We look at the issues driving UK politics

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London Correspondent Mark Paul joins Hugh Linehan on the Inside Politics podcast to talk about the issues making an impact on British politics right now.

The issues include upcoming local elections, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s drive to pass his Rwanda Bill, which will allow Britain to deport illegal migrants to Rwanda while their claims are processed, and the contrasting fortunes of the Conservative and Labour parties.

In part two they look north to Scotland, where the Scottish National Party (SNP) is showing signs of fatigue after a prolonged period in power, a decline that may open the door to Labour’s revival.

The SNP’s weariness shows in party leader Humza Yousaf’s struggle to handle a wide range of controversies, from green policies to corruption, rape trial reforms and trans rights.