Boris Johnson Exclusive: PM is ‘laser focused’ ahead of General Election 2019

Boris Johnson has made a big election pitch for London, in an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard’s political editor Joe Murphy. Joe joins The Leader podcast to reflect on his conversation with the Prime Minister who, Joe says, was ‘laser focused’ ahead of the election which will decide the country’s fate beyond Brexit.

 M&G fund hits trouble 

The City regulator is facing a storm of criticism for failing to beef up its rules, after M&G, one of the country’s biggest property funds, said it was temporarily suspending dealing in its shares. Our editorial column says the excuse given – Brexit – is a flimsy one:

Paris rail strikes

Paris has been brought to a halt by massive strikes over pension reforms. Almost every train has been cancelled and all but five Metro lines have been shut down. The strike has also hit the Eurostar. The Leader podcast spoke to Antoinne Metten from Paris about how the city is reacting.




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