Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor, Sky News

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Joined February 2009
Sam Coates Sky retweeted
Sounds like the line is that the stress test is still ongoing and no decision has yet been taken, not that the shutdown of the plants will definitely still go ahead
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
And the 💰💰💰? Only exists for activity until 2025 at the moment. DHSCs Major Projects Portfolio says they are “still in discussion with the Treasury about whole life costs, as the programme does not yet have a confirmed funding envelope beyond 2025.” 4/4
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
We spoke exclusively to Julian Hartley, Chief Exec at one of the 40 hospitals, in Leeds. “We don’t have an actual start date yet because we are waiting for the green light from govt… we are very keen to move.” 2/4
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
🧵Almost 3 yrs into 40 new hospitals programme, investigation via me @AgnesChambre & @BethRigby 👇 - 80% don’t have a completion date or unlikely to be finished by next GE - Only 20% completed/begun construction - Just 32.5% are whole new hospitals 1/4 news.sky.com/story/majority-…
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Keir Starmer will tomorrow call on the govt to freeze the energy price cap to protect consumers from massive prices increases this winter… He’s been accused of being quiet over the past few weeks. Will they listen now?
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.@KayBurley is on fire tonight, full of follow-ups that both contenders normally avoid. This format really is miles better than the cosy hustings of the past week.
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What we learned from @KayBurley Battle for Number 10
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss face questions from a live studio audience - but what should we expect to hear? @SamCoatesSky looks ahead to our special programme #BattleForNo10 at 🕗 8pm. Read more: trib.al/kIFwrUA 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
⏰ 8PM TONIGHT: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak get a grilling from an audience of Tory members and @KayBurley (not sure which is more intimidating...) I've been a small part of the top team in the prep bunker. There is a *lot* to discuss. I think you'll want your 📺 on #BattleForNo10
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
"Just as in the 2020 Labour leadership contest, the polling has helped identify a frontrunner. Just as in 2020, the consequence has been huge, having an impact on the framing and narrative of the contest." @SamCoatesSky on the importance of polls👇 news.sky.com/story/the-tory-…
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"Modern politics is less a contest of ideas, more a battle of language. Who do voters trust? Which does the viewer at home like?" Our deputy political editor @SamCoatesSky outlines the six things to watch out for in The Battle for Number 10 on Sky News news.sky.com/story/tory-lead…
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Six things to watch out for in The Battle for Number 10 on Sky News news.sky.com/story/tory-lead…
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
Bank Of England hikes rates by 0.5% to 1.75% (as expected) with a firm vote of 8 to 1. Also - increases expectation of peak of inflation to 13% from 11%. (So despite the headlines of "biggest hike in rates for 27 yrs" - rates are very low relative to inflation.)
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Sam Coates Sky retweeted
💡 The campaign @dontpayuk claim 70,000 people have signed up to a pledge not to pay their energy bills from 1 Oct The govt say "this is highly irresponsible messaging, which ultimately will only push up prices for everyone else and affect personal credit ratings" One to watch
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