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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 new Ukraine support a 'game-changer?' | Your Euro 2024 primer

    Is new Ukraine support a 'game-changer?' | Your Euro 2024 primer

    In a show of unity aimed at President Putin, G7 leaders meeting in Italy this week finally agreed to a deal to use profits from frozen Russian assets to provide around $50bn (£40bn) worth of support to Ukraine. And in another significant announcement, President Biden signed a 10-year bilateral security deal between the US and Ukraine which Kyiv is calling 'historic'. 
      
    On this episode, Niall Paterson explores the impact these deals will have for Ukraine in its war against Russia with international editor Dominic Waghorn. 
      
    Plus, Rob Harris, our sports correspondent, joins Niall to talk us through what to look out for as the European football championships get under way. 
     
    Producer: Sydney Pead 
    Editor: Wendy Parker 
    Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John 

    • 20 min
    Got any change? Why were there no surprises in Labour’s manifesto?

    Got any change? Why were there no surprises in Labour’s manifesto?

    It was Labour’s turn to launch their election manifesto today. It was a restatement of the party’s main policies with no surprise announcements in the 133-page document.   
      
    Sir Keir Starmer reiterated his key pledges including no new taxes on “working people” and a promise of “economic stability”. 
      
    Niall Paterson digs into Labour’s promise of economic growth with Ed Conway, Sky’s economics and data editor, and speaks to political correspondent Serena Barker-Singh, who was at the launch in Manchester.  
      
    Plus, John McTernan, political strategist and former political secretary to Tony Blair, discusses the politics of their manifesto and whether it matters that there were no new announcements. 
     
    Producer: Sydney Pead 
    Editor: Wendy Parker 
    Promotions Producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John

    • 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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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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