Boris tells Trump to 'dial it down' over Iran; Harry and Meghan’s possible future home; Plus BTS x Serpentine collaboration

In today’s daily news podcast:

 

Boris Johnson calls for ‘Trump deal’:

Boris Johnson is calling for the nuclear pact with Iran to be replaced with a new “Trump deal”. In an interview with the BBC, he says it’s time to “dial down” tension in the Middle East, after the US assassination of Iranian general Quasem Soleimani. The Evening Standard’s deputy political editor Nicholas Cecil’s covering the story and joins The Leader podcast.

 

Harry and Meghan’s possible future home:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are borrowing a $14 million mansion on Vancouver Island while their future is finalised. ES Magazine Editor-in-Chief Laura Weir wrote a piece in the Evening Standard today revealing why the destination is so desirable, and joins the podcast to discuss why the it could be the perfect place for the Sussexes to make a new life.

 

BTS x Serpentine collaboration:

Korean pop group BTS – the biggest boyband in the world – are releasing an art exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Evening Standard’s Arts Correspondent Robert Dex joins The Leader podcast to explain the motive behind the unusual move.


TRANSCRIPT:


David Marsland  

From the Evening Standard in London, this is The Leader


Hi I'm David Marsland, Boris Johnson's told America and Iran to dial it down and make a deal


Nicholas Cecil  

Mr. Johnson did praise Mr Trump as a great deal maker,


David Marsland  

Our deputy political editor Nicholas Cecile and the Prime Minister surprise intervention into US politics, also:


Laura Weir  

The ones I saw were pretty massive, you know, they're these amazing beautiful wooden structures often like mansions with, you know, various entrances for boats to more and platforms for people to dive off and BBQ gardens and terraces. 


David Marsland  

We speak to ES magazine editor in chief Laura Weir about her time in the same area Harry and Megan are borrowing a $14 million mansion while their future is finalized. And:


Robert Dex  

It's a very unusual move and you can see why the serpentine said yes though.


David Marsland  

South Korea's BTS are the biggest boy band in the world, why are they collaborating with London's Serpentine on a massive art project? The Standard's Robert tax explains.


Taken from the Evening Standard editorial column, this is The Leader. For the whole thing pick up the newspaper or head to standard.co.uk/comment. In a moment Nicholas Cecil on Boris Johnson's appeal to the US and Iran.


David Marsland

Boris Johnson's calling for the nuclear pact with Iran to be replaced with a new Trump deal. In an interview with the BBC he says it's time to dial down tension in the Middle East after the US assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Our deputy political editor Nicholas Cecil is... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy