Politics At Jack And Sam's

Politics At Jack And Sam's

Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists Sky News’ Sam Coates and Politico’s Jack Blanchard provide the essential guide to politics in the week ahead. They'll be across the key interviews, the stories and the entire political agenda in order to keep listeners ahead of the game in UK politics, straight from their homes each week.

Episodes

March 3, 2024 37 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week – Jack and Sam do their best to predict what Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has up his sleeve for his second, and possibly final, budget statement on Wednesday. They discuss if national insurance or income tax could be cut and what ...
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Today, something different – we're bringing you the trailer 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 th...
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February 25, 2024 41 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week Jack and Sam discuss whether Sir Lindsay Hoyle will be forced to bow out as Speaker of the House following his opposition day blunder over the Gaza ceasefire vote. As the SNP continues to push for another debate day with a m...
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February 18, 2024 34 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

It's looking to be another big week for foreign affairs. Jack and Sam discuss what Britain can actually do after the death of Alexei Navalny. Plus, what the fall of Avdiivka means for the war in Ukraine ahead of the two-year anniversa...
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A different week for Sky News’ Sam Coates and Politico’s Jack Blanchard as they preview and predict the biggest moments for British politics in the week ahead.

As it’s Commons recess, they’re not together as they record the podcast – Sam is in a sauna in Finland and Jack is in his mum's spare room in Stockport.

On this episode, what will the Tories’ mood be on Friday morning as they digest the by-election results from Wellingboroug...
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February 4, 2024 38 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Northern Ireland following the plans to restart Stormont and the swearing-in of Michelle O'Neill as the first nationalist first minister. After two years without a working government, how w...
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January 28, 2024 39 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week, the prime minister will be railing against the small group of ex-ministers and special advisers who are plotting to bring him down before the election. The campaign to oust Rishi Sunak has been bubbling below the surface sin...
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January 21, 2024 33 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

In the week after Rishi Sunak's Rwanda vote, Jack and Sam predict the Tories will try and move on to safer ground to talk about tax cuts and the economy, amid questions about how much longer Jeremy Hunt will remain chancellor.

Meanwhi...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week the Post Office will be expected to deliver answers when its chief executive faces the Commons business committee to discuss the Horizon scandal.

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron said of UK action in the Red Sea: “We will be pr...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

This week: As well as election fever ramping up as MPs return to Westminster, they look at what else is in store for Rishi Sunak. For starters, there’s a potential Tory backlash looming on government plans for more oil and gas explora...
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December 23, 2023 33 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, usually guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days, but in this episode they attempt to predict an entire year... a year that's set to be the planet's biggest ever for elections.

They start with the likely British election – looking at how Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer might...
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December 17, 2023 29 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

Although Westminster is in Christmas party season the politics continues unbowed, with Parliament still sitting on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

This week: what the Prime Minister might get ask by the Liaison Committee on Tuesday, W...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

It’s looking like a tough week ahead for Rishi Sunak. Jack and Sam look to Tuesday’s crucial vote as the Prime Minister attempts to get his landmark Rwanda legislation through parliament.

On top of that, Rishi Sunak will also be givin...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

With Boris Johnson due to give evidence to the COVID inquiry this week, Jack and Sam take us through what he'll be probed on and what to expect.

They're joined by Rachel Johnson, journalist and sister of the former prime minister, who...
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November 26, 2023 38 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

On this episode, after a government U-turn on measures to help Britain get to Net Zero, Rishi Sunak and the King both head to Dubai for climate conference COP28. Jack and Sam analyse the tone the PM may strike.

They explore the potent...
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November 19, 2023 40 mins
Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

In this episode, they look ahead to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement – the last big fiscal event of the year – and there’s a lot of talk about tax cuts. But who will be the winners and losers? Jack and Sam speak to Sky’s ...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

In this episode, they look ahead to what could be the biggest week of Rishi Sunak's premiership so far. The prime minister is set to resolve a conundrum about the future of his home secretary, Suella Braverman, which could potentially...
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide us through their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

On this episode, they look ahead to the King's Speech - the first since Charles became monarch and Rishi Sunak became prime minister. And they share some expert intel from Sky's royal commentator Alistair Bruce, the man who leads the so...
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October 29, 2023 34 mins
Want to know what the week ahead looks like in politics? Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists - Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard - bring their predictions of how British politics will play out over the next seven days.

On this episode, they look at where the UK’s response to the war in Gaza may go next, as more senior Labour figures call for a ceasefire between the two sides.

Plus, Dominic Cummings retu...
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October 22, 2023 36 mins
Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard guide you through the week's big moments in British politics - with their analysis and predictions.

It's been a year since Rishi Sunak took over from Liz Truss in Number 10. But following two by-election defeats last week, Downing Street doesn't seem to be in the mood for a party.

Could we see another Rishi reset?

The prime minister returned from Israel this week, where he met with...
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