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    Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists Sky News’ Sam Coates and Politico’s Jack Blanchard are still daily as we enter a new era of UK politics. 

    They're across the key interviews, the main stories and what the parties are saying. 

    An essential 15 minute political conversation to start your day.Â
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    Episodes (65)

    Keir scores at the White House

    Keir scores at the White House
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are here with their guide to the day ahead in politics. 
      
    They discuss what was on the agenda at the Biden and Starmer meeting including Ukraine, EU alignments and of course, if football's coming home. Plus, what Labour are doing to  overcrowding in UK prisons and if a sorrowful Rishi Sunak will quit as leader of the Tories. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  Â

    Keir meets Joe

    Keir meets Joe
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are here with their guide to the day ahead in politics. 
      
    They discuss what's on the table at the prime minister's first NATO meeting and dinner with Joe Biden, whether the rumours are true that Labour could introduce digital ID cards, and what is really the new Government's number one priority. Plus, who is leading in the ongoing Tory leadership race. 
     
    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  Â

    Starmer flies to Washington

    Starmer flies to Washington
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are here with their guide to the day ahead in politics. 
       
    On the day new MPs are sworn in, Jack and Sam talk about the prime minister's meeting with metro mayors and his trip to the NATO summit in the US. They also discuss how Wes Streeting is approaching the junior doctor strikes. 
      
    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    Starmer tackles the s*** list

    Starmer tackles the s*** list
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are here with their guide to the day ahead in politics. 
      
    They discuss how the prime minister is tackling his first full week and talk about his government’s approach to home and foreign affairs, kicking off with the chancellor’s first big speech. And how will the Conservative Party choose a new leader? 
     
    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk   



    Keir gets going

    Keir gets going
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the day ahead in politics.   

    This is a special Saturday edition of the podcast on day two of the new government. Jack and Sam talk about the prime minister's first cabinet meeting today and look at what is in his team's in-trays. They also discuss how the Conservative Party will regroup and elect a new leader.

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    Last-minute tightening?

    Last-minute tightening?
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard are back with their guide to the election day ahead.  
     
    This is the day before polling day. Jack and Sam look at Boris Johnson's return to the Conservative campaign and how missing postal votes could affect certain seats. 

    They also talk about the final day of election campaigning for all the parties.  
     
    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  


    Labour and the Conservatives look to the future

    Labour and the Conservatives look to the future
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 41 of the campaign. Jack and Sam look at Labour’s preparation for government, the Conservative’s preparing for the election fallout, and the problem with some postal votes. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk Â

    Election week begins

    Election week begins
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 40 of the campaign. Jack and Sam look at where the parties are now as the election approaches, with Labour’s attack ads and the Conservatives pushing back against Reform UK. Plus, the reaction to the first round of the French elections which has seen the far-right make significant headway. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  

    The last weekend

    The last weekend
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead. 

    This is day 37 of the campaign. Jack and Sam talk about the leaders’ final weekend, they discuss how Reform are continuing to be in the headlines, and following the Trump vs Biden debate, they look at the rest of the world, including the upcoming French election.

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    One week to go

    One week to go
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead. 

    This is day 36 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss, closing arguments - the morning after the final debate, junior doctor strikes, their impact and the Trump v Biden factor.

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    The final head-to-head

    The final head-to-head
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead. 
    This is day 35 of the campaign, Jack and Sam discuss the final head-to-head - how have the two leaders fared through the campaign? Gamblegate the story that won't die and Reform going big on Net Zero - parliament’s next big battle.

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    A Japanese Pause

    A Japanese Pause
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 34 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss how the Labour and Convservative campaigns are taking a brief pause while the emperor of Japan is in town, in Scotland the Daily Record comes out for Labour for the first time in 14 years, and Ed Davey launches a new manifesto for social care.  

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    10 Days To Go

    10 Days To Go
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 33 of the campaign. With 10 days remaining until election day Jack and Sam discuss Sunak and Starmer’s battle in The Sun, the fallout from Farage’s comments on the war in Ukraine, and the verdict from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the party manifestos. 
     
    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  
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    Don't bet on Rishi

    Don't bet on Rishi
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead. This is day 30 of the campaign.

    Jack and Sam discuss the betting scandal clouding the Conservative campaign, last night’s Question Time, and Rachel Reeves opening up. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk

    In this episode, Jack and Sam discuss Craig Williams, the Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr. The full list of candidates are:
    Jeremy Brignell-Thorp (Green Party)
    Oliver Lewis (Reform UK)
    Glyn Preston (Liberal Democrats)
    Elwyn Vaughan (Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales)
    Craig Williams (Conservative and Unionist Party)
    Steve Witherden (Labour Party)  

    They also mention Laura Saunders, the Conservative candidate for Bristol Noth West. The full list of candidates are:
    Caroline Gooch (Liberal Democrats)
    Darren Jones (Labour Party)
    Scarlett O'Connor (Reform UK)
    Mary Page (Green Party)
    Laura Saunders (Conservative and Unionist Party)
    Ben Smith (Social Democratic Party)

    Tories party amid poll wipeout

    Tories party amid poll wipeout
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 29 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss all four main leaders facing an audience on primetime TV, who is missing from the Tories' party donors event, Bank of England interest rates and who the newspapers are going to endorse for No 10. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk Â

    Will inflation save Rishi Sunak?

    Will inflation save Rishi Sunak?
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 28 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss inflation, the SNP manifesto launch, and how Labour’s transition planning is going.  

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk Â

    Rishi's 'blank cheque' warning

    Rishi's 'blank cheque' warning
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 27 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss the Tories doubling down on blank cheque warnings, if Labour’s economic message is struggling to break through, and Nigel Farage heads to Clacton.   

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk Â

    Nigel Farage launches his ”manifesto”

    Nigel Farage launches his ”manifesto”
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  
    This is day 26 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss Reform’s manifesto launch, the Conservatives’ changing tack for the final two weeks of campaigning, and Labour’s plan for the first 100 days.  

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk Â

    The Day... A poll made everyone uneasy

    The Day... A poll made everyone uneasy
    Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard with their guide to the election day ahead.  

    This is day 23 of the campaign. Jack and Sam discuss the latest polling which shows Reform UK overtaking the Conservatives for the first time, the aftermath of Labour’s manifesto launch, and what the Lib Dems are up to in the so-called Tory Blue Wall. 

    Email Jack and Sam: jackandsam@sky.uk  

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