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Adam Boulton

Sky News Tonight Presenter, Editor at Large, and Sunday Times Political Columnist — Sky News, The Times

Presenter All Out Politics. Editor at Large. Sunday Times political columnist. I RT what amuses or interests me inc. criticism. RT is not an endorsement.

Hillary Clinton has a golden opportunity to finish off Donald Trump — SEX and violence (at least of the verbal kind) are bound to feature heavily as two rather less loved wannabe presidents face off for the second time, in St Louis tonight. The Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, has been handed a golden opportunity by the latest revelation of sexist remarks by her Republican challenger Donald Trump.

‘Do no harm’ yields to ‘do no less overtime’ — I am the son of a workaholic NHS hospital doctor. I don't remember a weekend passing without my father going off to work as a consultant anaesthetist, taking charge of the intensive care unit or researching his next academic paper and lecture.

Stop the War got Corbyn in. It could get him out too — Stop the War didn't stop the war. With what some might have considered indecent haste, the group was formed just 10 days after al-Qaeda's 9/11 attacks explicitly to oppose counterattacks by the West in Afghanistan and the Middle East. The chosen venue was the Quaker Friends House in central London.

The Brexit camp feels it is winning but struggles to say what the prize will be — The chancellor of the exchequer flies to Berlin on Tuesday to deliver a speech on the European Union. After the pummelling George Osborne has taken over tax credit cuts, this may feel like welcome relief for the government's status-conscious No 2.

A new grammar is no big deal - education is already improving — There is no quicker way to turn a dinner table conversation into a blazing row than to bring up the topic of schools. Wine glasses get knocked over and neighbourhood friendships rupture.

Look closer and austere George no longer seems a shoo-in for No 10 — On its opening day the Conservative conference has already chosen its star. It isn't David Cameron, who led the Tories out of coalition into an unexpected overall majority in the general election. It isn't Boris Johnson, traditionally the most popular boy inside the security cordon.

Labour’s cloud of bemused tolerance signals that Corbyn is here to stay — The media have worried in recent years about paying too much attention to party conferences. What were once internal parliaments have long been shorn of their policymaking powers. The effort and expense of getting cameras and correspondents through the security cordons resulted only in extended advertising opportunities for the politicians, as spin doctors orchestrated gatherings where lobbyists and hangers-on outnumbered "real" delegates.

Corbyn is living the dream of Tony Benn - now for the purge — This weekend's Labour leadership results have reset Britain's political battleground in a way no opposition party has managed since the formation of the SDP in 1981. Labour has recast itself thanks to the infusion of 177,144 new "registered" and "affiliated" supporters who voted, compared with 245,520 traditional members.

Another payload of lords pushes the House close to oblivion — Far from enshrining the highest honour in the land, the House of Lords has become a national embarrassment. "A House overflowing with lords draws scorn" was the derisive headline in The New York Times greeting the news that the government is cramming another 45 political cronies into an already overstuffed second chamber.

No beard, no loony leanings: meet Labour’s real next leader — Forget booze-ups in breweries and orgies in brothels; this summer Labour is comprehensively demonstrating that it can't organise an election inside a political party. As many of us head off for the hols, Labour faces a sweaty summer at home trying to choose three new standard bearers - a national leader, a deputy and a candidate for mayor of London.
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Oct 25, 2016

RT @rafaelbehr: Richmond Park by-election will be most vox-popped in recent memory not least because convenient commute from SW1.

Oct 25, 2016

RT @peterjukes: As I said on @adamboultonSKY Britain renowned across the world not for a free press, but a lawless and mendacious press @DavidPuckridge

Oct 25, 2016

RT @riddellandy1: @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY Going to stop watching All Out Politics as sick of hearing Adam say it, I know what Im watching, I chose to watch!

Oct 25, 2016

RT @britainelects: A source close to Zac Goldsmith MP (Con, Richmond Park) told the Sun he will resign and trigger a by-election if Heathrow is greenlit today.

Oct 25, 2016

RT @iainmartin1: Howard Davies: nice man wrong about euro,wrong on fin reg, wrong at LSE, now RBS chairman and setting (wrong) aviation policy. Ah, Britain

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