Sadiq Khan: how London should come out of lockdown - Plus, Happy Birthday Captain Tom!

London mayor Sadiq Khan joins us on the podcast to talk about the future of the city after lockdown. He's written an opinion article for the Evening Standard, outlining the challenges being faced by the people, transport and businesses. He's calling for financial support from the UK government, including extending furloughing "long into the future" but how will that be paid for? We also ask if the tube and busses are ready for commuters returning to work, after the London Strategic Co-ordination group warned the network could be "rapidly overwhelmed" because of social distancing needs. 


Colonel Tom Moore has celebrated his 100th birthday. To mark the occasion, he was treated to a flypast by Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, and yesterday received a promotion for his efforts which have raised more than £30 million for NHS charities. 

The Leader podcast speaks to the Evening Standard’s Lizzie Edmonds on Colonel Moore’s journey into the limelight - including being the first centenarian to feature on a Number One single - and why he has become so dear to our hearts.


 

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