The week of… the autumn statement


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 economics and data editor Ed Conway about what we should look out for.

Plus, how far will the prime minister Rishi Sunak go to stop the boats? Could going with the Tory right’s solution mean ignoring human rights laws?

And they’ll go over how much of the cabinet reshuffle they correctly predicted last time – and how the repercussions of it might still be felt this week.

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