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.
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.
'The return of sleaze to Westminster?'
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the sleaze allegations circling UK politics.
The controversy has focused on Conservative MPs with second jobs, Sir Geoffrey Cox carrying out paid external work from his House of Commons office and the issue of lobbying following the Owen Paterson row.
Should MPs have second jobs and how should the Conservatives respond to the claims?
Joining Adam this week are the SNP MP Pete Wishart; the deputy political editor of The Spectator and columnist at the 'i' Katy Balls; Conservative commentator Tim Montgomerie and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
The politics of the Budget
Adam Boulton and guests analyse the good, the bad and the bubbly from this week's Budget statement by Rishi Sunak.
Big spending commitments in line with Brown and Blair rather than Osborne and Cameron - and big tax rises to boot, with the tax burden now at a level not seen since 1949.
A big boost for workers on Universal Credit and a business rate discount for shops, restaurants and gyms..
But with the threat of inflation on the horizon - and the promise of tax cuts by 2024 - did the Chancellor do enough to convince the public to share his optimism?
Joining Adam this week are the former senior adviser to Phillip Hammond and Sajid Javid - and now partner at Flint Global - Tim Pitt, the Oxford economist and author Linda Yueh and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
The Risk Factor: Covid and MPs' Safety
Adam Boulton and guests discuss two types of risk this week.
The risk to the public from Covid as ministers rule out introducing a Plan B to tackle rising cases of the virus - a decision which seems at odds with the advice from from the British Medical Association and the NHS Confederation.
And the panel assess the risk to MPs and their safety as they remember Sir David Amess MP who died on October 15th.
Joining Adam this week are the Conservative MP and member of the Covid Recovery Group, Harriett Baldwin; the Labour MP Angela Eagle and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Brexit and Northern Ireland: Deal or no deal?
Brexit is back on the agenda this week as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the thorny issue of Northern Ireland protocol.
Negotiations have resumed between the UK and the European Union over the implementation of the protocol with the EU offering concessions on checks.
But the role of the European Court of Justice appears the major sticking point so what next?
Joining Adam this week are the former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, Philip Rycroft; Die Welt’s correspondent in London, Stefanie Bolzen and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
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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.