publicly in nearly ten years. The hundreds of wronged Post Office workers, and their families, have been keenly anticipating her evidence, as, on her watch, prosecutions continued, despite mounting evidence that there was something wrong with the system. On the Sky News Daily, Sarah-Jane Mee has been in Fenny Compton, in the village hall where Alan Bates began his campaign against the Post Office, to meet the sub-postmasters whose lives were ruined by Horizon. Plus, one former sub-postmistress, Nicole, shares her story for the first time. Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Soila Apparicio Editor: Wendy Parker Podcast Promotion: Jada-Kai Meosa John 
    19m 52s
  • Jobs or the environment? And, how do pilots prepare for turbulence?

    21 MAY 2024 · How do we help people keep their jobs and livelihoods alongside the pressure to move to an environmentally friendly and sustainable future?   It's been estimated that 1.3 million jobs in the UK could be affected by the drive to get to net zero emissions - many in traditional industries such as steelmaking.    Sophy Ridge presents this episode with Sky News' people and politics correspondent Nick Martin whose reporting has been focusing on Port Talbot in south Wales where thousands are employed in the steel industry.    Plus, following severe turbulence on a London to Singapore flight where one passenger, a 73-year-old British man died, "likely from a heart attack" and more than two dozen injured, Sophy speaks to pilot and aviation consultant Tim Atkinson about how commercial pilots plan for, and deal with, turbulence.     Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  Editor: Paul Stanworth 
    19m 15s
  • Infected Blood: The PM apologies for a 50 year cover-up

    20 MAY 2024 · The infected blood scandal was "not an accident" and its failures lie with "successive governments, the NHS, and blood services", a public inquiry has found.  More than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from 1970 to 1991 after being given contaminated blood products and transfusions - about 3,000 of whom have since died. Sir Brian Langstaff, who chaired the inquiry, said the scale of what happened was "horrifying".  On the Sky News Daily, Matt Barbet talks to Sky's health correspondent Ashish Joshi about the report and Rosamund Cooper who was given blood products contaminated with Hepatitis C.  Producer: Soila Apparicio  Editor: Philly Beaumont 
    20m 45s
  • Infected Blood Inquiry: Will victims finally get justice?

    17 MAY 2024 · Thousands of people died after being given infected blood transfusions by the NHS.     They were people with haemophilia, women giving birth, and cancer patients who died after contracting HIV or Hepatitis C from infected blood.     An inquiry has been studying millions of pages of evidence from hundreds of sources and witnesses for six years.     From its source in the early 1970s via warnings, missed opportunities, delays and perhaps even deliberate cover ups, this episode of the Sky News Daily explores the story behind the worst treatment scandal in NHS history.     Niall Paterson is joined by Sky's science and technology editor Tom Clarke in preparation for the final report from the inquiry - due to be published on Monday.    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  Editor: Wendy Parker 
    22m 45s
The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.
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