The Week... Ministers try to avert war

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.

This week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Northern Ireland following the plans to restart Stormont and the swearing-in of Michelle O'Neill as the first nationalist first minister. After two years without a working government, how will the new dynamic with the new leadership look?

Back in London, Rishi Sunak and the Home Office will need to deal with the spiralling political debate surrounding a chemical attack in Clapham last week, and how effectively the asylum system works.

Plus, with more air strikes by the United States in the Middle East over the weekend, is Whitehall worried about sleepwalking into a war with Iran?

And finally, the parties are warming up for an election - the Labour Party is approaching its deadline for submitting manifesto policies, and the Tories have a new faction backed by former PM Liz Truss. Jack and Sam look at how that might shape up.

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