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.
Review of the political year
In the final episode of the All Out Politics podcast, Adam Boulton and guests review the political year of 2021.
It was a 12 months dominated once again by the coronavirus pandemic but punctuated by Brexit, allegations of sleaze and questions about leadership.
Joining Adam are The Times columnist and former Conservative MP Matthew Parris,
The New Statesman's deputy online editor Rachel Cunliffe and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
They will each pick their 'person' and 'moment' of the year and make a prediction for what lies ahead in 2022.
North Shropshire shock and Covid tensions
Adam Boulton and guests assess a stunning by-election defeat for the Conservatives in North Shropshire as the Liberal Democrats overturn a 23 thousand majority - with a 24% swing - and pile more pressure on Boris Johnson.
They examine the impact of that result and what it means for the Prime Minister's leadership after a series of stories about sleaze and Downing Street parties.
The panel also discuss the latest tensions between politicians and medical professionals over what to do about the Omicron variant of coronavirus and give their views on which leader should be most optimistic going into 2022.
Joining Adam this week are the deputy political editor of the Daily Telegraph Lucy Fisher, the former press secretary to Paddy Ashdown Jo Phillips and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
One rule for them...?
Is it one rule for them and another for us?
Adam Boulton and guests assess an uncomfortable week for the Prime Minister after claims of a Christmas Party in 10 Downing Street last year - at the same time as the country was living with Covid restrictions.
There followed a series of denials that a party took place before video footage emerged showing Downing Street officials joking about said alleged party.
The panel also discuss the government's decision to introduce Covid 'Plan B' measures in England and a final thought on whether Boris Johnson will lead the Conservatives at the next election.
Joining Adam this week are the assistant comment Editor at the Daily Telegraph Olivia Utley, the associate editor of the Daily Mirror Kevin Maguire, the former Conservative minister David Gauke
and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
*Audio credit: Downing Street footage obtained by ITV News.
State of the parties and Labour reshuffle
Adam Boulton and guests look at the state of the parties after this week's Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election in which the Conservatives held the seat with a reduced majority.
The panel assess the impact of the Reform Party - which finished third - and speculate on when there could be another general election.
They also reflect on the latest attempt by Sir Keir Starmer to get Labour on the front foot with this week's shadow cabinet reshuffle.
Joining Adam this week are the political correspondent at New Statesman Ailbhae Rea,
chief political correspondent and assistant editor at The Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hope,
and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Migrant crisis and PM's travails
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the issue at the top of the political agenda - the distressing news of the deaths of 27 people who drowned in the English Channel trying to reach the UK.
They also asses the Prime Minister's fortunes as Boris Johnson attempts to get back on the front foot after the sleaze row, the HS2 controversy, the rebellion on social care plans, a somewhat bungled speech to the CBI and the reported tensions with the Treasury.
Joining Adam this week are the former Home Office special adviser Salma Shah, former adviser to Boris Johnson Alex Crowther and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
All change for HS2
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the government's levelling up agenda through the prism of changes to the HS2 and Northern Powerhouse rail projects.
They also analyse the ongoing sleaze row which isn't going away despite the Prime Minister's attempts to close it down with a move to clean up the system.
Joining Adam on the this week's podcast are the former Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Lord Andrew Adonis; the co-leader of the Green Party, Carla Denyer and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Zz we e zz ya
Anna Whobry… bitter much ?
This podcast continues to prove the MSM are as out of touch as ever. The best thing about this bitter offering is Soubry chipping in with her “yes, yes” and “no, no” and “exactly”. Unfortunately I’ve met Soubry many times. The fact this woman pretends to be a supporter of the every man & woman is hilarious! A thoroughly unpleasant person who is incapable to reflect upon her own failings, listen and attempt to improve herself. Apart from that the John & Adam show continues to annoy. A couple of public school boys salivating over the best curry they had at the expense of tax payers is tiresome.
Always frank and interesting.All political developments are well analysed without fear or favour as it should be. Adam B and Jon C with some great guests keep me listening to every episode.