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.
What next for Scotland?
Adam Boulton and guests focus on the complicated row at the heart of politics in Scotland where - in the past week - Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have given lengthy evidence to a Holyrood inquiry investigating the handling of harassment complaints against Mr Salmond.
What's been happening in the Scottish Parliament and where does it leave the First Minister, the SNP and the future of the independence movement?
Joining Adam this week are the editor and publisher of Reaction Iain Martin, journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch and Sky's Scotland correspondent James Matthews.
Covid roadmaps and the Budget tax debate
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the different approaches to easing lockdown in England and Scotland and whether power should come from the centre or be fairly dispersed in Edinburgh and London.
Also this week, have the old left versus right battles over tax now disappeared as we prepare for the Chancellor's Budget next week?
Joining Adam for political discussion and analysis are Professor of Political Science at the University of Southampton - and Sky News election analyst - Dr Will Jennings; Columnist at The National Shona Craven and Sky's deputy political editor Sam Coates
Political crossroads for Johnson and Starmer
Adam Boulton and guests assess Boris Johnson's options ahead of his announcement on lockdown restrictions next week and the longer term prospects for Sir Keir Starmer as Labour leader after his big speech on the economy.
Joining Adam this week are the chief leader writer at The Observer, Sonia Sodha; Conservative commentator Tim Montgomerie and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Freedom of Information, the Trade Bill and Genocide
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Cabinet's messaging on summer holidays and the recent Parliamentary rows over Freedom of Information and genocide.
What links the Trade Bill and the government's position on genocide and why have newspapers formed an alliance to raise concerns about FoI requests?
Joining Adam this week are the Labour MP for Rhondda Chris Bryant, the Mail on Sunday's deputy political editor Anna Mikhailova and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
Cracks in the Union?
What next for the United Kingdom?
This week, there's a state of the union flavour to the podcast with Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland following the row over vaccine exports AND issues in the Scottish National party following the sacking of Joanna Cherry from the front bench. That as the 'who knew what and when' row between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond continues and threatens to derail any momentum being built for another independence referendum.
Adam Boulton and guests examine the border questions being discussed in Great Britain and on the island of Ireland and assess the difficulties faced by Boris Johnson's government.
Joining Adam this week are the writer, broadcaster and author of 'How Britain Ends' Gavin Esler; Journalist with Open Democracy and Author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics Peter Geoghegan and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.
Vaccines: Supply, demand and diplomacy
In the week when the UK officially recorded 100 thousand Covid-19 related deaths and worldwide infections topped 100 million, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the response to the pandemic and the European vaccines row.
The UK has a good vaccines story to tell with more than 7 million people having received their first jab. But an argument has been brewing between the European Commission and the drugs firm AstraZeneca over an apparent shortfall in vaccine doses being planned for the EU.
Joing Adam to assess the current state of play are:
The World Health Organisation's special envoy for the global Covid-19 response, Dr David Nabarro, the Brussels correspondent from the New York Times Matina Stevis-Gridneff and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
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Too much covid
Too much covid discussion - few counter views esp on the damage being done to the economy and non covid healthcare and education - the lack of a holistic and balanced advisory into government- come on start being journalists rather than government propagandists!!!!
Become blatant in its bias
I used to look forward to this podcast each week and have listened since its launch. However, since the 2019 general election, it has become painfully biased. The constant appearance of John Craig has seriously weakened the political analysis - he is not nuanced, intelligent or incisive. The balance of guests has also tipped left/remain. There always used to be representation from left and right among guests but consistently now, there’s just two left leaners. That is fine but it should not be marketed as balanced, fact-based podcast. Unsubscribed.