Cyprus rape case: British teen returns home – but what now? Plus BAFTA nominations and Labour leader race

A British teenager has been sentenced to a four month suspended jail sentence accused of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus. Judge Michalis Papathanasiou told her he was giving her a "second chance". The teenager has maintained that she was raped and said she was forced to change her account under pressure from Cypriot police.​ The Leader podcast spoke to courts correspondent Tristan Kirk on what the 19 year old’s family will do now once they’re home.

Labour leadership

Shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, has announced her position in the Labour leadership race and has launched a thinly-veiled attack on Sir Keir Starmer over lack of confidence in regards to Brexit. The candidates join Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Emily Thornberry in the battle to lead the party. Political correspondent Sophia Sleigh joins us from the Standard’s Parliament office. 

Bafta nominations

The Bafta nominations have been announced and for the seventh year in a row there are no women on the Best Director list. The Evening Standard’s film critic Charlotte O’Sullivan joins The Leader podcast to say BAFTA can’t get away with this.

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David Marsland  

Welcome to The Leader, the Evening Standard's, daily news commentary and analysis podcast. We're here at 4pm make sure you never miss an episode by subscribing. Now, from the Evening Standard in London, this is The Leader

Hi, I'm David Marsland, a British teenager convicted of lying about being gang raped in Cyprus avoids jail, and the campaign continues to clear her name

Tristan Kirk  

but her legal team made it very clear. She's going to continue maintaining our innocence and take the case to appeal 

David Marsland  

Our courts correspondent Tristan Kirk and what the 19 year olds family will do now their daughter is coming home. Also,

Sophia Sleigh  

she was very much sort of nurtured in her career by shadow chancellor John McDonnell. She said you were likely to see me on the picket line as you are in the dispatch box.

David Marsland  

political correspondent Sofia slay on the Labour Party leadership is Rebecca long Bailey enters the run. And

Charlotte O'Sullivan  

the Golden Globes awkwafina one so the farewell other bodies are starting to get with the times and it's basta he's looking a little bit out of date

David Marsland  

Evening Standard film criticCharlotte O'Sullivan says BAFTA can't get away with having no woman on the Best Director nomination list for seven years.

Taken from the Evening Standard's editorial column this is The Leader. For the whole thing pick up the newspaper or head to comment; in a moment what next for the Brit teenager who denies lying about being gang raped in Cyprus.

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