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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.

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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.

    Is bigger always better? Why smaller parties are having a good election

    Is bigger always better? Why smaller parties are having a good election

    While the Conservatives and Labour battle it out for No10, recent polling reflects a changing mood from the electorate towards the smaller parties.  
      
    The latest YouGov poll suggests Reform UK have climbed within one point of the Conservatives, the Lib Dems are up four points, and Labour are dropping below 40%. In 2017, the two big parties got 82% of the vote. Now, the combined Labour-Tory vote could be as low as 56%. 
      
    With the Green Party launching its manifesto today, on this episode of the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson and our deputy political editor Sam Coates dive into the dissatisfaction with Sunak and Starmer.  
      
    Plus, Scarlett Maguire, pollster with JL Partners, discusses how well the smaller parties are doing. 
     
    Producer: Sydney Pead
    Editor: Wendy Parker

    • 19 min
    Can the Conservative Party manifesto revive Sunak's campaign?

    Can the Conservative Party manifesto revive Sunak's campaign?

    Rishi Sunak has launched the Conservative's election manifesto, promising to slash taxes in a bid to revive the party's floundering campaign.   
      
    In his address at the home of the British Grand Prix, the prime minister pledged £17bn in tax cuts including lowering national insurance by 2p, scrapping it entirely for the self-employed and stopping state pensions being taxed with "triple lock plus" - which the party said would all be paid for with £12bn in cuts to the civil service and welfare. 
      
    But will it be enough to turn around the fortunes of the Conservatives? 
      
    Today on the Daily, Niall Paterson crunches the numbers with Sky's economics and data editor Ed Conway and political communications strategist Jo Tanner unpicks what the Tories are trying to do with this manifesto. Plus, Sky News' political correspondent Darren McCaffrey on if it will shift the dial for the election.   

    Podcast Producer: Sydney Pead
    Podcast Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John
    Editor: Philly Beaumont 

    • 24 min
    Will Macron's 'big gamble' election pay off? | Lib Dems promise 'to save the NHS' 

    Will Macron's 'big gamble' election pay off? | Lib Dems promise 'to save the NHS' 

    Far-right parties have made gains in Germany, France and Italy - the EU's biggest member states.

    Their success has already led to a fall in the value of the euro as markets anticipate turbulent times ahead. President Macron's high-risk response to his Renaissance party losing to Marine Le Pen's National Rally was to call a snap election for the French parliament.
      
    Niall Paterson talks to Sky's Europe correspondent Adam Parsons about what's behind the far-right surge and Macron's decision.
      
    Plus, the Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto saying it's fully costed. Niall asks economics editor Ed Conway if their numbers add up and he talks to Jon Craig, Sky's chief political correspondent, to find out more about their policies. 
     
    Producers: Sydney Pead 
    Promotion Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John 
    Editor: Wendy Parker 

    • 21 min
    Sunak's D-Day 'mistake': How damaging is it for his campaign?

    Sunak's D-Day 'mistake': How damaging is it for his campaign?

    The prime minister has faced criticism for leaving the 80th anniversary D-Day commemorations early to record a TV interview that's due to go out next week.  
      
    Rishi Sunak has since apologised - saying that "on reflection" leaving early "was a mistake", but also that it shouldn't be politicised. 
      
    Niall Paterson looks at how damaging this misstep is for Mr Sunak with Claire Pearsall, former Conservative special adviser at the Home Office, and Joe Twyman, the co-founder of the polling company Deltapoll. 
      
    Plus, our chief political correspondent Jon Craig tells us just how big of a political blunder it was. 

    Producer: Sydney Pead 
    Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John  
    Editor: Wendy Parker  

    • 23 min
    'My father was on Sword Beach': Professor Michael Clarke on the difference D-Day made

    'My father was on Sword Beach': Professor Michael Clarke on the difference D-Day made

    Today marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings which were a turning point in the Second World War and ultimately led to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany.  

    On this episode, Niall Paterson sits down with historian and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke to talk about why the beachheads in Normandy were so critical, his father's experience there, what happened next in the war and why there are parallels between now and then as Vladimir Putin threatens Europe.  

    Plus, Royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills on the events in Normandy today commemorating D-Day. 

    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  
    Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John 
    Editor: Wendy Parker 

    • 24 min
    Man City v The Premier League

    Man City v The Premier League

    Manchester City – a Premier League club with deep pockets thanks to its Abu Dhabi owners – is taking the league to court. 
     
    It’s over the current Associated Party Transaction (APT) rules which determine whether sponsorship deals are financially ‘fair’ and require independent valuation for such deals.

    The rules aim to prevent clubs from inflating sponsorship deals with companies linked to their owners, ensuring fair competition. 

    Man City claim the rules restrict their ability to raise revenue, are unlawful and discriminatory. They argue that sponsors, like those with ties to their Abu Dhabi ownership, should have free rein to set sponsorship prices. 

    Niall Paterson is joined by our business correspondent Paul Kelso to explain City’s legal action, and the potential repercussions for the Premier League. 

    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse  
    Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John 
    Editor: Philly Beaumont 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
403 Ratings

403 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.

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Christopher Steele

Completely clueless on the war in Ukraine and and embarrassment to the UK.

Manpss ,

Brilliant stuff

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

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