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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.

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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.

    The war on fat

    The war on fat

    In the week the Prime Minister begins a campaign to help people lose weight after the coronavirus outbreak, Adam Boulton and guests assess whether the PM's war on fat will have the desired effect.

    The plans include a ban on junk food advert before 9pm and clearer labelling of calories on alcoholic drinks.

    The panel also reveal their defining political moments of the year so far as this season of All Out Politics takes a break for the summer.

    Joining Adam this week are: the Director of the Academy of Ideas Claire Fox, the former Labour strategist Richard Angell and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.

    • 41 min
    Johnson v Starmer and the UK v Russia

    Johnson v Starmer and the UK v Russia

    Adam Boulton and guests discuss the relationship between the UK and Russia after a parliamentary report on Moscow's activities.

    It concluded the British government took its eye off the ball and was slow to recognise the potential threat to its democratic process.

    And as parliament goes into recess, they assess the dynamic of Boris Johnson versus Sir Keir Starmer after the final PMQs of this term.

    Joining Adam on the podcast are the author of 'The New Cold War - Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West' - Edward Lucas; Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, Tara McCormack and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.

    • 44 min
    China: Which way after Huawei?

    China: Which way after Huawei?

    Adam Boulton and guests discuss the UK's delicate relations with China and Russia after the Huawei news and claims of Russian hacking.
    The government's decision to remove Huawei technology from the 5G network by 2027 has added to tensions with China following the country's security crackdown in Hong Kong.
    That as Russia is accused of interfering in last year's general election and trying to steal vaccine ideas from the UK, US and Canada.
    They also discuss the clarity - or lack of it - over the wearing of face coverings in England.
    Joining Adam this week are the author of “Why Borders Matter: Why Humanity Must Relearn the Art of Drawing Boundaries” Frank Furedi; the director of the British Foreign Policy Group, Sophia Gaston and Sky's political corespondent Joe Pike.

    • 45 min
    Shifting the narrative

    Shifting the narrative

    As the economy becomes the focal point of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Adam Boulton and guests examine the measures outlined by the Chancellor to boost consumer spending and jobs.
    They also discuss the fallout from the Prime Minister's assertion that too many care homes failed to follow the correct procedures in dealing with the virus as Labour accuse Boris Johnson of 'trying to shift the blame' for his own shortcomings.
    Joining Adam this week are the Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies Faiza Shaheen, the Comment editor of City AM Rachel Cunliffe and Sky's Political correspondent Tamara Cohen.

    • 43 min
    Brexit - Four years on

    Brexit - Four years on

    'National hibernation is coming to an end' according to the Prime Minister, signalling a further easing of the lockdown. Adam Boulton and guests examine the political consequences of the decision as scientists warn the move is not without its risks.

    They also discuss the controversy surrounding the housing secretary Robert Jenrick and his role in a planning case involving the Tory donor Richard Desmond.

    Plus, four years on from the EU referendum an assessment of where we are at as the deadline for extending the Brexit transition period approaches.

    Joining Adam this week are: The chief leader writer at The Observer Sonia Sodha, the former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig

    • 45 min
    A government in control?

    A government in control?

    Adam Boulton and guests assess how things are going for the government in the week a Premier League footballer forced a u-turn over free school meals in England and additional lockdown measures were eased to allow non-essential shops to re-open.

    However, there is still no access to pubs, restaurants, theatres and hairdressers - not to mention the situation with schools. Confusion or an attempt to allow the public to exercise its judgement?

    They also touch on the row over the merging of the Department for International Development and the Foreign Office as three former Prime Ministers put the boot in.

    Joining Adam this week are The Times columnist Melanie Phillips, editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt
    and Sky's political correspondent Kate McCann.

    • 43 min

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