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  • Sunak's Rwanda bill passes – what impact will it have on immigration?

    23 APR 2024 · After months of parliamentary ping-pong between the House of Commons and the Lords, Rishi Sunak's Rwanda Bill has passed. The prime minister called it a "landmark" law, saying that "nothing will stand in our way" of getting flights off the ground within 10 to 12 weeks.      However, the scheme could face yet more hurdles, with the potential for it to be held up by challenges in court.      On this episode, Matt Barbet takes stock of the bill with Adam Parsons, Sky's Europe editor in France, who has been watching migrant boats cross the English Channel even after the bill's passing.      Sky's communities correspondent Becky Johnson also joins Matt to share some of the stories from those asylum seekers already in the UK and what they might expect from the Rwanda bill.      And Dr Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, details the potential impact this new legislation might have on migration figures.     Producer: Rosie Gillott   Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles   Promotions producer: David Chipakupaku     Editor: Philly Beaumont   
    20m 25s
  • Trump on trial: Porn stars, hush money and a presidential election

    22 APR 2024 · As the first of Donald Trump's four criminal trials begins this week, will it have any effect on his chances of re-election in November?     The former president faces 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection to $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. He is accused of falsifying internal business records as part of an alleged scheme to bury stories that he thought might hurt his presidential campaign in 2016.     With all eyes on the New York courtroom, Daily host Matt Barbet speaks to US correspondent James Matthews from outside the first trial Trump will face this year... plus, Washington-based pollster John Zogby explains what it could mean for his popularity amongst voters.      Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse   Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles  Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku    Editor: Philly Beaumont  
    20m 50s
  • Israel strikes Iran: What's the state of play?  

    19 APR 2024 · An Israeli missile has struck Iran, in response to the unprecedented missile and drone attack on Israel over the weekend by the Iranians.   It seems an airfield outside of the city of Isfahan was targeted, but Tehran has played down the incident and has indicated it has no plans to retaliate.    On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by military analyst Sean Bell to find out what exactly happened in the latest attack and what it says about Israel's and Iran's respective military strengths.   Plus, Niall is also joined by Sky's international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to analyse where this leaves tension in the Middle East.    Producer: Rosie Gillott & Emma Rae Woodhouse  Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku   Editor: Wendy Parker
    18m 16s
  • Tory MP suspended | What's going on with climate targets?

    18 APR 2024 · Conservative MP Mark Menzies has been suspended from the parliamentary party in light of allegations he abused local Tory party funds to pay off "bad people".    Mark Menzies strongly disputes the claims which also allege he used campaign funds to pay his personal medical bills.    On the Conservatives' investigation into the claims, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News: "There's further information that the Chief Whip I understand became familiar with yesterday and actions being swiftly taken on the basis of that further information. "I think it is important to stress that the MP in question here denies the allegations and so on basis of sort of fairness and proper justice, I think it's important to mention that." On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by political correspondent Darren McCaffrey to analyse how Westminster will cope with another scandal.    Plus, the Scottish government has come under fire for rowing back on its climate commitments.  Niall speaks to science correspondent Thomas Moore about the consequences of the government missing eight out of 12 of its annual climate commitments.  👉 👈       Senior producer: Annie Joyce  Assistant producer: Iona Brunker  Podcast Promotions Producer: Jada Meosa-John   Editors: Paul Stanworth 
    20m 29s
  • Inflation falls - but what might it mean for interest rates?

    17 APR 2024 · The price of everyday things - mainly food - is now rising at the lowest level since 2021.   Official data shows inflation eased last month to 3.2% - down from 3.4% - but the fall was slightly less than economists expected.   On the Daily, Niall Paterson looks at what's going on with inflation and what it might mean for interest rates with Sky's economics and data editor Ed Conway - who's in the US looking at the situation there. They also discuss how the UK could be importing inflation from America.   Plus, Niall talks to Russ Mould, investment director at finance firm AJ Bell, about what's happening at the fashion retailer ASOS which says it's becoming "more agile" after an 18% drop in sales.      Producer: Rosie Gillott   Assistant Producer: Iona Brunker  Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku  Editor: Paul Stanworth
    21m 13s
  • Is banning smoking "unconservative"? 

    16 APR 2024 · 'Absolutely nuts' was how former Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Rishi Sunak’s plan to gradually phase out smoking – banning anyone born since the start of 2009 from ever being able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products like vapes.      Liz Truss, who was also briefly prime minister in-between the two men, is also among some critical of the proposal – which she described as 'profoundly unconservative'.      Tories are being given a free vote in the Commons – allowing them to vote with their conscience, not necessarily the government.      But will the policy create a smokefree generation? And what will it mean for Conservative Party ideology?      Niall Paterson looks at the health implications with Alice Wiseman, vice president of The Association of Directors of Public Health, and the politics of the policy with Sky’s political editor Beth Rigby and Tory peer Lord Frost, who disagrees with the planned legislation.      Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse   Podcast Promotions Producer: Iona Brunker  Senior producer: Annie Joyce  Editors: Philly Beaumont and Paul Stanworth 
    23m 38s
  • Why Iran hates Israel (and America)

    15 APR 2024 · Military experts have called Iran's ariel attack on Israel on Saturday night 'ambitious' and warn it could push an already fragile region into a dangerous new phase.   On the Sky News Daily, host Matt Barbet examines how Iran and Israel's 'shadow war' has moved out into the open, alongside defence and security analyst Michael Clarke.    Matt is also joined by Dr Roxane Farmanfarmaian, affiliated lecturer in international relations of the Middle East at the University of Cambridge, to examine what Iran was really trying to achieve from its attack. Producer: Rosie Gillott   Podcast Promotions Producer: David Chipakupaku   Editor: Philly Beaumont  
    22m 40s
  • WEEKEND DAILY: Iran attacks Israel, but what happens next?

    14 APR 2024 · On Saturday night Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack against Israel, which Tehran has claimed is in retaliation for an attack on the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Damascus by Israel on 1 April.      Some 170 explosive drones, 120 ballistic missiles, and 30 cruise missiles were launched by Iran, according to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), who said "99%" were intercepted.       Leaders across the world have condemned the attack and stated their support for Israel’s security. However, Iran's foreign ministry said they would "not hesitate" to take "further defensive measures" to "safeguard its legitimate interests against any military aggressions".      On this extra Sky News Daily episode, Rob Powell sits down with our international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to discuss the significance and implications of Iran’s attack, and the response from Israel and its allies.  Producer: Rosie Gillott   Editor: Paul Stanworth 
    18m 33s
  • Should the UK send troops to Ukraine?

    12 APR 2024 · Ex-armed forces minister James Heappey has told Sky's defence and security editor Deborah Haynes the UK should consider sending its forces to Ukraine to train troops.   On the Sky News Daily, host Tom Cheshire talks to her and Sky's military analyst Professor Michael Clarke about the interview with Mr Heappey, who stepped down from his role last month.   They assess the bleak situation in Ukraine and why the conflict is at a critical stage. They also discuss how prepared the UK would be if it faced a war in the near future.  Senior producer: Annie Joyce   Editor: Wendy Parker 
    20m 3s
  • OJ Simpson dies – the story of his complex legacy

    11 APR 2024 · The death of arguably one of America’s most talked about names in the 1990s has re-ignited conversations about who OJ Simpson was and how he will be remembered.   The former NFL star was tried and acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He later spent time in jail for armed robbery and kidnap.  On the Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our US correspondent James Matthews as they discuss his life and the controversies surrounding the 76-year-old, who died on Wednesday following his battle with cancer.  Producers: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Rosie Gillott, Soila Apparicio  Senior producer: Annie Joyce  Editors: Paul Stanworth, Wendy Parker 
    23m 14s
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