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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.
1 day ago
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.
Sep 10, 2020
Brexit: Breaking international law
The All Out Politics podcast returns with new issues on old favourites. Is Operation Moonshot a long-shot as the Prime Minister points to enhanced testing as a way out of the current rise in coronavirus? And what about the admission by a Cabinet minister that the government is attempting to 'break international law' by introducing a new bill to amend the UK's Brexit deal with the EU? The panel assesses the political impact of the 'Internal Market Bill' as negotiations on a free trade agreement with the EU continue in London. Joining Adam Boulton this week are: the legal Editor at Spiked Luke Gittos, Jessica Simor QC from Matrix Chambers and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Aug 20, 2020
Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player
Two Russians agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim? For the full series, search 'Polonium & the Piano Player.' From Sky News StoryCast.
Jul 30, 2020
The war on fat
In the week the Prime Minister begins a campaign to help people lose weight after the coronavirus outbreak, Adam Boulton and guests assess whether the PM's war on fat will have the desired effect. The plans include a ban on junk food advert before 9pm and clearer labelling of calories on alcoholic drinks. The panel also reveal their defining political moments of the year so far as this season of All Out Politics takes a break for the summer. Joining Adam this week are: the Director of the Academy of Ideas Claire Fox, the former Labour strategist Richard Angell and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Jul 23, 2020
Johnson v Starmer and the UK v Russia
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the relationship between the UK and Russia after a parliamentary report on Moscow's activities. It concluded the British government took its eye off the ball and was slow to recognise the potential threat to its democratic process. And as parliament goes into recess, they assess the dynamic of Boris Johnson versus Sir Keir Starmer after the final PMQs of this term. Joining Adam on the podcast are the author of 'The New Cold War - Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West' - Edward Lucas; Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, Tara McCormack and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Jul 16, 2020
China: Which way after Huawei?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the UK's delicate relations with China and Russia after the Huawei news and claims of Russian hacking. The government's decision to remove Huawei technology from the 5G network by 2027 has added to tensions with China following the country's security crackdown in Hong Kong. That as Russia is accused of interfering in last year's general election and trying to steal vaccine ideas from the UK, US and Canada. They also discuss the clarity - or lack of it - over the wearing of face coverings in England. Joining Adam this week are the author of “Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries” Frank Furedi; the director of the British Foreign Policy Group, Sophia Gaston and Sky's political corespondent Joe Pike.
Jul 9, 2020
Shifting the narrative
As the economy becomes the focal point of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Adam Boulton and guests examine the measures outlined by the Chancellor to boost consumer spending and jobs. They also discuss the fallout from the Prime Minister's assertion that too many care homes failed to follow the correct procedures in dealing with the virus as Labour accuse Boris Johnson of 'trying to shift the blame' for his own shortcomings. Joining Adam this week are the Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies Faiza Shaheen, the Comment editor of City AM Rachel Cunliffe and Sky's Political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Jun 25, 2020
Brexit - Four years on
'National hibernation is coming to an end' according to the Prime Minister, signalling a further easing of the lockdown. Adam Boulton and guests examine the political consequences of the decision as scientists warn the move is not without its risks. They also discuss the controversy surrounding the housing secretary Robert Jenrick and his role in a planning case involving the Tory donor Richard Desmond. Plus, four years on from the EU referendum an assessment of where we are at as the deadline for extending the Brexit transition period approaches. Joining Adam this week are: The chief leader writer at The Observer Sonia Sodha, the former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig
Jun 18, 2020
A government in control?
Adam Boulton and guests assess how things are going for the government in the week a Premier League footballer forced a u-turn over free school meals in England and additional lockdown measures were eased to allow non-essential shops to re-open. However, there is still no access to pubs, restaurants, theatres and hairdressers - not to mention the situation with schools. Confusion or an attempt to allow the public to exercise its judgement? They also touch on the row over the merging of the Department for International Development and the Foreign Office as three former Prime Ministers put the boot in. Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips, editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.
Jun 12, 2020
Easing the lockdown: the politics versus the science
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the tension between scientific advice and political decision making over the coronavirus response. An uncomfortable dilemma for the Prime Minister as lockdown measures are gradually eased but not enough for all pupils to return to school. And what about the two-metre social distancing rule? No sign of movement on that despite the impact it will could have on the economy. Joining Adam this week are the founder and headteacher of Michaela Community School in north west London Katharine Birbalsingh, the science columnist at UnHerd Tom Chivers and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann
Jun 4, 2020
George Floyd death - politics and protest
Adam Boulton guests discuss the fallout from the killing of George Floyd in America which has exposed racial fault lines and prompted protests across the US and Europe. They also reflect on the Public Health England report highlighting the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic people. And they examine the controversy over MPs being asked to return to Westminster rather than contribute and vote remotely. Joining Adam this week are the writer and former Brexit party candidate Inaya Folarin Iman; campaigner and Labour councillor Shaista Aziz; and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen
May 28, 2020
Advisers advise but do they decide?
Advisers advise and politicians decide, as the saying goes, and the Prime Minister has decided that his man stays put. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a political controversy as Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings is accused of breaking lockdown rules by travelling from London to Durham in March. On this week's AOP podcast, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the role of the adviser, whether Mr Cummings is indispensable and the fact that the whole affair has polarised public opinion. Joining Adam this week the co-author of “The Powers Behind the Prime Minister: The Hidden Influence of Number Ten,” Sir Anthony Seldon; co-author of “National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy” Professor Matthew Goodwin and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
May 21, 2020
The blame game begins
Adam Boulton and guests examine the care homes controversy and how it has become the focal point of political and social debate. They discuss the blame game that appears to be opening up between ministers and scientists over the advice given and the decisions taken in the fight against the pandemic. And the debate over contact tracing is on the agenda as a government target is missed but the Prime Minister responds by promising a world beating system by June. Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips, the editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt and Sky's people and politics correspondent Nick Martin.
May 14, 2020
The economic consequences of the pandemic
The economy takes centre stage on this week's All Out Politics podcast as Adam Boulton and guests assess the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As scientists keep watch on the 'R' rate of infection, the 'R-word' has returned to the economic discourse with the Chancellor admitting the UK is facing a significant recession. The panel explore the messaging from the devolved nations and the challenges confronting the pandemic as a 'United' Kingdom. And is there a consensus on Adam's view that female leaders of the world have handled the situation better than their male counterparts? Joining the podcast this week are the Comment Editor of City AM, Rachel Cunliffe, the chief executive of the Ipsos MORI Ben Page and Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins.
May 7, 2020
Track and trace: The technology debate
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the new NHS contact-tracing app that's being trialled in the Isle of Wight to help slow the spread of Covid-19. But the decision to go it alone has attracted criticism from privacy campaigners and tech experts who argue it will not be as effective as incorporating the global footprint of Apple and Google. In this week's All Out Politics podcast, the panel debate whether the centralised system envisaged by NHSX is more favourable than the decentralised option. And how receptive are the public to the idea of more data gathering? Joining Adam to examine the issues are the author of 'Big Data: Does Size Matter?' Timandra Harkness, the visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University, James Woodhuysen - and Sky's Technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe.
Apr 30, 2020
The lockdown: Can you separate the politics from the science?
As Boris Johnson returns to Number Ten, what lessons can the UK learn from its global counterparts on easing the lockdown? The next phase of what the government's calling the 'new normal' is on the horizon so Adam Boulton and guests discuss what that could look like and examine the approach taken by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Could this be China's moment as it emerges from the other side of the virus? And how is this crisis affecting Russian president Vladimir Putin? The geopolitics of the pandemic is ripe for discussion. Joining Adam this week - from Poland, staff writer at The Atlantic Anne Applebaum: from Edinburgh, columnist at The Scotsman Joyce McMillan and from Brussels Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.
Apr 23, 2020
When will ministers ease the lockdown?
As MPs 'virtually' return to Westminster, there are some big political decisions to make over the easing of social restrictions to reignite the economy. Adam Boulton and guests discuss the options and predict where we will be in July. And what of Sir Keir Starmer as he uses his first appearance at PMQs as Labour leader to accuse the government of being too slow to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips, the editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Apr 16, 2020
Coronavirus - economic consequences and care homes
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the scale of economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic after the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecast that the economy could shrink by 35% over the next three months. They also assess government plans to boost testing in care homes and question whether ministers been too slow to act as 2,000 homes report outbreaks of the virus. Joining Adam this week are The Spectator's economics correspondent Kate Andrews, The Guardian columnist Owen Jones and Sky's people and politics correspondent Nick Martin.
Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus: The lockdown and the geopolitics
How does the government measure the length of the lockdown and what are the geopolitcal implications of the global coronavirus outbreak? In a sobering week, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the latest political predicaments as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to be treated in intensive care with Covid 19. In his absence, how will the government map out the next phase of the response and will the consequences of the crisis result in zombie economies around the world. Joining Adam this week are the Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens, Europe Director at The Economist Intelligence Unit Joan Hoey and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.
Apr 2, 2020
Virus Pandemic - the past, present and future
Two weeks in to the UK lockdown, Adam Boulton and guests examine the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis so far as delays to the testing of frontline NHS workers result in some uncomfortable headlines for the Prime Minister. They assess the lessons learned from previous pandemics like the Spanish Flu, the current response from ministers and the government's exit strategy as comparisons are made with China and South Korea. And reflections on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership as the party prepares to announce his successor. Joining Adam this week are the historian Peter Frankopan and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.
Mar 26, 2020
Coronavirus: The lockdown and legislation - is it enough?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Prime Minister's big announcement of a near total lockdown as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak But is the messaging getting through and has the government got it right so far? They examine the emergency legislation rushed through parliament to enforce government measures and discuss efforts to fast-track testing - particularly for frontline NHS staff - as the Health Secretary announces a new temporary hospital in London. And as Parliament goes into recess, there is a look back at Jeremy Corbyn's last PMQs as Labour leader. Joining Adam this week are the former MEP and director of the Academy of Ideas Claire Fox and Sky's politcal correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Getting the message across - whatever it takes
A big global health pandemic needs big decisions from political leaders. This week Adam Boulton and guests discuss the government's approach to to handling the coronavirus crisis. An additional budget to prop up the economy, advice to avoid bars, clubs and theatres and school closures across the UK are just some of the measures that have been announced so far. Both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor are promising to do 'whatever it takes' to ease the burden of the virus. Joining Adam this week are comedian and expert in viral bioinformatics Ria Lina and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Mar 13, 2020
Did the chancellor get it right with his coronavirus budget?
In a week where the Prime Minister declared the UK was moving the next phase of its plan to combat coronavirus, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget, in an attempt to protect the economy. So how did it go down? Adam Boulton is joined by economist Ruth Lea, columnist for UnHerd Paul Embery, and Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner.
Mar 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Has globalisation gone too far?
As coronavirus dominates the world's news agenda, Adam Boulton and guests discuss whether the spread will have an impact on our faith in globalisation. They question whether a consequence of the virus could be that it brings 'big government' back into fashion as ministers respond to the outbreak. Also this week, pressure on the Home Secretary over allegations of bullying - which she denies - and there is a look ahead to next week's Budget as the panel predict what could emerge from Rishi Sunak's red box. Joining Adam in the studio are the economics correspondent at The Spectator Kate Andrews, the author of 'Populism and the European Culture Wars' Frank Furedi and Sky's political correspondent Rob Powell.
Feb 27, 2020
Is it time to restart plans for a no deal Brexit?
Brexit is far from being done as battle lines are drawn ahead of the start of trade negotiations with the EU next week. Adam Boulton and guests discuss the crucial next phase of the process in the week the UK and the EU set out their negotiating mandates. They also examine the government's response to the coronavirus and the floods as the Prime Minister is accused of going into hiding. And 100 years on from female journalists being allowed to watch Parliamentary proceedings, the panel champion women working in the Westminster lobby. Joining Adam this week are Lee Jones from Queen Mary University of London and the co-founder of 'The Full Brexit; the comment editor of City AM Rachel Cunliffe and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Feb 14, 2020
Cabinet reshuffle: What happened and why?
It wasn't supposed to end like this. Or was it? Sajid Javid's shock resignation as Chancellor was the main focus of the Cabinet reshuffle but what happened and why? Adam Boulton and guests dissect the behind-closed-doors discussions which resulted in the Prime Minister having much more sway over his new Chancellor's economic plans. They also assess the reasoning behind the sacking of the popular Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith, whether Sinn Fein's gain in last week's election in the Republic of Ireland increases the chances of a referendum on unification and try to solve the conundrum of who DID pay for the PM's new year holiday. Joining Adam this week are the comment and features Editor of City AM Rachel Cunliffe, the writer and author of 'Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising' and 'The European Union and the End of Politics' James Heartfield, Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen and Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins.
Feb 6, 2020
Relationships: The EU, the media and the climate change debate
Relationships are the focus of this week's All Out Politics podcast. The UK's future relationship with the European Union. Will it be 'Canada' or 'Australia' or another arrangement? The mainstream media's relationship with 10 Downing Street following this week's confusion over which journalists were allowed access to an official government briefing. And the political relationship with the issue of climate change as the Prime Minister sacks a former minister who was due to chair a UN climate conference in Glasgow later this year. This as it's announced that the sale of all petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2035. Joining Adam Boulton this week are Director of the British Foreign Policy Group Sophia Gaston, visiting professor at London South Bank University James Woudhysen and Sky's political correspondent Joe Pike.
Jan 30, 2020
How will our time in the European Union be remembered?
As the UK prepares to officially leave the European Union, this week's podcast features reflections on its 47 years as a member. Adam Boulton and guests discuss the pros and cons of being part of the union and what the future relationship could look like. And in the week the BBC announced hundreds of job cuts in its news division, they assess how the corporation can sustain itself. Joining Adam this week are the director of the Demos think tank Polly Mackenzie, director of Labour Future Campaign Brendan Chilton and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Jan 16, 2020
The politics of the Flybe rescue deal
Has the government changed its policy on struggling companies following the Flybe rescue deal? Who would the Tories want to win the Labour leadership race - and who should they fear? And is it worth cranking up Big Ben to mark Brexit on 31st January. Some of the questions Adam Boulton and guests try to answer on this week's edition of the All Out Politics podcast. They also assess the diplomatic situation over Iran and the state of the Union as the Stormont Assembly reconvenes and the Prime Minister refuses Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a second independence referendum. Joining Adam this week are the historian Peter Frankopan, the author Joanna Williams and Sky News correspondent Ali Fortescue.
Jan 9, 2020
How has the PM handled the Iran crisis?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the political and diplomatic tensions over Iran and Boris Johnson's response to this week's developments. They also assess the candidates in the running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Joining Adam this week are The Daily Telegraph's chief political correspondent Christopher Hope, the historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann and Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates.
Dec 20, 2019
Review of the political year
In the final episode of 2019, Adam Boulton and guests review a tumultuous year in British politics. Best and worst political moments? The star of 2019? Who will be most missed? What next for Brexit? And predictions for 2020. Joining Adam in the studio are Lee Jones from Queen Mary University in London and co-founder of The Full Brexit; Director of the British Foreign Policy Group Sophia Gaston and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 11, 2019
It's a general election, actually
Adam Boulton is joined by comedians Rory Bremner and Ria Lina and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen to reflect on the general election campaign. They pick their best and worst moments and name the rising stars of the past six weeks in British politics. The panel also discuss the controversies over set-piece interviews and debates, the issues of 'post-truth politics' and trust and the prospect of tactical voting affecting the outcome of the election.
Nov 28, 2019
Is the NHS up for sale?
The Conservative and SNP manifestos are the main focus of this week's All Out Politics podcast as Adam Boulton and guests examine the parties' pledges. Have the Tories played it too safe after the controversy around the 2017 edition and can the SNP actually help Boris Johnson regain the keys to Number Ten? The panel also discuss this week's claims by Labour that the NHS is - in Jeremy Corbyn's words - up for sale under a post-Brext trade deal with the US. Joining Adam this week are the editor of The Times Literary Supplement Stig Abell, social policy lecturer at Swansea University Dr Ashley Frawley and Sky's political correspondent Rob Powell.
Nov 22, 2019
The spend, spend, spend election?
It's manifesto launch season in the run up to the election campaign and this week Adam Boulton and guests examine the Labour and Liberal Democrat offer to the electorate. And what do the Conservatives have in store after Boris Johnson appeared to inadvertently reveal a big election giveaway with a cut in National Insurance Contributions? Joining Adam this week are Rachel Cunliffe from City AM, Joan Hoey from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Sky's political reporter Rob Powell.
Nov 14, 2019
Hecklers and heavy rain: How do voters feel about the election?
It's been a tough week on the campaign trail, with both party leaders having to deal with hecklers. So how are the parties really doing, and what does the polling say? Joining Adam are political consultant Nina Schick, co-founder of The Full Brexit Dr Philip Cunliffe and Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates.
Nov 7, 2019
Battle buses at the ready
The general election campaign is officially underway, the battles buses are on the road and already the Conservatives and Labour have encountered some bumps along the way. This week, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the state of the parties, the Remain versus Leave dynamic and with several prominent candidates deciding not to stand for re-election, they assess the talent pool available for the next Cabinet. Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips and the editor of Politics.co.uk Ian Dunt.
Oct 31, 2019
Will a Christmas election solve the Brexit crisis?
At the fourth attempt, Boris Johnson has secured the general election he wanted. Instead of discussing leaving the European Union, this week Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to the pre-Christmas vote - the first in December for almost a century. They examine the timing, the key policy battlegrounds and discuss the issue of toxicity in British politics as several MPs decide not to stand as candidates. A fascinating but bitter winter campaign lies ahead. Joining Adam this week are the columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards, the Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox and Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall.
Oct 24, 2019
Is a general election before Christmas inevitable?
What chance a pre-Christmas general election? And what appetite is there for going to the polls among the parties and the public? Adam Boulton and guests discuss another significant week in Parliament as Boris Johnson's 'do or die' pledge to leave the EU by 31st October looks increasingly unlikely. Is a general election the solution to Brexit? What WILL happen on 31st October is the Speaker John Bercow will stand down and the panel will assess the candidates in the running to succeed him. Joining Adam this week are the trade unionist Eddie Dempsey, the authour of 'Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain' Dr Lisa McKenzie and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Oct 18, 2019
Can Boris Johnson get Brexit over the line?
After a deal was finally struck between the UK and the EU, the focus moves from the agreement to the arithmetic as Boris Johnson tries to sell his Brexit plan to MPs. The DUP and every opposition party are planning to vote against it in the Commons on what commentators are referring to as Super Saturday. Joining Adam Boulton to discuss the vote, the new deal and the future of Northern Ireland are The Times' Brussels correspondent Bruno Waterfield, columnist on the Irish News Allison Morris and Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner.
Oct 10, 2019
Could there be a breakthrough in the Brexit talks?
Next week there's a Queen's speech, a crucial EU summit and MPs will meet for a rare Saturday sitting in Parliament. What is going to happen? Adam Boulton is joined by Sky’s political correspondent Kate McCann, Times columnist Matthew Parris and author and academic Joanna Williams.
Oct 3, 2019
Is Boris Johnson's new Brexit offer a game changer?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Prime Minister's new 'take it or leave it' Brexit offer to the EU, its potential impact on Northern Ireland and the likelihood of it being accepted. They'll also reflect on this week's Conservative Party conference at which a number of new policy announcements were made away from the Brexit battlefield. And they'll name their rising star from the gathering in Manchester. Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips, the editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt and Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates.
Sep 26, 2019
The People versus Parliament narrative
Adam Boulton and guests examine the bombshell announcement in the Supreme Court and the subsequent ill-tempered fall out in the House of Commons as Boris Johnson clings to his authority. The panel discuss accusations that Number Ten is orchestrating a People versus Parliament narrative ahead of what seems like an inevitable general election. There are also reflections on the policy announcements at Labour's curtailed party conference in Brighton and a look ahead to the Conservative gathering in Manchester. Joining Adam this week are are the Trade Unionist and columnist at UnHerd Paul Embery, The Times' columnist Jenni Russell and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Sep 19, 2019
Should the UK have a written constitution?
An eventful week in British politics has been dominated by proceedings at the Supreme Court where judges have been listening to arguments over whether the Prime Minister acted lawfully in suspending Parliament. Adam Boulton and guests discuss the hearing and its potential consequences, there's a look ahead to the Labour conference in Brighton and reflections on the Lib Dem gathering Bournemouth where Jo Swinson came out in favour of scrapping Brexit altogether in the event of her becoming Prime Minister. Joining Adam this week are the director of the Demos think tank - and former Special Adviser to Nick Clegg - Polly Mackenzie, the General Secretary of Labour Leave Brendan Chilton and Sky's political reporter Rob Powell.
Sep 12, 2019
Should politics and the judiciary mix?
Boris Johnson has quickly found out it's tough at the top. This week, the Prime Minister has lost more votes in the House of Commons, lost a legal challenge in the Scottish courts and been accused of misleading the Queen over the prorogation of Parliament. It's tough at the top of Labour too as Jeremy Corbyn and his deputy Tom Watson argue over their positions on whether a general election should come before or after a potential second referendum on Brexit. Adam Boulton and guests assess the problems and the divisions for both leaders and, as party conference season approaches, they look ahead to the Liberal Democrats gathering in Bournemouth. Joining Adam this week are the Brexit Party's Claire Fox and the co-founder of Novarra Media Aaron Bastani.
Sep 5, 2019
General Election: A case of 'when' not 'if?'
This week, Boris Johnson has lost his majority, lost control of parliament, lost a vote over a no-deal Brexit and lost an attempt to call a general election. 21 MPs lost the Conservative whip after defying the Prime Minister while Mr Johnson's brother quit as an MP. All this in the first three days after the summer recess. These are not normal times in Westminster and what happens next is anyone's guess. Joining Adam Boulton to help make sense of it all are the Conservative writer Tim Montgomerie, James Meadway who's a former adviser to Labour's John McDonnell and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Aug 29, 2019
Prorogation: Is Boris Johnson being undemocratic?
Recess? What recess? Before MPs have set foot back in Westminster, the Prime Minister is being accused of being undemocratic by suspending Parliament ahead of a Queen's Speech in October. A "constitutional outrage" says the Speaker John Bercow. Not so says Boris Johnson who says he wants to move ahead with a new programme for government and NOT thwart debates on Brexit as the 31st October deadline looms with no deal in place. All this as election fever gathers momentum following a summer of punter-friendly policy announcements. Plenty to discuss ahead of the new term as Adam Boulton is joined by The Guardian columnist Zoe Williams and The Mail on Sunday's Peter Hitchens.
Jul 26, 2019
Are the Tories about to enjoy a Boris bounce?
At the end of a seminal week in politics, we discuss whether Boris Johnson's appointment as prime minister will lead to a boost in Conservative support - as even columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is getting swept up in the excitement. She joins Adam Boulton and his other guests Henry Newton from the Open Europe think tank, Sky political correspondent Rob Powell and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jul 18, 2019
Is Donald Trump racist?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the fallout from the racism storm in the US where Donald Trump has attacked four Democratic congresswomen, telling them to 'go back' to the countries they came from. It's left the two candidates to become the UK's next Prime Minister in a diplomatic dilemma. Should they call it out as racism? Also on the podcast, the prospect of a suspension of Parliament in order to force through a no deal Brexit and as Theresa May prepares to leave Number Ten, the panellists are asked: 'How will history judge her?' Joining Adam this week are the former UK ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott, The New Statesman's Anoosh Chakelian, the Conservative writer Tim Montgomerie and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jul 11, 2019
Can Labour resolve its antisemitism crisis?
What next for Labour following more damaging claims over its handling of antisemitism allegations? And where next for UK-US diplomacy in the aftermath of the leaked emails from the British ambassador Sir Kim Darroch in which he criticised President Trump? We'll also discuss the independent report into bullying in Parliament. Host Adam Boulton is joined by the political editor of The Times Francis Elliott, the journalist and broadcaster Jenny Kleeman and Sky's political reporter Rob Powell.
Jul 4, 2019
Hong Kong protests: How did we get here and what happens next?
The future of Hong Kong has long been a source of simmering tension in UK-China relations, but following this week's protests in the territory, it's now developed into a full diplomatic dispute. On this week's podcast we're looking at what's caused the current escalation, how it could all play out, and what impact a new British Prime Minister might have on matters. Joining Adam Boulton are the Telegraph’s China correspondent Sophia Yan, Sky News’ South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins, director of Hong Kong Watch Johnny Patterson and Times columnist and author Edward Lucas.
Jun 27, 2019
How likely is a no deal Brexit by 31st October?
The Conservative leadership race has been dominated by an apparent row between Boris Johnson and his partner and the Brexit plans of both Mr Johnson and his rival Jeremy Hunt. Do or die by 31st October says Mr Johnson but Mr Hunt is willing to go beyond that IF negotiations with the EU progress well. But what chance of a Halloween deadline being met? Joining Adam Boulton this week are FT columnist and lawyer at Preiskel and Co David Allen Green, head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors Allie Renison, Sky News’ political correspondent Kate McCann and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jun 21, 2019
Will Boris Johnson's campaign strategy work?
Most of us will not get a say in who becomes our next Prime Minister. The decision is in the hands of 160,000 members of the Conservative Party who now have to choose between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Will Mr Johnson's publicity-shy strategy work? Does he need to campaign hard given he is the only Brexiteer on the ballot paper? And can Jeremy Hunt find a way to cause an upset? Also this week, the rising tensions between the US and Iran. Are we on the cusp of war? Joining Adam Boulton this week to discuss the Tory leadership race and Iran are Sky News' director of newsgathering Jonathan Levy, deputy political editor Sam Coates, The Times' defence correspondent Lucy Fisher and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jun 13, 2019
Tory leadership: Who should Boris be afraid of?
With the results in from the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race, Adam Boulton and guests crunch the numbers and discuss the candidates' chances. Can any of them beat Boris Johnson to the top job? Joining Adam are political commentators Tim Montgomerie and Lucy Thomas, Sky News’ political correspondent Kate McCann and head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jun 5, 2019
What did the UK get out of President Trump's visit?
Adam Boulton and guests assess the political impact of Donald Trump's state visit to the UK this week after the President enjoyed the lavish hospitality of the Queen against a backdrop of protests and acrimony. President Trump also waded into the Tory leadership issue as candidates started to drop out of the race to succeed Theresa May. Joining Adam are the deputy political editor of The Sunday Times Caroline Wheeler, former British ambassador to the USA Sir Christopher Meyer and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.
May 29, 2019
What is Theresa May's legacy?
What a week it's been. Since the last episode, Theresa May has resigned as leader of the Conservatives, her party was thumped in the European Parliament elections in which Nigel Farage's Brexit Party came out on top, Labour has indicated a shift in position over a second EU referendum and the list of candidates to succeed Mrs May as Prime Minister has jumped into double figures. Plenty to assess then as host Adam Boulton is joined by the head of politics at City AM Owen Bennett, visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics Sophia Gaston, Sky's political reporter Aubrey Allegretti and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
May 24, 2019
The end of Theresa May’s Game of Thrones
As we approach the “End of May”, Adam Boulton and guests examine the final episode of Game of Thrones in search of political parallels, and ask if throwing milkshake is a legitimate political protest. Joining Adam are Labour MP Wes Streeting, Telegraph journalist and former Conservative MP Rob Wilson, Sky News correspondent Lucy Cotter and head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
1 hr 1 min
May 16, 2019
How should inequality be addressed?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss how inequality should be measured and addressed following a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which suggests the issue has caused an increase in 'deaths of despair.' They also look ahead to next week's European Parliament elections, assessing the potential fallout and the main parties' chances against an emboldened Nigel Farage. Joining Adam this week are Sky's economics editor Ed Conway, research fellow at the think tank the IPPR Grace Blakeley, election expert and Tory peer Robert Hayward and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
May 9, 2019
Should MPs be paid more?
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Tory party's patience - or lack of it - with Theresa May; the future of the 'special relationship' between the US and UK as the American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns about Huawei and Iran - after the birth of an Anglo-American royal baby; and the panel assess the impact of the MPs expenses scandal 10 years on. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political editor Beth Rigby, freelance political journalist Marie Le Conte, Sky's defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
May 3, 2019
What can we learn from the local election results?
As the main parties suffer what appears to be a Brexit backlash in local elections in England and Northern Ireland, Adam Boulton guests assess the wider political impact of the results. The week, however, has been somewhat dominated by the sacking of the defence secretary Gavin Williamson over the leaking of information from the National Security Council. Both issues are up for discussion and joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, Sky's election experts professors Michael Thrasher and Will Jennings and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Apr 25, 2019
A turning point in Northern Ireland politics?
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on sobering week in Northern Ireland following the murder of the journalist Lyra McKee. Remarks at her funeral have reignited the debate over the future of a power sharing government and an end to violence on the streets. Also this week, as the the Extinction Rebellion protests reach their conclusion, have their efforts helped or hindered the climate change cause? And with the European Parliament elections (potentially) on the horizon, the panel assess the prospects of Change UK following its campaign launch this week. Joining Adam are Sky's senior Ireland correspondent David Blevins, talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, author of The Climate Majority Leo Barasi, Sky's political reporter Rob Powell and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Apr 18, 2019
EU elections: Now it's Farage AGAINST Ukip
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the French response to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this week and assess the nation's religious literacy which has been scrutinised in the aftermath. And with European Parliament elections on the horizon, there's the fascinating spectacle of the battle for the pro-Leave vote with UKIP up against Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. Joining Adam this week are the journalist Andy Walton, France 24's London correspondent Benedicte Paviot and Sky's political reporter Rob Powell.
Apr 11, 2019
Halloween havoc: Can Theresa May's Brexit deal rise from the dead?
Adam Boulton and guests examine the implications of a new Brexit deadline after EU leaders suggested a departure by 31st October. The Halloween imagery is far too easy for a story of Brexit's twists and turns but it leaves the Prime Minister having to convince MPs once again that the Withdrawal Agreement must be brought back from the dead to secure what she calls an 'orderly departure.' Throw in the potential for an expensive European election campaign and moves to unseat the PM again, the uncertainty has far from disappeared. Joining Adam in Brussels are Sky's Europe correspondent Michelle Clifford and in Westminster the Telegraph's Brexit commissioning editor Asa Bennett, the head of politics at City AM Owen Bennett and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Apr 4, 2019
Can May and Corbyn broker a Brexit deal?
Another week another potential delay to Brexit as Parliament struggles to agree a path to honouring the result of 2016 EU referendum. Adam Boulton is joined by an expert panel of guests to look at the short term options available as Theresa May instigates discussions with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the way forward, with next week's summit in Brussels critical to satisfying EU deadlines. Joining Adam are the COO of Best for Britain and co-host of the Remainiacs podcast Naomi Smith, Guido Fawkes reporter Tom Harwood, The Times' deputy political editor Sam Coates, Sky's Europe correspondent Mark Stone and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Mar 28, 2019
Who or what can break the Brexit deadlock?
Adam Boulton and guests assess another dramatic week in Westminster in which the Prime Minister was the subject of a Cabinet coup, offered her resignation, saw the government lose control of debates in the Commons, and witnessed MPs fail to agree on a way forward in the Brexit process. Joining Adam to work out where it is all heading are the editor of City AM Christian May, co-host of the Zeitgeist Tapes and House of Comments podcasts Emma Burnell, Sky's political editor Faisal Islam and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Mar 21, 2019
Parliament versus Prime Minister in final Brexit showdown
Adam Boulton is in Brussels as the clock ticks towards the UK's legal departure from the European Union. 11pm on 29th March 2019 is on the horizon but there is no clear path to Brexit and following another dramatic week, a showdown between the Prime Minister and Parliament is looming. Joining Adam to discuss the prospects for the next week and beyond are Sky's Europe correspondent Mark Stone, Chloe Westley from the Taxpayers' Alliance, the former deputy director of the Remain campaign Lucy Thomas and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Mar 15, 2019
Brexit: Is a General Election inevitable?
At the end of a tumultuous political week, Adam Boulton and guests attempt to navigate their way through the various parliamentary twists and turns in the Brexit process. The votes, the politics and the legalities are all up for discussion as the path to honouring the EU referendum result in 2016 remains unclear. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann, the Telegraph's Brexit commissioning editor Asa Bennett, the chief executive of the Demos think tank Polly MacKenzie and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Mar 8, 2019
The politics of knife crime
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the political arguments associated with the rise in knife crime as Theresa May insists there is no direct correlation between 'certain crimes and police numbers.' With another Meaningful Vote on Brexit on the horizon, can Mrs May get her deal through the Commons? And what can we expect from the Chancellor's Spring Statement next week? Joining Adam this week are Sky's economics editor Ed Conway, Research Fellow for the Centre for Policy Studies Harriet Sergeant, Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Feb 28, 2019
Who will last longer, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn?
Adam Boulton and guests assess the next steps as Theresa May faces accusations of more 'can kicking' over Brexit. The Prime Minister's opened the door to potential votes on taking 'no deal' off the table AND extending Article 50. Inevitably the issue is dividing the Conservatives but there are also problems for Labour as Jeremy Corbyn pivots towards backing a second referendum against the backdrop of more claims of anti-Semitism. Plenty to talk about as usual and joining Adam this week are The Telegraph's Brexit commissioning editor Asa Bennett, Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann and the FT's political editor George Parker.
Feb 21, 2019
Party splits, the Independent Group and Brexit
It was meant to be recess. So with Adam Boulton on his own recess, several Labour and Conservative MPs decided to resign from their parties to join the new Independent Group. Some blamed Brexit, others the culture with their parties. All were convinced that it's time for a change. To examine a tumultuous week in politics, Sophy Ridge took time out from her Sunday show to host this week's edition of AOP and she was joined by former Labour adviser and author of 'Punch and Judy Politics' Ayesha Hazarika, former Lib Dem adviser and Chief Executive of the Demos think tank Polly Mackenzie, the deputy editor of The Article Olivia Utley and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Feb 14, 2019
Trade, Grayling and Brexit
With just six weeks to go until Brexit - and in the week in which the International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox signed the 4th of the 40 deals he expects to seal before 29th March - Adam Boulton and guests discuss post-Brexit trade, tariffs and the relationship with the World Trade Organisation. They also examine the latest controversy involving the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after a multi-million pound shipping contract - to a company with no ships - was cancelled. Joining Adam this week are the Sky's business correspondent Adam Parsons, the Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors Allie Rennison, Sky's political reporter Rob Powell and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Feb 7, 2019
Brexit, Venezuela and Political Editorship
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the diplomatic tensions between the UK and the European Union after the EU Council President Donald Tusk said there was a 'special place in hell' for politicians who promoted Brexit without a plan to deliver it. They'll assess the Labour party's positions on Venezuela - where the country's opposition leader has declared himself interim president - and antisemitism. And in the week Sky News announced that Beth Rigby is to become its new political editor, Adam recalls his 25 years in the hotseat and offers Beth his survival tips! Joining Adam and Beth are Sky's diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jan 31, 2019
Brexit - Deal, No Deal or No Brexit?
We are weeks away from the date the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union but the shape of Brexit is still unclear. There was light at the end of a Eurotunnel for Theresa May this week as MPs backed an amendment on the Irish backstop which could be enough to get her deal through Parliament...BUT...the EU has made it clear there will be no renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement. So where does that leave us? Joining Adam Boulton to discuss the options are Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London; Financial Times Political Correspondent Laura Hughes, Sky News’ political reporter Rob Powell and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jan 24, 2019
Brexit - The Options
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the options available to Theresa May as she tries to win support for a Brexit 'Plan B' among her parliamentary colleagues. With the clock ticking towards 29th March, can the Prime Minister secure a deal? Will Article 50 be delayed? Can and will a 'No Deal Brexit' be taken off the table? Will the hard Brexiteers be left with no option but to back some form of deal? We know there won't be a 'second referendum' amendment which has raised questions about the Labour leadership among the party's own MPs so what is Jeremy Corbyn's next move? Joining Adam are Sky's deputy political editor Beth Rigby, political consultant and commentator Nina Schick, deputy editor of the Article Olivia Utley and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jan 17, 2019
Meaningful Vote, No Confidence Vote and Brexit
What a week it's been in Westminster as the Brexit crisis started to bite harder. A thumping defeat for Theresa May's Brexit plan prompted Jeremy Corbyn to table a motion of no confidence in the government....which was rejected by MPs. So where now? What is plan B? How can Parliament honour the referendum of 2016? Plenty to talk about this week and joining Adam Boulton to go over it all are the Labour MP Stella Creasy, Conservative MP George Freeman, Sky's political reporter Rob Powell and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Jan 15, 2019
Harassment and Brexit
In this first episode of 2019, Adam Boulton and guests question the boundaries of protest and ask what can be done about the harassment of MPs and journalists in Westminster. With the meaningful vote on Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement on the horizon, there's an assessment of this week's government defeats in the Commons and there are questions over whether the Speaker was out of order in agreeing to give MPs more sway over the process. Joining Adam this week are the Conservative MPs Anna Soubry and Owen Paterson, the Labour MP Jess Phillips, the editor of the online political magazine 'Spiked' Brendan O'Neill and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen.
Dec 20, 2018
Corbyn Row, Brexit, Review of the Year
In the final episode of the year Adam Boulton and guests discuss the row over whether Jeremy Corbyn did or did not call the Prime Minister a 'stupid woman' and they reflect on a monumental political year in the UK and abroad. Joining Adam to pick their stories of the year, their moments of 2018, the winners and losers of the past 12 months and their predictions for 2019 are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, the deputy editor of The Article Olivia Utley, the director of Demos Polly Mackenzie and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Corbyn #Brexit #AllOutPolitics #StupidWoman #SkyNews #2018Review #MakeDebatesHappen
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Dec 13, 2018
Brexit, Meaningful Vote and Theresa May
Adam Boulton and guests discuss another dramatic week in politics which started with the deferral of the Meaningful Vote on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, progressed into a confidence vote among Conservative MPs on Mrs May's leadership and culminates in further discussions with the EU about the Irish backstop. So, with accusations of kicking the can down the road ringing in he ears, the Prime Minister looks likely to be politically live and kicking for some time to come (or at least until Christmas). Adam hosts in Brussels alongside Sky's diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn and they're joined in Westminster by Sky's political corespondent Kate McCann and the Head of Sky Data, Harry Carr. #Brexit #MeaningfulVote #May #AllOutPolitics #skynews #politics
Dec 6, 2018
Brexit Special - Contempt, Meaningful Vote and May Future
It's another Brexit special as we count down to next week's Meaningful Vote on the deal agreed between the UK and the EU. In the lead up, the Government's been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time over its failure to publish its full legal advice on the deal and MPs backed a call for the Commons to have a direct say in what happens if - as expected - the Prime Minister's proposal is rejected. Joining Adam Boulton to discuss the political and legal implications of this week's events are Sky's Home editor Jason Farrell, the contributing editor of the FT and solicitor at Preiskel & Co LLP David Allen Green and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #AllOutPolitics #MakeebatesHappen #SkyNews
Nov 28, 2018
Brexit - Deal done but what next?
Adam Boulton and guests attempt to map out the next steps in the Brexit process as Theresa May tries to convince MPs to back the deal she secured wit the European Union over the weekend. What can MPs do if they're not happy with it? What can the government do if it's rejected after the meaningful vote? Joining Adam this week are Dr Joelle Grogan, Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University; Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary's University London; Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #skynews #makedebateshappen
Nov 22, 2018
Brexit Latest and May Future
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the progress that's been made over the Withdrawal Agreement and the deal on the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU. Simmering in the background is the waiting game over whether 48 Conservative MPs submit a 'no confidence in the Prime Minister' letter to the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee. The charge is being led by Jacob Rees-Mogg and the European Research Group but so far, there has been little sign of Theresa May facing an imminent threat to her leadership. Plenty to talk about as usual. Joining Adam this week are The Spectator's political correspondent Katy Balls, Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall, Europe correspondent Mark Stone and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #skynews #politics #makedebateshappen
Nov 15, 2018
Brexit - The Legalities and the Politics
It's a Brexit special this week as Adam Boulton and guests try to make sense of the political landscape following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the European Union. Despite front bench resignations in response to the deal, Theresa May is promising to see Brexit through. But what are the implications of this week's developments both politically and legaly? Joining Adam this week are David Allen Green, contributing editor of the FT and solicitor at Preiskel & Co LLP, Sky's political correspondent Laura Bundock and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #SkyNews #politics
Nov 8, 2018
US Midterms, Trump and Brexit
Adam Boulton hosts this week's podcast from Washington DC where Donald Trump has come out fighting following the US Midterms in which the Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but retained the Senate. The President's described it as a 'tremendous success' but the results were soon overshadowed by a typically feisty news conference in which he clashed, most notably, with CNN reporter Jim Acosta...not to mention the sacking of his Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It makes the latest Brexit developments seem small fry by comparison. To talk about all of these issues, Adam is joined in Washington by Sky's US correspondent Amanda Walker and in London by the playwright and New European columnist Bonnie Greer, Greg Swenson from Republicans Overseas, Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #2018MidtermElections #Trump #Brexit #skynews #MakeDebatesHappen
Nov 2, 2018
Budget, Angela Merkel and the US Midterm Elections
Adam Boulton and guests dissect the week's big political issues in the UK and beyond. This week, they reflect on Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget and whether it was the big giveaway that has been described in some quarters. What next for Germany as Angela Merkel announces she'll slowly fade out of office and not seek re election in 2021? And there's a look ahead to next week's US Midterm elections where Donald Trump's Republicans are fighting to keep control of both houses of Congress. Joining Adam this week are the former British ambassador to the United States and Germany Sir Christopher Meyer, Sky's deputy political editor Beth Rigby and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Budget #Merkel #Brexit #USmidterms #Trump #GOP #Democrats #SkyNews
Oct 25, 2018
Bullying, Language, Theresa May and the Budget
Adam Boulton and guests focus on the culture in Westminster this week as the House of Commons Commission confirms it's backing the recommendations of the Cox report on bullying and harassment in Parliament. "Assassination is in the air" and "the moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted" are two anonymous quotes attributed to MPs in relation to Theresa May's future this week - the panel will examine whether those in public life ought to watch their words. And we look ahead to next week's Budget and the important issue of whether's it's been scheduled to avoid clashing with Halloween! Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, the FT's political correspondent Laura Hughes and Amy Leversidge from the FDA union for public sector professionals. #Bullying #language #Brexit #Budget #skynews #politics
Oct 18, 2018
Saudi Arabia, International Journalists and Brexit
Adam Boulton presents this week's All Out Politics podcast from Brussels as another big week in the Brexit negotiations reaches its climax. But before the panel assess the current state of play, there's a discussion about the safety of journalists around the world following the disappearance of the Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey and the recent murders of Viktoria Marinova in Bulgaria and Jan Kuciak in Slovakia. Joining Adam this week are Sky's Europe correspondent Mark Stone, The Times' chief foreign correspondent Christina Lamb, veteran foreign correspondent Michael Binyon and from the Saudi capital Riyadh, Sky's diplomatic editor, Dominic Waghorn. #Brexit #JamalKhashoggi #journalism #SaudiArabia #Turkey #skynews
Oct 11, 2018
Brexit and the DUP, the SNP and Brazil's Presidential Election
This week’s All Out Politics podcast takes us from Northern Ireland, to Scotland, then all the way to South America. Brexit threats from the DUP, Nicola Sturgeon pleading for SNP patience, and Brazil’s presidential election are all discussed by Adam Boulton and his guests. We’ll also find out the latest in Sky News' #MakeDebatesHappen campaign to establish an independent commission to oversee televised leaders' debates ahead of general elections. Adam’s joined in the studio by the freelance journalist Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Politics Home editor Kevin Schofield, Sky News’ Political Correspondent Laura Bundock and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #DUP #Brazil #SNP #MakeDebatesHappen #SkyNews
Oct 4, 2018
Tories, SNP and #MakeDebatesHappen
Take a chance on this week's All Out Politics podcast from Sky News as Adam Boulton and guests review the Tory conference in Birmingham, look ahead to the Scottish National Party's gathering in Glasgow and assess the Sky News campaign for an independent commission to organise leaders' debates at future general elections. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Laura Bundock and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #CPC18 #SNP #MakeDebatesHappen #SkyNews
Sep 27, 2018
Labour, Tories and Trump
With the party conference season in full swing, Adam Boulton and guests reflect on Labour's gathering in Liverpool and preview a difficult looking event for Theresa May and her Conservatives in Birmingham. There's plenty to discuss on Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn shifts his party's position on a potential second referendum - although Labour says it's ready for a general election. The Prime Minister's been promoting a post-Brexit Britain at the United Nations but it's President Trump who's dominated the headlines in New York. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, The Guardian's Zoe Williams, Westmonster's Michael Heaver and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Lab18 #CPC18 #Brexit #Trump #MakeDebatesHappen
Sep 20, 2018
Lib Dems, Labour and TV Debates
An exotic spresm of political discussion on this week's All Out Politics podcast as Adam Boulton and guests reflect on this week's Liberal Democrat conference and look ahead to Labour's gathering in Liverpool. There's also more on Sky News' #MakeDebatesHappen campaign to establish an independent commission to oversee televised leaders' debates ahead of general elections. Joining Adam this week are Sky's deputy political editor Beth Rigby, political correspondent - and author of the new book 'Left for Dead: The Strange Death and Rebirth of the Labour Party - Lewis Goodall, and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #LibDems #LabourConference #MakeDebatesHappen #skynews
Sep 13, 2018
Brexit, May Future and the Liberal Democrats
Adam Boulton hosts the Sky News podcast on the week's big political talking points. There are mutinous mutterings on the Conservative backbenches but it's the Prime Minister's Chequers compromise rather than the PM herself which is causing consternation as the UK heads towards a possible 'No Deal Brexit.' That's despite a leading group of Brexiteers apparently talking openly about ousting Theresa May. And Brighton is the first stop on the party conference season tour as the Liberal Democrats gather on the south coast. What next for the party after Sir Vince Cable mooted plans for new rules in the race to succeed him? Joining Adam this week are the deputy political editor of The Sunday Times Caroline Wheeler, journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #Chequers #LibDems #skynews
Sep 6, 2018
Brexit, Antisemitism and Trump
We're back after after the summer break but just to shake things up, Adam Boulton and guests discuss Brexit, the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour Party and the apparent internal dissent from an anonymous source in Donald Trump's White House. A fascinating week in politics and joining Adam to assess the big issues are Sky's deputy political editor Beth Rigby, Tony Blair's former adviser Matthew Doyle, The Telegraph's Brexit editor Dia Chakravarty and our resident statto, the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.
Aug 2, 2018
Brexit: What next?
Another year of Parliament is up so ahead of the summer break, Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to the possible outcomes of the tangled web that is Brexit. Will the UK, as planned, leave the EU? If so, what form will it take and what will be the consequences? What next for Theresa May? And will UKIP return to its former heights? Joining Adam in attempting to answer those questions are Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent Matthew Goodwin, Director of the Demos think tank Polly Mackenzie and our resident number cruncher, the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #skynews
Jul 26, 2018
Labour, Anti-Semitism and Brexit
Adam Boulton hosts the weekly podcast discussing and analysing the big political issues of our time. This week, it appears the Labour leadership still can't seem to shake off accusations of anti-semitism with the controversy over its adoption - or not - of the 'gold standard' International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition. And what chance of a No Deal Brexit - or even a World Trade Brexit? The new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab have had their say his week as uncertainty over the UK's future relationship with the EU grows. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall, The Spectator's Katy Balls and the Head of Sky Data, Harry Carr. #Labour #Brexit #SkyNews
Jul 19, 2018
Brexit, Labour and Trump
Adam Boulton hosts the weekly All Out Politics podcast from Sky News. This week, Theresa May survives key Commons votes but her Chequers deal continues to be scrutinised by all sides; Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's accused of anti-semitism over the wording of the party's new guidelines on the issue; and coulda woulda shoulda - what IS Donald Trump's position on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election following his controversial summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki? Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Laura Bundock and the head of Sky Data, Harry Carr. #Brexit #Labour #TrumpPutinSummit #skynews
Jul 5, 2018
Brexit, the NHS at 70 and the World Cup
Adam Boulton hosts the Sky News political podcast and with the publication of a Brexit White Paper imminent, Adam and guests examine the sticking points for the PM and the mood among her Cabinet ahead of its release. There's a discussion about the NHS on its 70th birthday as the panel compares the health service to that in Germany and the US and we capitalise on the feel good factor (in England at least) generated by the World Cup in Russia. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political editor Faisal Islam, Sky's Europe correspondent Michelle Clifford and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #NHS70 #WorldCup #Russia2018
Jun 28, 2018
EU, Cabinet Chaos and the World Cup
Adam Boulton hosts the weekly politics podcast from Sky News. This week - Angela Merkel is looking for bilateral deals with other European countries to take back some asylum seekers as she comes under pressure from CSU, is the cabinet here in chaos after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reportedly used some fruity language and Liz Truss made jokes at Michael Gove's expense and how does the World Cup compare to the political landscape. Joining Adam this week are Sky News’ Europe Correspondent Michelle Clifford, Director of Data and Polling at Rasmussen Global Nina Schick, Sky News' Home Editor Jason Farrell and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr.#EU #Merkel #BorisJohnson #worldcup #politics #skynews #podcast
Jun 21, 2018
NHS, Brexit, Trump and Cannabis
Adam Boulton hosts the weekly politics podcast from Sky News. This week - a funding increase for the NHS in England but there's an argument over whether a 'Brexit dividend' actually exists; the EU Withdrawal Bill passes through both Houses of Parliament thanks in part to non-rebellious rebels; President Trump u-turns on immigration but questions whether being strong means you lack heart; and the Home Secretary's rejection of Lord Hague's suggestion that cannabis should be legalised for medicinal AND recreational use in a drive to win the war on drugs. Joining Adam this week are The Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, Talk Radio host and FT columnist James Max and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #NHS #Brexit #Trump #cannabis #politics #skynews #podcast
Jun 14, 2018
Trump, Brexit and the World Cup
Adam Boulton hosts the weekly political podcast from Sky News. This week, Adam and guests discuss the fallout from Donald Trump's meeting with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un off the back of a controversial G7 summit in Canada. There's the parliamentary mechanics of Brexit in full swing with the Prime Minister accused of another 'fudge' and some light relief as the panel tackle the World Cup which is underway in Russia. Joining Adam this week are The Washington Post columnist Anna Applebaum, The Times' Defence Editor Deborah Haynes, Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #TrumpKimSummit #Trump #G7 #Brexit #worldcup2018
Jun 7, 2018
Brexit, Northern Trains, Islamophobia
Adam Boulton and guests dig into the detail on Brexit ahead of next week's key votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill. Problems on the railways in northern England have increased the pressure on the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling as the Prime Minister described the situation as 'unacceptable.' And there's a discussion on alleged Islamophobia in the Conservative Party with the Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum accusing the Tories of prioritising electoral concerns ahead of taking decisive action. Joining Adam this week are Sky's Political Editor Faisal Islam and the Daily Telegraph's Brexit Editor Dia Chakravarty. #skynews #Brexit #NorthernRail #Grayling #Islamophobia
May 31, 2018
Ireland's Abortion Vote, Italy and Political Nostalgia
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on last week's historic abortion referendum in Ireland and question the implications for Northern Ireland; they discuss the political chaos in Italy where there has been no government since elections in March; and they assess the power of nostalgia in politics as research by Sky Data and Demos found many of us longing for the 'good old days' of yesteryear. Joining Adam this week are Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby, Europe correspondent Mark Stone in Rome, Head of International Research at Demos Sophie Gaston and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #IrelandReferendum #Italy #Nostalgia #SkyNews
May 17, 2018
East Coast Main Line, Brexit and 'Menopausal' Economy
Adam Boulton presents the weekly politics podcast which includes a discussion about the East Coast Mainline going back into government control; a Brexit intervention from David Miliband and an assessment of the language used by a senior banker who described the UK economy as 'menopausal.' Joining Adam this week are the New Statesman's Julia Rampen, Sky's business presenter Ian King and Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell. #EastCoastMainLine #Brexit #Menopausal #skynews
May 10, 2018
Iran, Brexit, Generation Gap and PM's Oxford Portrait Controversy
Several topics on this week's agenda as Adam Boulton and guests discuss President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran deal, more divisions and defeats for the government on Brexit, the '10k for 25 year-old's' recommendation to increase inter-generational fairness and the row over the removal of Theresa May's picture from Oxford University. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Laura Bundock and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Iran #Trump #Brexit #Oxford #skynews #politics
May 3, 2018
Brexit, Javid and Trump
With a soft Brexit rebellion in the Lords and a hard Brexit rebellion threatened in the Commons, Adam Boulton and guests assess the state of play and the Parliamentary arithmetic over the EU Withdrawal Bill. There's a new Home Secretary to talk about in Sajid Javid; and a typical week for Donald Trump as he's caught up in more controversy while also being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. Joining Adam this week are the New York Times and Guardian journalist Beth Gardiner, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby and the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #Rudd #Windrush #Javid #Trump #SkyNews
Apr 26, 2018
Windrush, Universal Credit and Macron in the USA
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the growing pressure on the Home Secretary over the Windrush controversy and the apparent immigration targets in the Home Office. They look at the social and political impact of the roll out of universal credit following a Sky News special report into the effect its having on people. And as body language experts examine the bromance between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, there's a discussion on the hard and soft news following the French President's visit to the United States. Joining Adam this week are Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Windrush #UniversalCredit #RyanAbrahams #TrumpMacron #skynews
Apr 19, 2018
Windrush Controversy and Enoch Powell
Immigration is at the heart of this week's All Out Politics podcast as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the brewing controversy over the 'Windrush generation' and reflect on the infamous 'Rivers of Blood' speech by the former Conservative shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell - 50 years on. Joining Adam this week are The 'I' columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Sky's political editor Faisal Islam, senior political correspondent Jason Farell and the head of Sky Data Harry Carr. #Windrush #EnochPowell #skynews #AllOutPolitics
Apr 12, 2018
Syria and Local Elections
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the ongoing situation in Syria and the potential for military action involving the US, the UK and France in response to an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma. They'll also look ahead to next month's local elections in England, assessing the key battlegrounds and whether the outcome will have any impact on a national level. Joining Adam this week are the psephologist and Conservative peer Lord Hayward, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby, Head of Sky Data Harry Carr and Sky's elections analyst Michael Thrasher. #Syria #LocalElections #AllOutPolitics #SkyNews
Apr 5, 2018
Anti-Semitism, Russia and London Violence
This week, Adam Boulton and guests examine Jeremy Corbyn's handling of the anti-semitism row dominating his party, the diplomatic fallout from the Sky News interview with the head of the Porton Down research lab over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, and the violence in London where the number of murder investigations has topped 50 for 2018 already. Joining Adam this week are National Director of the Jewish Labour Movement, Ella Rose; former Jewish Chronicle Journalist - and current news editor at Sky - Sandy Rashty; Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall and the Head of Sky Data, Harry Carr. #Labour #Corbyn #Russia #Skripal #London #skynews
Mar 28, 2018
Brexit UK Tour and Deposit Return Scheme
It's a Brexit special this week as Adam Boulton and guests tour the UK and assess the public mood with exactly one year until the country leaves the European Union. Having visited Swansea and Sunderland, Adam is joined in Edinburgh by the Head of Sky Data Harry Carr and Sky News producers Emily Jennings and Ann-Marie Parry ahead of a trip to Enniskillen. The panel also discuss the government's plans to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme in England in an effort to increase recycling of single use plastics and cans.#Brexit #oceanrescue #passonplastic #skynews
Mar 16, 2018
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Russian spy mystery almost two weeks after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were discovered poisoned on a bench in Salisbury. Tensions between London and Moscow are escalating following Theresa May's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. The panel assess the tit-for-tat dispute and explore next steps in UK/Russia relations. They'll also offer their predictions ahead of what's unlikely to be a close Presidential contest this weekend. Joining Adam this week are former Moscow foreign correspondent Mary Dejevsky, Sky's Diplomatic Editor Dominic Waghorn, senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and Head of Data, Harry Carr. #Russia #Skripal #skynews #putin
Mar 8, 2018
International Women's Day, Italy and Russian Spy
On International Women's Day, gender and equality top the agenda as our panel discuss whether feminism is a damaged brand. There is the fall out from the Italian election where the Eurosceptic 5 Star Movement and Lega were the big winners. And the political and diplomatic implications of the poisoning of a Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury. Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby, Europe correspondent Michelle Clifford, specialist producer Lucy Plint and head of data Harry Carr join host Adam Boulton for this week's All Out Politics podcast. Please leave a review! #InternationalWomensDay #Italy 'RussianSpy #SkyNews
Mar 1, 2018
Italian Election, Brexit and the Oscars
Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to this weekend's general election in Italy where immigration is dominating the debate and the 81 year-old Silvio Berlusconi is being widely tipped to be the kingmaker despite being banned from standing himself. There's the latest analysis on Brexit as Theresa May rejects proposals from the EU over the thorny issue of the Irish border. And there's a brief look ahead to this weekend's Oscars. Joining Adam this week are The Spectator's Katy Balls, Alberto Castelvecchi an expert in political communication at Rome’s Luiss business school, Sky's political correspondent Tom Rayner and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Italy #Brexit #Oscars
Feb 22, 2018
Corbyn, Northern Ireland and Brexit
In this week's episode, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the 'Czech spy' claims made against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leader's warning to the media that 'change' is on the horizon. They examine the long running deadlock over the restoration of power sharing in Northern Ireland and the latest on you've guessed it....Brexit. Joining Adam this week are Sky's senior political correspondents Beth Rigby and Jason Farrell, Dublin correspondent Darren McCaffrey and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Corbyn #NorthernIreland #Stormont #Brexit
Feb 15, 2018
Oxfam, Brexit and Animal Welfare
Adam Boulton and guests tackle the scandal engulfing Oxfam and assess the wider debate over international aid funding; they examine the Valentine's Day message from the Foreign Secretary and his attempt to each out those opposed to Brexit; and they consider whether animal welfare has become important political teritory. Joining Adam this week are The Guardian's Zoe Williams, Sky's specialist producer Helen-Ann Smith and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Oxfam #Brexit #AnimalWelfare
Feb 8, 2018
Gender Politics and Brexit
In the week politics marked 100 years since women were given the right to vote, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the suffragettes, feminism and whether there is a level playing field at Westminster. It's also been an interesting week on the Brexit front as leaked reports on its economic impact suggested UK industry could be hit hard while Michel Barnier revealed that, without a customs union and being outside the single market, trade barriers were unavoidable. Joining Adam this week are The Times' senior political correspondent Lucy Fisher, Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and Head of Data Harry Carr. #vote100 #Brexit #skynews
Feb 1, 2018
May Future, Brexit and Voting Age
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the rumblings around Theresa May's future as she tries to seize the future trade initiative in China; the apparent leak of a government paper which suggests any Brexit deal with the EU will lead to lower growth; and if you can marry, join the army or work full time at 16, why shouldn't you be able to vote? Joining Adam this week are The Daily Telegraph's Brexit Commissioning Editor Asa Bennett and Sky's senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet. #May #Brexit #VotingAge #skynews
Jan 25, 2018
Sexism in the City, NHS, Ocean Rescue and Angela Merkel
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the sexism row that's forced the closure of The President's Club, the intervention from Boris Johnson over the funding of the NHS in England, the progress of Sky's Ocean Rescue Campaign one year on and the future of Angela Merkel in Germany as talks over a coalition show little signs of movement. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political correspondent Laura Bundock, Head of Data Harry Carr, Europe correspondent Mark Stone and the producer behind the Ocean Rescue campaign, Helen-Ann Smith. #PresidentsClub #sexism #NHS #PassOnPlastic #Merkel #skynews
Jan 19, 2018
Carillion, Franco-British relations and Donald Trump
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the collapse of Carillion and whether private companies can be trusted with their role in public services. How 'cordiale' is the 'entente' as French President Emmanuel Macron (and eventually the Bayeux Tapestry) visit the UK? And one year on from President Trump's inauguration, the panel looks back at his impact and assesses his approval ratings. Joining Adam this week are Sky's senior political corespondent Robert Nisbet, Head of Data Harry Carr and later in the podcast, The Guardian's Dawn Foster. #Carillion #Trump #Macron #BayeuxTapestry #skynews
Jan 11, 2018
Cabinet Reshuffle, NHS and Army Recruitment
In the first All Out Politics podcast of 2018, Adam Boulton and guests examine the comings, goings and 'almost-went-but-just-about-held ons' in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle and the debate over whether the Army's latest recruitment campaign - which focuses on mental health and diversity - will help broaden its appeal. Joining Adam this week are Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby, The Times' senior political correspondent Lucy Fisher and Sky's Defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall. #reshuffle #nhs #army #skynews
Dec 21, 2017
Damian Green, Review of 2017 and 2018 Predictions
In the final AOP Podcast of the political year, Adam Boulton and guests discuss another Cabinet departure, review 2017 and look ahead to the next 12 months. Joining Adam to discuss the Damian Green sacking, the big moments of 2017 and their 3 predictions for the next year are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #DamianGreen #SkyNews
Dec 14, 2017
Adam Boulton is in Brussels this week as Theresa May tries to move Brexit talks to trade. The Prime Minister left London having seen her government defeated over an amendment to guarantee MPs a vote on any final deal. So, where next for Brexit? Joining Adam to discuss these delicate matters are the Daily Telegraph's senior political correspondent Kate McCann and Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen. #Brexit #skynews
Dec 8, 2017
Brexit and Jerusalem
Finally an agreement that 'sufficient progress' has been made to move Brexit negotiations on to trade and the future relationship. But at what price? Has Theresa May turned what was looking like a bad week into a good one? And how will this 'deal' go down with those hard Brexiteers? Also this week, Donald Trump's hugely controversial statement recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital. What impact will this have on the two-state solution in the Middle East? Joining Adam Boulton this week are Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, Europe correspondent Mark Stone and Diplomatic Editor Dominic Waghorn. #Brexit #Jerusalem #skynews
Nov 30, 2017
Trump Tweets, Brexit Bill and Royal Wedding
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the diplomatic tensions caused by Donald Trump retweeting the far-right group Britain First; the mathematical speculation over Britain's Brexit divorce bill; and this week's royal engagement which just nudged the government's Industrial Strategy announcement off the agenda (even though we DO talk about it). Joining Adam this week are The Spectator's Katy Balls and Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby. #TrumpTweets #Brexit #RoyalEngagement #skynews
Nov 23, 2017
The Budget and Brexit
Adam Boulton and guests talk money this week as the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his second Budget of the year. There's glee for most first time house buyers but gloom for the overall economic outlook. Mr Hammond has set aside £3 billion to prepare for Brexit but it's the so-called 'divorce bill' which is causing consternation among MPs. Joining Adam to assess Fiscal Phil and the Finances are Sky's economics editor Ed Conway, senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet and head of data, Harry Carr. #Budget2017 #Brexit #PMQs #skynews
Nov 15, 2017
Brexit, Iran and Russian Interference
Three big issues up for discussion this week as Adam Boulton and guests assess Parliament's scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill ahead of the official day of Brexit - 29th March 2019. They talk about the latest diplomatic tensions with Iran in relation to the imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and there is the thorny of issue of Russian meddling in foreign affairs as Theresa May enters the fray. Joining Adam this week are Sky's Political Correspondent Tamara Cohen, The Independent columnist Mary Dejevsky, Sky's Technology Correspondent Tom Cheshire and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #Iran #Russia #SkyNews
Nov 9, 2017
Paradise Papers, Universal Basic Income and Cabinet Crisis
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the so-called Paradise Papers which revealed the offshore financial affairs of some of the world's richest people. Have we become apathetic about aggressive tax avoidance and is it morally wrong? The panel examine whether the concept of a Universal Basic Income could be the future of the welfare state and of course, there has been the week's chaos in the Cabinet with Priti Patel's resignation as the International Development Secretary and Boris Johnson's comments about a British woman imprisoned in Iran. Joining Adam this week are Sky's political editor Faisal Islam, Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, Sky's Technology correspondent Tom Cheshire and Head of Data Harry Carr. #ParadisePapers #tax #PritiPatel #BorisJohnson #SkyNews
Nov 2, 2017
Sexual Harassment in Westminster
This week's headlines have been dominated by claims of sexual harassment in Westminster and an alleged culture of inappropriate behaviour. Party battle lines have been abandoned as the Prime Minister looks for a consensus on how to handle a scandal which has claimed a major scalp in Sir Michael Fallon who's resigned as Defence Secretary. To discuss this week's hot topic, Adam Boulton is joined by freelance political journalist Marie Le Conte, Sky News editorial assistant Mollie Goodfellow and Head of Data Harry Carr. #harassment #fallonresigns #skynews
Oct 19, 2017
Universal Credit and Brexit
Adam Boulton presents this week's edition from Brussels where Theresa May is trying to inject some progress into the Brexit negotiations - but with very little success so far. On the domestic front, the roll out of Universal Credit - one of the government's key welfare reforms - has been criticised for the impact its having on benefit recipients. That as inflation hits three percent and a series of reports show how living standards are falling. Joining Adam to discuss the issues and numbers are Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall and Head of Data Harry Carr. #UniversalCredit #Brexit #May #PMQs
Oct 12, 2017
Brexit, Scottish National Party and Energy Prices
Bad deal or no deal? As Brexit discussions make little progress in Brussels are tensions within Theresa May's Cabinet undermining hopes of a successful departure from the European Union? A breakaway from the UK has taken a backseat somewhat among the Scottish National Party so can Nicola Sturgeon maintain momentum with a focus on other policy areas? And as Theresa May reheats an old Ed Miliband idea, we assess whether energy price caps are as practical as they are popular. Joining Adam Boulton to discuss the political climate are Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #SNP #energypricecap
Oct 5, 2017
Conservative Conference, Las Vegas and Catalonia
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the Conservative Party conference in Manchester where Theresa May's message was hampered by a cough and a comedian, and Boris Johnson couldn't quite make it through to the end without making headlines of his own. The news agenda has been dominated by the horrific shootings in Las Vegas, reopening the debate about gun laws in the USA. And the fallout from the disputed Catalan independence referendum continues as protests meets politics in Barcelona. This week's panel is Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen, defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall, Europe correspondent Michelle Clifford and our resident statto, Head of Data Harry Carr. #ToryConf17 #MaySpeech #BorisJohnson #LasVegasShooting #CatalanReferendum #skynews
Sep 28, 2017
Labour Conference, German Elections & Catalan Independence Referendum
Adam Boulton and guests discuss both domestic and international politics with a review of the Labour conference in Brighton, a look ahead to the Tories gathering in Manchester, a review of last week's election in Germany and the prospect - or not - of a referendum on Catalan independence this weekend. Oh, and we'll find out what the 'Overton Window' is. Joining Adam this week are The Guardian's Zoe Williams, Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and Head of Data Harry Carr. #LabConf17 #Brexit #GermanElections #CatalanReferendum
Sep 21, 2017
Tuition Fees, Lib Dems, Boris, Brexit and German Elections
It's a packed programme of politics this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the future of tuition fees in England, Sir Vince Cable's claim that he could be Prime Minister, the future of Boris Johnson and Brexit ahead of Theresa May's Florence speech and this weekend's German general election. Joining Adam this week are Lucy Fisher from The Times, The Spectator's Katy Balls and Sky's Head of Data, Harry Carr. #TuitionFees #StudentDebt #LibDems #Brexit #Boris
Sep 14, 2017
EU Withdrawal Bill, Public Sector Pay Cap, Aung San Suu Kyi
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Parliamentary wrangling over the legislation formerly known at the Great Repeal Bill, the political row surrounding austerity and public sector pay, and the response - or lack of it - from Aung San Suu Kyi to the the plight of Rohingya Muslims in the Burmese state of Rakhine. Joining Adam this week are the New Statesman's Julia Rampen, Sky's senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and Head of Data Harry Carr. #EU #Brexit #publicsectorpay #Rohingya #skynews
Aug 31, 2017
'Local' MPs, Kezia Dugdale, Theresa May's future
Everyone in the UK has a local MP but just how 'local' are they? Research by Demos finds that less than a third of Conservative MPs have historical ties to the constituencies they now serve. As Theresa May indicates she's planning on putting down roots in 10 Downing Street, what chance does she have of fulfilling that aspiration? And what next for Scottish Labour after Kezia Dugdale's decision to step down as leader? Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr is joined by Sophie Gaston from Demos and Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall to discuss...
Aug 16, 2017
Donald Trump and Charlottesville
Barely a day goes by without Donald Trump making headlines and this week he has been engulfed in the controversy surrounding his response to the violence at a right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virgina at the weekend which left one person dead. He was widely criticised for his initial response which failed to denounce the far right, instead blaming all sides. To make some sense of it all, Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr is joined by Republican commentator Stacy Hilliard-Cork and Julia Ebner, a research fellow at global counter-extremism organisation ISD. #Trump #Charlottesville #AltRight #skynews
Aug 9, 2017
This All Out Politics special focuses on the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistics missile programme. Harry Carr is joined by Sky's Diplomatic Editor Dominic Waghorn, Andrea Berger from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Cristina Varriale from the Royal United Services Institute specialising in proliferation and nuclear policy. #NorthKorea #Trump #nuclear #sky news
Aug 2, 2017
British Election Study
As the fallout from the 2017 snap General Election continues into the summer, a little light has been shed on how and why Theresa May lost her overall Commons majority. It's in the shape of the British Election Study which has followed more than 30 thousand voters over the past three years. Brexit was major factor in voters' opinions and can explain a surge in support for Labour among backers of Remain. But there was plenty more detail in the study. To dissect the numbers, Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr is joined by one of the co-ordinators of the study - Chris Prosser from the University of Manchester. #GE2017 #Corbyn #May #Labour #Tories #LibDems #SNP #Brexit
Jul 27, 2017
US/UK Trade Deal, Charlie Gard, Lib Dem Leadership
Adam Boulton and guests assess the potential of a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the US after the Trade Secretary Liam Fox's visit to America this week. Will chlorinated chicken be on the menu? They discuss the complicated ethics in the sad case of the terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard. And they analyse the prospects for the Liberal Democrats under Sir Vince Cable who was recently announced as the new leader without any competition. Joining Adam this week are Sky's health correspondent Paul Kelso, former Deputy Director of the Remain campaign Lucy Thomas, Sky's senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet and Head of Data Harry Carr. #EU #Brexit #CharlieGard #LibDems #SkyNews
Jul 20, 2017
May, Corbyn, Pensions and BBC Pay
As Theresa May heads to the Swiss Alps and Jeremy Corbyn to Tory marginals, Adam Boulton and guests take the political temperature as the summer recess begins. Joining Adam this week are former Labour adviser and stand-up comedian Ayesha Hazarika and Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr. On the agenda, the Prime Minister attempts to instil some discipline into her Cabinet after a week of unfavourable headlines but can she crush the saboteurs? Can Jeremy Corbyn sustain the post-election momentum throughout the summer? Also on the podcast, a discussion on the decision to push up the State Pension age seven years earlier than planned and the seemingly toxic issue of BBC pay. #May #Corbyn #pensions #BBCPay #skynews #alloutpolitics
Jul 13, 2017
May Relaunch; Boris, Barnier and Brexit; MP Abuse
Adam Boulton and guests tackle the big political issues of a week which started with Theresa May relaunching herself as Prime Minister but failing to avoid questions about how long she'll stay at Number Ten. There was a Boris v Barnier battle over the UK's potential Brexit bill and the more sobering issue of abuse of MPs was raised during a debate in Westminster Hall. Joining Adam to discuss all this and more are Katie Perrior - Theresa May's former Director of Communications at Number Ten and current Times columnist; Martha Gill - the co-founder of the political newsletter The Spoon; and Darren McCaffrey - Sky's political correspondent. #May #Brexit #MPAbuse #AllOutPolitics #SkyNews
Jul 6, 2017
Public Sector Pay, G20 and Brexit
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the economy as the debate over the government's position on public sector pay intensifies. There's a look ahead to the G20 summit in Germany where Theresa May is due to hold talks with President Trump and it wouldn't be an All Out Politics podcast without a side serving of Brexit. Joining Adam this week are the New Statesman's special correspondent Stephen Bush, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby and Sky's economics editor Ed Conway. #Brexit #G20 #PublicSectorPay
Jun 29, 2017
EU Citizenship, Public Sector Pay and the DUP Deal
Adam Boulton and guests chew over the big political issues of the week including the rights of EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit, the thorny issue of austerity in the public sector and the Conservatives' confidence and supply deal with the Democratic Unionist Party in order to prop up the government. Joining the discussion this week are freelance political journalist Marie Le Conte, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby and Sky's health correspondent Paul Kelso. #EU #Brexit #PublicSectorPayCap #DUP #GE2017
Jun 15, 2017
Adam Boulton and guests discuss a dramatic week in politics as the fallout from the election throws up more questions than answers. What will a deal with the DUP look like? How long can a minority government last? What next for Labour? And the big question of our time, what next for Brexit? Joining Adam in the studio are freelance journalist Abi Wilkinson, The Telegraph's Asa Bennett, Sky's Ireland correspondent David Blevins and Head of Data Harry Carr. #GE2017 #Brexit #DUP #GrenfellTowerFire
Jun 14, 2017
Bonus episode - The Model Polling Method
In this bonus podcast Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr talks to the man behind YouGov's 'multilevel regression and post-stratification' model which successfully predicted a hung parliament at the 2017 general election. Ben Lauderdale - who's an associate professor at the department of methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science - explains the methods behind MRP and how it's helped restore faith in opinion polling following a difficult few years. #GE2017 #skynews #polling
Jun 7, 2017
The Final Countdown
Adam Boulton is joined by The Times' senior political correspondent Lucy Fisher and Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr to take a deep breath and review the past seven weeks of general election campaigning. They discuss the personalities, the stand-out moments and the impact the campaigns have had on the volatile opinion polls. They also look forward to results night and pinpoint the seats to watch as the declarations come in. #GE2017 #SkyNews #AOP
Jun 2, 2017
Interviews, Debates and Polls
With less than a week until the General Election, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the art of the political interview and whether they get the 'strong and stable' verdict from voters. The Plymouth Herald's Sam Blackledge shares his experience of interviewing the PM and learning nothing new. Also on the podcast, Sky's political correspondent Darren McCaffrey and Election Analyst Professor Michael Thrasher assess the impact of interviews, debates and opinion polls as the parties step up their campaigns. #GE2017 #skynews
May 19, 2017
Manifestos, Campaigns and Polling
Adam Boulton is joined by The Spectator's Katy Balls and Sky's Head of Data Harry Carr to assess the manifestos published this week by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. Do voters actually read them? How popular are the policies and are they economically sound? They'll also discuss the latest opinion polls and examine the state of the parties three weeks before the general election. #GE2017 #SkyNews
May 12, 2017
Elections, France and Digital Voter Targeting
Adam Boulton is joined by Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig, Head of Data Harry Carr and Politico's Annabelle Dickson to discuss the local elections and their potential impact on next month's general election. They'll also assess the fallout from Emmanuel Macron's success in France and what it means for Britain and the EU. Later in the podcast, Sky's Technology correspondent Tom Cheshire talks about 'The Invisible Campaign' and the role of big data and digital voter targeting. #GE2017 #Macron #Brexit #skynews
May 4, 2017
Brexit, General Election and Mental Health
Adam Boulton is joined by Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen and Head of Data Harry Carr to talk Brexit as Theresa May accuses EU leaders of trying to influence the general election. Later in the podcast, attention turns to mental health after it emerged the Everton footballer Aaron Lennon is receiving help for a stress related illness. The journalist and author of 'A Beginner's Guide To Losing Your Mind' Emily Reynolds joins the conversation. #Brexit #GE2017 #MentalHealth #skynews
Apr 27, 2017
Polls, predictions and populism
Adam Boulton is joined by Sky Correspondent Lewis Goodall and Head of Sky Data Harry Carr to discuss the latest polls and developments in the general election campaign. They also discuss the Presidential race in France and the rise and fall of populism. #Election #Polls #France
Apr 19, 2017
With general election fever in the air, Adam Boulton is joined by Sky's political correspondent Darren McCaffrey and Head of Data Harry Carr to talk about the prospects for the parties, the debate over TV debates (or lack of them) and trust in the opinion polls ahead of decision day on 8th June. #Election #debates
Apr 13, 2017
Labour, France and Easter
Adam Boulton and guests chew over this week's policy blitz by the Labour Party, the march of Jean-Luc Melenchon in the French presidential elections and the role of religion at Easter. Joining the podcast this week are the Deputy Editor of Progress Conor Pope, Sky's political correspondent Darren McCaffrey and Head of Data Harry Carr. If you like what you hear please subscribe and leave a review!
Apr 6, 2017
Labour, Gibraltar, Syria...and Kendall Jenner
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Ken Livingstone row and its affects on Labour, the debate over Gibraltar in a post-Brexit UK, Theresa May's trip to Saudi Arabia, the latest diplomatic tensions following an apparent chemical weapons attack by Syria's air force, and the controversy surrounding Kendall Jenner and Pepsi. Adam's joined by Sky's senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet and Head of Data Harry Carr. #kenlivingstone #labour #syria #gibraltar #kendall #pepsi #skynews
Mar 30, 2017
Brexit, Brexit, Brexit!
A bumper Brexit edition hosted by Adam Boulton in the week the Prime Minister invoked Article 50 and triggered a plethora of questions. How much will the divorce bill be? Is no deal better than a bad deal? Is Brexit good or bad for the economy? Who will it benefit and what will a final deal eventually look like? Joining Adam this week are Joe Carberry from Open Britain, Deputy Editor of BrexitCentral Darren Grimes, Sky's political correspondent Darren McCaffrey and Head of Data Harry Carr. #Brexit #Article50 #skynews
Mar 23, 2017
Labour, Schools Funding and Martin McGuinness
Adam Boulton is joined by Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen and Head of Data Harry Carr to discuss Labour's latest problems and a potential funding crisis in England's schools. Viewers of Facebook Live were able to take part in the conversation. Sky's Ireland correspondent David Blevins joins the podcast later to talk about the life and legacy of Martin McGuinness. #Labour #Schoolsjustwannahavefunds #martinmcguinness #skynews
Mar 16, 2017
Election Expenses, IndyRef2, Brexit, Budget and The Netherlands
A packed programme this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the election expenses row, the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum, the government's preparations for Brexit, the National Insurance u-turn and the outcome of the election in the Netherlands. Adam is joined by Sky's senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet, Head of Data Harry Carr and from The Hague by Europe Correspondent Mark Stone. #electionexpenses #indyref2 #Brexit #Budget2017 #DutchElection #SkyNews
Mar 9, 2017
The Budget, Grammar Schools and Geert Wilders
Adam Boulton hosts this week's edition starting with an assessment of the Chancellor's Budget and the 'Policy versus Promise' row over rises to National Insurance for the self-employed. There's a debate over the government's drive for more Grammar schools in England and a discussion about next week's election in the Netherlands where anti-EU and anti-Islam candidate Geert Wilders is favourite to win. Adam is joined by Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall, Head of Data Harry Carr and - from Brussels - the FT's Duncan Robinson. #Budget2017 #Grammar #DutchElection
Mar 2, 2017
Brexit and the House of Lords, By-Elections and Northern Ireland
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Brexit Bill debated in the House of Lords, the Copeland and Stoke By-Elections and the Northern Irish Assembly elections #Brexit #Lords #Stoke #Copeland #NorthernIreland
Feb 22, 2017
By-Elections, the Northern Powerhouse and the Oscars
Adam Boulton and guests preview the intriguing by-elections in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland, ask whether the north really is a 'powerhouse' in terms of government funding and look ahead to the Oscars with some data analysis and controversial predictions. Adam's joined by Sky's Senior Political Correspondent Beth Rigby, Head of Data Harry Carr, Grace Blakeley from IPPR North and Sky's Arts and Entertainment Correspondent Katie Spencer. #stokebyelection #copelandbyelection #northernpowerhouse #Oscars #skynews #skycinema
Feb 16, 2017
Trump's Troubles, Populism in Europe and Liquid Lunches
Adam Boulton and guests discuss how Donald Trump could be impeached, the rise of populism across Europe and whether time should be called on lunchtime drinking. Adam's joined by Sky's political correspondent Lewis Goodall, Head of Data Harry Carr, Sophie Gaston from the think tank Demos and Conservative MP Simon Burns. #Trump #Populism #lunchtimedrinking #AllOutPolitics
Feb 9, 2017
The NHS, Jeremy Corbyn and the French Presidential election
Adam Boulton is joined by Sky's Political Editor Faisal Islam and Head of Data Harry Carr to discuss whether Britons have fallen out of love with the NHS and ask if the Left is losing patience with Jeremy Corbyn. Sky's Europe Correspondent Mark Stone assesses the state of an intriguing election campaign in France. #NHS #Corbyn # France
Feb 2, 2017
Corbyn Cracks the Whip and May Tries to Cement US-Alliance
Adam Boulton is joined by Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, Sky's political correspondent Tamara Cohen and Head of Data Harry Carr to discuss Labour splits on Article 50, a testing start for Theresa May over the relationship with the US under President Trump, and a new study which suggests today's young generations are more right-wing than their predecessors. #skynews #Brexit #Trump
Jan 26, 2017
All Out Politics Podcast - Thursday 26th January 2017
In the latest episode of All Out Politics, Adam Boulton is back from Washington DC and is joined by Sky's senior political correspondent Robert Nisbet and Head of Data Harry Carr to discuss how Donald Trump could be good for Britain. They'll also assess the Brexit battles to come following this week's movement on Article 50. #Brexit #Trump #skynews
Jan 19, 2017
All Out Politics Podcast - Thursday 19th January 2017
In this week's episode, Good Deal or No Deal? Robert Nisbet talks Theresa May's Brexit priorities with Sky's political editor Faisal Islam and Head of Data Harry Carr. They assess what Donald Trump's inauguration means for NATO and Sky's Ireland correspondent David Blevins gives his thoughts on the latest political crisis to grip Northern Ireland - the 'ash for cash' deal. #Brexit #Trump #inauguration #NorthernIreland
Jan 12, 2017
All Out Politics Podcast - Thursday 12th January 2017
In the inaugural weekly All Out Politics Podcast, Adam Boulton and guests discuss Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn's relaunch and the NHS. They'll also give their political predictions for the year ahead. Adam's joined by Neil Carmichael MP, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby and Sky's Head of Data, Harry Carr. #Brexit #corbyn #NHS #skynews