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Sorcha Bradley

Sorcha Bradley is a writer at TheWeek.co.uk and a regular guest on award-winning podcast The Week Unwrapped. She worked at The Week magazine for a year and a half after joining in 2019 and then took up her current role with the digital team, where she mostly covers UK current affairs and politics. Before joining The Week, Sorcha worked at slow-news start-up Tortoise Media, where she covered topics ranging from artificial intelligence to the inner workings of tech giants such as Amazon. She has also written for Sky News, The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and Grazia magazine, among other publications. 

She has a master’s in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, where she specialised in political journalism. For her undergraduate degree, she read English literature and classical studies at the University of Bristol. She caught the journalism bug while studying at Bristol, where she was news editor for the university paper, Epigram.

The details of Rishi Sunak’s cost-of-living crisis plan
Rishi Sunak
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The details of Rishi Sunak’s cost-of-living crisis plan

New support package will be partly funded by a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas companies
26 May 2022
Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’
Sue Gray's report into Downing Street parties is expected to be published today
Profile

Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’

Gray’s report on Downing Street lockdown parties is due out today
25 May 2022
Pros and cons of a vegan diet for pets
A vegan diet could help dogs with animal protein allergies and weight issues
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of a vegan diet for pets

Plant-based food might have some health benefits for dogs
12 May 2022
Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?
Woman shops in supermarket
Today’s big question

Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?

Spiralling cost of living comes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine
20 Apr 2022
Who leaked Akshata Murty’s non-dom status?
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty
Today’s big question

Who leaked Akshata Murty’s non-dom status?

Sunak’s ‘aggressive’ response to leak has Tory colleagues questioning his political ‘maturity’
11 Apr 2022
Has Sunak wrecked his hopes of becoming PM?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Has Sunak wrecked his hopes of becoming PM?

The chancellor’s approval ratings have plummeted in the wake of his Spring Statement
28 Mar 2022
Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement
Rishi Sunak
Between the lines

Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement

Chancellor may cut fuel duty after pressure from campaigners and senior backbenchers
21 Mar 2022
Is Boris Johnson having his Thatcher moment?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is Boris Johnson having his Thatcher moment?

PM wins over Tory naysayers with his leadership over Ukraine, but the British public are not yet convinced
7 Mar 2022
Is the UK ready to begin ‘living with Covid’?
Woman wearing mask on the London Underground
Today’s big question

Is the UK ready to begin ‘living with Covid’?

Government will emphasise personal responsibility over blanket regulations as it lifts all legal restrictions
21 Feb 2022
‘Türkiye not Turkey’: the countries that rebranded
Istanbul
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‘Türkiye not Turkey’: the countries that rebranded

Eurasian country changing name to better reflect ‘culture, civilisation and values’, President Erdogan says
16 Feb 2022
The argument over free Covid-19 testing
Lateral flow tests
Pros and cons

The argument over free Covid-19 testing

Free lateral flow and PCR tests could be scrapped in England by March
15 Feb 2022
‘Trumpian politics’: Tories turn on Boris over Savile remarks
Boris Johnson
The latest on . . .

‘Trumpian politics’: Tories turn on Boris over Savile remarks

Prime minister faces fresh calls to apologise to Keir Starmer after Labour leader faces angry mob
8 Feb 2022
Meet Boris Johnson’s new Downing Street team
Guto Harri
Behind the scenes

Meet Boris Johnson’s new Downing Street team

Prime minister brings in Steve Barclay and Guto Harri in bid to calm rebel backbenchers
7 Feb 2022
Will Transport for London’s financial ‘black hole’ lead to Tube closures?
London Underground
Today’s big question

Will Transport for London’s financial ‘black hole’ lead to Tube closures?

A lack of funding could see services and safety repair works put on hold
3 Feb 2022
Sue Gray report published: can Boris Johnson hang on?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Sue Gray report published: can Boris Johnson hang on?

Behaviour surrounding gatherings in Downing Street ‘is difficult to justify’, says Gray
31 Jan 2022
What the Brexit Freedoms Bill means for the UK
Houses of Parliament
Getting to grips with . . .

What the Brexit Freedoms Bill means for the UK

Downing Street wants to end special status EU law still holds in UK's legal framework
31 Jan 2022
What does Vladimir Putin want from Ukraine?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Between the lines

What does Vladimir Putin want from Ukraine?

Moscow accused of dangling threat of war in Europe to extract guarantees over Nato expansion
25 Jan 2022
‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping
Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping

Rebel Tory MPs accuse Boris Johnson’s chief whip of blackmail in ‘partygate’ row
21 Jan 2022
Will there be more Tory defections?
Christian Wakeford
Today’s big question

Will there be more Tory defections?

Labour sources claim to be in talks with other Conservative MPs considering crossing the floor
20 Jan 2022
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Peers reject ‘draconian’ government amendments to mammoth piece of crime and justice legislation
18 Jan 2022
Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?

Punchy policy announcements and a clear-out of PM’s senior staff form part of the plan to save his sinking premiership
17 Jan 2022
Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?
Jeremy Corbyn
Today’s big question

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?

Former Labour leader being urged to run under the banner of his charity at next election
11 Jan 2022
Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk

Over a million people suffering with complaints lasting over four weeks, ONS says
7 Jan 2022
Inside the world of Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew
Profile

Inside the world of Prince Andrew

Once a Falklands war hero, the Duke of York’s associations with Jeffrey Epstein may have damaged his reputation beyond repair
5 Jan 2022
What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?
Keir Starmer
Between the lines

What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?

Labour leader accuses Boris Johnson of treating politics like ‘branch of the entertainment industry’
4 Jan 2022
Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?
Crowds on the Mall for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
In Depth

Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?

The new year brings a controversial World Cup in Qatar, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and more hybrid working
3 Jan 2022
Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?

Incendiary revelations from inside Downing Street are chipping away at Boris Johnson’s authority
21 Dec 2021
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 December
New Liberal Democrat MP for North Shropshire Helen Morgan with leader Ed Davey
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
17 Dec 2021
The risk of being infected with Delta and Omicron at the same time
Lab technicians test live Covid 19 samples
Getting to grips with . . .

The risk of being infected with Delta and Omicron at the same time

Co-infection could result in more severe illness and trigger ‘recombination events’
17 Dec 2021
North Shropshire by-election: who could win Owen Paterson’s seat?
Former Conservative MP Owen Paterson
Fact file

North Shropshire by-election: who could win Owen Paterson’s seat?

Liberal Democrat polling shows party is ‘neck and neck’ with Conservatives
16 Dec 2021
Is BAME an ‘unhelpful’ term?
Black Lives Matter protesters in London
Today’s big question

Is BAME an ‘unhelpful’ term?

BBC abandons acronym in newsrooms and corporate communications
9 Dec 2021
Why has the booster roll-out taken so long?
A Covid-19 vaccinator
Today’s big question

Why has the booster roll-out taken so long?

Under-40s still waiting to book booster vaccination jabs on the NHS website
8 Dec 2021
What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?
Possible Covid-19 patient at Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Today’s big question

What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?

Early data suggests the new Covid-19 variant may be milder with fewer hospitalised patients requiring oxygen
7 Dec 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
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