All Out Politics

All Out Politics

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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June 17, 2021 46 min
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the week that was on the home and international fronts.

The fallout from the G7 summit in Cornwall, the ongoing row over the Northern Ireland protocol, the Prime Minister's decision to delay removing all Covid restrictions in England by four weeks and the latest explosive claims by his former adviser Dominic Cummings.

They also examine this week's meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden...
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Adam Boulton and guests assess the UK's place in the world as the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall.
Where are we with the special relationship with the US? How are the leaders going to address the coronavirus pandemic and accelerate the progress of vaccinating the world?
And what about the row over the government's decision to cut the aid budget which has angered many Conservative MPs this week?
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May 27, 2021 44 min
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the explosive evidence given by the Prime Minister's former adviser Dominic Cummings to two select committees on the government's handling of the pandemic. In seven hours of testimony, Mr Cummings said that 'tens of thousands of people died, who didn't need to die,' suggested Boris Johnson is 'not fit for office' and argued that the Health Secretary should have been sacked...
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Adam Boulton and guests focus on government messaging and decision making on Covid restrictions. With the Indian variant of the virus being talked about as a potential threat to the June 21st 'grand reopening' what options are open to the Prime Minister.
And what exactly ARE the rules on travelling somewhere on the 'Amber' list after a week of somewhat mixed messaging.
Joining Adam this week are: The Guardian columni...
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Adam Boulton and guests examine the fallout from last week's elections from a Labour perspective and assess the government's policy agenda following the Queen's Speech.

They also look ahead to the public inquiry into the government's handling of coronavirus pandemic.

Joining Adam this week are the Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph Olivia Utley, The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and Sky's chief political...
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Adam Boulton and guests discuss the fallout from the Hartlepool by-election as the Conservatives take the seat from Labour for the first time in 57 years.
Another chunk of the Red Wall has been dismantled leading to some tough questions for Sir Keir Starmer over his grip on Labour and its future direction.
Joining Adam to analyse where it went wrong for Labour are the Director of the IPPR North think tank Sarah Longlands, the co-foun...
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April 29, 2021 43 min
Adam Boulton and guests examine another challenging week for the Prime Minister who's faced days of scrutiny over allegations of inappropriate comments and sleaze.

Who paid for what and when in terms of the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat? Did he suggest he would rather see bodies piled high than order another lockdown?

The panel assess the Prime Minister's handling of events, why all this matters to the public, and...
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April 22, 2021 48 min
A podcast of two halves this week as Adam Boulton and guests asses the political response to the frantic 48 hours in football as plans for a European Super League veered into offside territory.
They also dissect what Keir Starmer has referred to as 'sleaze, sleaze, sleaze' over lobbying in Westminster.

Joining Adam are the Chief Executive of the Business Services Association and Deputy Chairman of Reaction Mark Fox, the Deput...
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April 1, 2021 53 min
Adam Boulton and guests look ahead to the May elections in England, Scotland and Wales on what will be the first electoral test since the coronavirus outbreak and the UK's departure from the European Union.
They assess the key issues in the run up to 6th May and explore whether the current system of local governance works.
Joining Adam this week are the Visiting Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Ec...
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March 25, 2021 45 min
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the row between the EU and the UK over so called vaccine nationalism as the Prime Minister warns against blockades.
They also debate the issues around protests sparked by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and they weigh up the arguments on the 'papers for the pub' proposals too.
Joining Adam on the podcast this week are the Europe correspondent for The Irish Times, Naomi O'Lear...
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March 18, 2021 43 min
This week Boris Johnson outlined his security and defence strategy for the post-Brexit world.

It included a plan to lift the number of nuclear warheads the UK is prepared to stockpile, a proposal to strengthen trade links with China and an ambition to make Britain a science and tech superpower.

Adam Boulton is joined by Patricia Lewis, who leads in the International Security Programme at Chatham House; Sir Lawrence Freedman, the Emer...
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This week, politics and royalty collide as Adam Boulton and guests discuss the fallout from the interview given by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Oprah Winfrey.

They discus the rise of opinion-led broadcasting and they touch on the controversial issue of nurses pay.

Joining Adam this week are the columnist Tim Walker, The Economist's senior editor Anne McElvoy and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
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March 4, 2021 51 min
Adam Boulton and guests focus on the complicated row at the heart of politics in Scotland where - in the past week - Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon have given lengthy evidence to a Holyrood inquiry investigating the handling of harassment complaints against Mr Salmond.

What's been happening in the Scottish Parliament and where does it leave the First Minister, the SNP and the future of the independence movement?

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February 25, 2021 49 min
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the different approaches to easing lockdown in England and Scotland and whether power should come from the centre or be fairly dispersed in Edinburgh and London.
Also this week, have the old left versus right battles over tax now disappeared as we prepare for the Chancellor's Budget next week?
Joining Adam for political discussion and analysis are Professor of Political Science at the University o...
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Adam Boulton and guests assess Boris Johnson's options ahead of his announcement on lockdown restrictions next week and the longer term prospects for Sir Keir Starmer as Labour leader after his big speech on the economy.

Joining Adam this week are the chief leader writer at The Observer, Sonia Sodha; Conservative commentator Tim Montgomerie and Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig.
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Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Cabinet's messaging on summer holidays and the recent Parliamentary rows over Freedom of Information and genocide.

What links the Trade Bill and the government's position on genocide and why have newspapers formed an alliance to raise concerns about FoI requests?

Joining Adam this week are the Labour MP for Rhondda Chris Bryant, the Mail on Sunday's deputy political editor Anna Mikhailo...
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February 4, 2021 57 min
What next for the United Kingdom?

This week, there's a state of the union flavour to the podcast with Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland following the row over vaccine exports AND issues in the Scottish National party following the sacking of Joanna Cherry from the front bench. That as the 'who knew what and when' row between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond continues and threatens to derail any momentum being built for...
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January 28, 2021 49 min
In the week when the UK officially recorded 100 thousand Covid-19 related deaths and worldwide infections topped 100 million, Adam Boulton and guests discuss the response to the pandemic and the European vaccines row.

The UK has a good vaccines story to tell with more than 7 million people having received their first jab. But an argument has been brewing between the European Commission and the drugs firm AstraZeneca over an apparent...
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Adam Boulton hosts from Washington DC where Joe Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America.

Adam and guests discuss the immediate priorities for the Biden administration but the main focus this week is on the coronavirus pandemic, the political decisions that lie ahead and the continuing impact on the economy.

What is the data telling us about the virus and is the ground being prepared for tax ri...
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January 14, 2021 49 min
Adam Boulton hosts a US Special from Washington DC and this week the panel discuss the extraordinary events in Congress as Donald Trumps is impeached for a second time - and in his final week as President.

They also assess whether the Joe Biden era will mark the beginning of the Kamala Harris effect on international relations and what is in store for the UK/US relationship.

And what next for the post-Trump Republican party?

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