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The Sky News Daily podcast with Niall Paterson brings a deeper look at the big stories - with Sky News correspondents and expert guests.

    Budget: Are tax cuts the vote winner they seem?

    Budget: Are tax cuts the vote winner they seem?

    As the country gears up for the general election, Wednesday's budget may be the last before the voters go to the polls. Hailed as "a budget to save the Tory party", speculation has been mounting that the chancellor will cut taxes as a last-ditch attempt to boost the Conservatives' plunging support.

    To afford the move, funding to public services could be slashed - but Jeremy Hunt has insisted any cuts will be done "responsibly".

    On today's episode, Sophy Ridge looks ahead to the budget. She's joined by deputy political editor Sam Coates and pollster Scarlett Maguire to unpack whether cutting taxes really is the way to a Conservative election win.

    Producer: Soila Apparicio
    Assistant producer: Iona Brunker
    Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles
    Promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 19 min
    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Introducing… Electoral Dysfunction

    Today, something different – we're bringing you the first episode of an exciting new podcast from Sky called Electoral Dysfunction.

    Beth Rigby. Jess Philips. Ruth Davidson.

    With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond.

    Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. 

    With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfunction – and what it all actually means for you.

    Here's the first epsiode. For more, follow Electoral Dysfunction now wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Warning: some explicit language.

    • 50 min
    Putin's nuclear threat as Baltic states bolster their armies

    Putin's nuclear threat as Baltic states bolster their armies

    In a national address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to use nuclear weapons if NATO countries were to join a ground offensive in Ukraine.

    The suggestion of NATO forces was made by France's President Emmanuel Macron but quickly dismissed by the US, Britain, and Germany.

    However, it comes amid calls to show more strength against the Kremlin from Baltic leaders, as Russian troops ramp up military operations along land and sea borders in the region.

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are now bolstering their civilian armies and have urged other NATO countries, including the UK, to do the same.

    Today on the Daily, Anna Jones speaks to Sky's international affairs editor Dominic Waghorn to unpack what Mr Putin said in his latest speech.

    She also speaks to security and defence editor Deborah Haynes about how Russia's neighbours are readying themselves for battle.

    Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
    Podcast Producer: Sydney Pead
    Assistant producer: Evan Dale
    Podcast promotion producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 20 min
    Inside Ecuador's crackdown on drug cartels

    Inside Ecuador's crackdown on drug cartels

    Ecuador has become the deadliest country in South America with drug gangs and their Mexican cartel bosses murdering people, detonating car bombs and terrorising communities.

    The violence exploded earlier this year with gangs promising insurrection after the president of Ecuador put in place a nationwide crackdown following the escape of a drug lord from prison, and armed attack on a TV station.

    On this edition of Sky News Daily, Tom Cheshire speaks to our chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, who has had rare access to a prison in the coastal city of Esmeraldas, as the government tries to get a handle on the violence that's taken over Ecuador.

    Producer: Sydney Pead
    Assistant producers: Iona Brunker, Evan Dale
    Promotion Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont

    • 21 min
    'Bombshell revelations' at Post Office scandal hearing... What's the truth?

    'Bombshell revelations' at Post Office scandal hearing... What's the truth?

    It's been years since the extent of the Post Office Horizon scandal became clear - but hundreds of sub-postmasters, who were falsely convicted of fraud or financially crippled in the process, are still waiting for financial redress.

    Today, key players in the scandal - including former sub-postmaster Alan Bates and recently ousted chairman Henry Staunton - gave evidence to MPs about the government's compensation scheme - and why it's taken so long to pay it.

    But proceedings were somewhat overshadowed by an unexpected revelation by Mr Staunton. When asked about the investigation into his behaviour while at the Post Office, he claimed the main investigation was actually into current CEO Nick Read.

    On the Sky News Daily, Sophy Ridge is joined by business correspondent Paul Kelso to discuss the drama unfolding at the Post Office, and Labour MP Ian Lavery who's on the committee looking into the major miscarriage of justice.

    Producers: Alex Edden, Sydney Pead
    Assistant producers: Iona Brunker, Evan Dale
    Promotion Producer: David Chipakupaku
    Senior producer: Annie Joyce
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 21 min
    'Words matter' - Lee Anderson, heightened tension and MPs' safety

    'Words matter' - Lee Anderson, heightened tension and MPs' safety

    The former Tory deputy chair, Lee Anderson, has refused to apologise for comments that saw him suspended from the party.

    He said he believed "Islamists" had "got control" of London's mayor Sadiq Khan - a remark Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called "unacceptable".

    But Mr Anderson isn't the only politician stoking racial divides, with Azhar Ali standing in this week's Rochdale by-election despite making antisemitic remarks that cost him Labour's backing.

    The tensions have left many MPs fearing for their personal safety as security has had to be ramped up for several of them.

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily, Jonathan Samuels speaks to deputy political editor Sam Coates about the toxicity in politics.

    Plus, Anna Firth, the Conservative MP for Southend West - where the late MP Sir David Amess was killed by an Islamic State sympathiser - describes what it's like to be a member of parliament in the current political climate.

    Producer: Alex Edden
    Assistant producer: Iona Brunker
    Editor: Wendy Parker
    Promotion producer: David Chipakupaku

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

MartyMcPayne ,

Great mid-form discussion of Current News

Niall is an excellent host and interviewer, asking important questions and providing a balanced, thoughtful opinion.

Manpss ,

Brilliant stuff

Niall is such a great journalist (and interviewer). Always a pleasure to listen

Politicalgeek ,

Biased!

Biased left wing reporting. Not worth listening to.

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