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Politics At Jack And Sam's

  • The Day... Labour finds a bit taxing

    30 MAG 2024 · Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their daily guide to the election day ahead. This is day 8 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss Labour trying to settle its position on taxation, the claims that Sir Keir Starmer is purging the left of his party and a day which has a double dose of Nigel Farage. Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk
    17 min. 37 sec.
  • The Week... We eat humble pie for missing the election announcement

    26 MAG 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.    On this week's episode, Jack and Sam talk about their "epic fail" and reveal how they missed the biggest political story of the year - that Rishi Sunak would call a general election for July 4. Now the campaign wheels are in motion, Jack and Sam discuss what's in store over the next few weeks leading up to the vote, and whether we'll see the return of some familiar faces as candidates after a mass exodus of Conservative MPs. Also in this episode, from campaign plane rides and party manifestos to TV debates, Jack and Sam unpack how Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are hoping to steer the narrative of what could be the most consequential election in 14 years.  Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: mailto:jackandsam@sky.uk or mailto:jackandsam@politico.co.uk      
    32 min. 42 sec.
  • The Week... Rishi Sunak hopes for an economic win

    19 MAG 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.   This week the government will be hoping to see the rate of inflation hit the Bank of England's 2% target as Rishi Sunak aims to claim a victory for some of his decisions in No 10. Plus, it’s a significant week for public inquiries. We get the long-awaited final report from the Infected Blood Inquiry, Paula Vennells will be questioned about her role as CEO at the Post Office and Cabinet Secretary Simon Case will appear at the COVID hearing. Meanwhile, Vaughan Gething, the new first minister of Wales, has been under pressure after he accepted a £200,000 donation for his leadership campaign from a company owned by a man twice convicted of environmental offences. Will he be facing a vote of no confidence?  Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: https://sky.uk or https://politico.co.uk         
    43 min. 37 sec.
  • The Week… Rishi Sunak questions if we’d be safe under Labour

    12 MAG 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.  As fierce fighting continues in the Kharkiv region in Ukraine with Russia claiming it has control of more villages and Israel saying it will proceed with an assault on Rafah, Jack and Sam discuss how foreign affairs may take priority this week. How should MPs hold each other to account? It's a question that's plagued the Commons for years -and this week, MPs will be asked to debate and vote on proposals for how to deal with MPs accused - but not convicted - of serious offences. But will it cause more party problems than it's worth? And - there's a rare appearance from Sue Gray in Northern Ireland, as part of the COVID inquiry, plus why football could prove to be a new dividing line within the Conservative Party. Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: mailto:jackandsam@sky.uk
    38 min. 1 sec.
  • The week... That Rishi Sunak looks on the bright side  

    5 MAG 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.   Following the local and mayoral elections, Jack and Sam discuss how Rishi Sunak will try to get back onto the front foot and whether the Conservative rebels will continue to plot against him.       They also predict that the country will come out of recession and look forward to a new SNP leader in Scotland following the resignation of Humza Yousaf.   Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: mailto:jackandsam@sky.uk or mailto:jackandsam@politico.co.uk        
    35 min. 49 sec.
  • The Week.. The local elections might throw up a surprise

    28 APR 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.  The local and mayoral elections are trundling towards us, with Westminster set for the fallout. But don't expect Rishi Sunak to name the date of the general election anytime soon, despite rumours that some MPs are on manoeuvres - hear why on this episode.  Plus, how will Labour use their predicted successes? And where will the other parties fall? To find a full list of mayoral candidates in each election, you can use the postcode search https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections/how-elections-work/types-elections/mayoral-elections Heading north, Holyrood is also poised for an explosive week, with no confidence votes being put down against First Minister Humza Yousaf, and the Scottish government itself. Jack and Sam look how those votes could play out this week, and why former SNP leadership hopeful turned Alba MSP Ash Regan holds all the power. They also discuss deputy foreign secretary Andrew Mitchell's big week, and why Monday could throw up a major hot button issue in the House of Commons. Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: https://sky.uk/ 
    36 min. 53 sec.
  • The Week... Rishi tries to save his skin

    21 APR 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.      This week, they react to MP Mark Menzies' resignation from the Conservative Party after facing allegations of misusing campaign funds, and look at what it might mean for the next election.  Also this week, Rishi Sunak is packing his bags for Europe. Jack and Sam discuss what's on the trip's agenda, including highly anticipated announcements on the defence of Ukraine as well as the UK's wider defence and warfare strategy.    Mr Sunak's Rwanda plan could finally pass through parliament too, more than five months after he unveiled the emergency laws. Jack and Sam reveal the final stage will be far from straightforward though, with MPs told to expect a long night in the Commons.    Plus, Angela Rayner is standing in for Keir Starmer at PMQs this week, the first time she's been in the Commons since police announced they were investigating allegations see may broken electoral law over information she gave about her living situation a decade ago. Jack and Sam discuss how she'll deal with the mounting pressure.    Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: https://sky.uk or https://politico.co.uk      
    41 min. 2 sec.
  • The Week... After Iran’s attack on Israel

    14 APR 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.     With Parliament returning after the Easter break, this week Jack and Sam discuss the government’s response to Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile attack against Israel – and how it will get across that it supports Israel’s right to self-defence but also wants a de-escalation of tensions.     They also discuss where the claims about deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner’s tax affairs go from here.     They look forward to the final stages of the Conservative’s Rwanda Bill; the fallout from the Westminster honeytrap scandal; and a vote on anti-smoking laws are all up for debate this week.  Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: https://sky.uk or https://politico.co.uk       
    41 min. 43 sec.
  • The Week... Britain faced up to big threats

    24 MAR 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News's Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.   This week, Jack and Sam discuss why defence and security - both domestic and foreign - will be a big focus as they look at reaction to Friday's terror attack in Russia and claims that China has been behind cyber attacks targeting MPs and peers, threatening British democracy.   Plus, there's Rishi Sunak's final appearance before the Easter break as he faces questions from the liaison committee on topics including global issues, the economy and public services.  Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: mailto:jackandsam@sky.uk or mailto:jackandsam@politico.co.uk
    33 min. 55 sec.
  • The Week... Rishi Sunak faces down his party

    17 MAR 2024 · Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics.  This week, Jack and Sam discuss the building pressure around Rishi Sunak’s premiership, and how the ongoing tensions between the prime minister and Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch may spill into events this week. Plus, they address the weekend rumours about Penny Mordaunt as a potential leadership rival. There's a big moment for shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, as she delivers a speech at a major event for the world of banking. Will her plans for the nation, should Labour win the election, impress the finance sector? And – which shadow cabinet member do we see most often grilled by Kay Burley and the other breakfast shows while nursing our morning cuppa? Sky’s Izzy Loseff has crunched the numbers, and Jack and Sam tell you what it says about who the Labour leader trusts to deliver his message. Email with your thoughts and rate how their predictions play out: jackandsam@sky.uk or jackandsam@politico.co.uk      
    37 min. 12 sec.

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...

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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.
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