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All Out Politics
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
November 26, 2020
What next for 'Global Britain?'
Adam Boulton and guests assess the Chancellor's Spending Review with a particular focus on the decision to cut the international budget from 0.7 to 0.5 percent.The move breaks a Conservative manifesto commitment and causes the Prime Minister some political discomfort with the threat of a backbench rebellion.And what of the Brexit endgame? No mention of the 'B' word in Rishi Sunak's statement but plenty of discussion among the panel as they ponder what this week's events mean for 'Global Britain.'Joining Adam this week are:Contributing editor at The Mail on Sunday and former speech writer for David Cameron, Ian Birrell; the author of 'Deepfakes' Nina Schick and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig
November 19, 2020
Relaunch derailed by devolution distraction
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Prime Minister's 'relaunch' after the rather public behind the scenes battles in Number Ten. Where does the command lie in the corridors of power?The plans were derailed somewhat by Boris Johnson having to self-isolate in Downing Street before apparently telling a group of Conservative MPs in northern England that 'devolution had been a disaster north of the border.' So what now for the 'United' Kingdom?Joining Adam this week are the former Conservative Special Advisor Lauren McEvatt, the political editor of the Sunday Mirror Nigel Nelson and Sky's political correspondent Rob Powell
November 12, 2020
Special Relationships - inside and outside Number Ten
Adam Boulton and guests assess the fallout from the US Presidential election and examine what the near future holds for the UK's 'special relationship' with America under a Joe Biden administration.They also discuss the challenges ahead on handling the coronavirus pandemic during a week in which we have edged closer to vaccine but also marked the sad milestone of 50 thousand Covid-related deaths in the UK.Plus, what happened inside Number Ten that forced Boris Johnson's Director Communications to resign.Joining Adam this week are:The former British ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer;the chief executive of the Demos think-tank, and former special adviser to Nick Clegg, Polly Mackenzie; and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig
October 30, 2020
Starmer v Corbyn & Trump v Biden
Adam Boulton and guests discuss an extraordinary week for Labour as the party suspends its former leader Jeremy Corbyn following his response to a report by the human rights watchdog on anti-Semitism. They also assess the state of play in the United States as America prepares to decide between another four years of Donald Trump or a change of direction with the Democrat challenger Joe Biden. Joining Adam this week are Dr Kevin Yuill, Assistant Professor of History, University of Sunderland and co-author of "The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution" and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
October 22, 2020
Regional Restrictions and Financial Fallouts
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the devolution deals across England as the Prime Minister battles on several fronts over coronavirus restrictions.They discuss the government's financial fight with Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnham and assess how damaging this row could be to Boris Johnson particularly in northern England where red wall Conservative MPs have been in mutinous mood. Also, divisions across the House as a Labour frontbencher apologises for calling a Conservative MP 'scum.'In part 1, Adam is joined by Rob Lyons from the Academy of Ideas and Manchester-based journalist Angela Epstein and in part 2 by Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
October 15, 2020
Brexit: Where are we at?
Brexit and Covid collide on this week's episode as Adam Boulton and guests examine the political movements on both topics.Boris Johnson's deadline for a free trade agreement is upon us and we're not quite in the so-called 'tunnel' phase of the negotiations. So where are we?Also this week, more tension between the government, scientists and regional leaders over coronavirus restrictions as the Prime Minister favours localised lockdowns rather than a national equivalent. Joining Adam this week are the Director of the British Foreign Policy Group Sophia Gaston, Columnist for The Article Ali Miraj, Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
October 8, 2020
Do local lockdowns work?
As Nicola Sturgeon introduces tighter restrictions across Scotland in response to rising cases of Covid-19, the government is reportedly planning to close pubs and restaurants in parts of northern England from next week.Adam Boulton and guests assess the politics of the decision making as the burden of fighting the coronavirus appears to fall on those 'red wall' areas which helped Boris Johnson secure that 80 seat majority.They also discuss the virtual Conservative party conference as the Prime Minister tried to look beyond the virus with optimism and the Chancellor outlined the need to balance the books - a hint perhaps that tax rises are on the way.Joining Adam this week are the Daily Mirror columnist Susie Boniface, writer Benedict Spence and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
October 1, 2020
Trump v Biden: What does it mean for the UK?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the fall out from the chaotic 'interruptathon' - the first US Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden - and examine the significance of the US election to the UK.Also, the Prime Minister and his government are reprimanded by the Speaker of the House of Commons over Coronavirus legislation - on the day Boris Johnson asks the country for forbearance and sacrifice in the ongoing battle against COVID 19. Is the ground being prepared for a second national lockdown and can the Prime Minister keep his vocal backbenchers onside as he navigates the UK's response?Joining Adam this week are: Lecturer in International Political Economy at Birkbeck University Dr Ashok Kumar; comment editor of City AM, Rachel Cunliffe; Sky's diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig
September 24, 2020
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the new restrictions imposed across the UK in response to the rising cases of coronavirus.Too far or not far enough? And with differences of approach by the devolved nations as Scotland and Northern Ireland go further than England, are we starting to witness the slow motion evaporation of the Union?Also, this would have been the week in which the Labour leader was front and centre of the political discourse with a major party conference speech. The panel assesses what impact - if any - Sir Keir Starmer's virtual address has had on the party and the country post-Jeremy Corbyn. Joining Adam this week are the Editor of The Courier newspaper, David Clegg; the deputy leader writer of The Sun, Olivia Utley and Sky’s Chief Political Correspondent Jon Craig.
September 17, 2020
Coronavirus: Testing Times
Adam Boulton and guests examine what the Prime Minister calls 'huge problems' with the coronavirus testing system as infections increase across the UK.They also discuss this week's movements on Brexit and the topic that's got much of Westminster chatting - the diaries of Sasha Swire, the wife of former Tory minister Hugo Swire, which have been serialised this week.Joining Adam this week are the author of 'Big Data: Does Size Matter?' Timandra Harkness; Science writer at UnHerd Tom Chivers and Sky’s Chief Political Correspondent Jon Craig.