Boris’s baby boy: does a PM’s gender make a difference? Plus chef Jason Atherton on restaurants after lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their son.  Born in the early hours of the morning at a London hospital, the pair have thanked their “fantastic NHS team” .

After a busy few months and being struck down with the virus, it is unlikely for the Prime Minister to take any more time off.  The Leader podcast speaks to the Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner' editor Ayesha Hazarika on the latest from Downing Street. We ask her whether the gender of a prime minister makes any difference when their child is born?


Restaurants remain to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The simple pleasure of dining out with loved ones will not be the same for at least a couple of years. But how can restaurants come back from this? There isn’t yet a government led guideline in place. The Leader podcast speak to Michelin star chef Jason Atherton and ask how he plans to reopen – and still succeed – in a post lockdown world.  Can a restaurant really survive with social distancing for another two years?


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