Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor: Why? Plus, who is his replacement Rishi Sunak; and why Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt is “a masterwork”
Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor amid reports of a row between him and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. What really happened behind closed doors in Downing Street? The Evening Standard’s political editor Joe Murphy’s been finding out about the extraordinary battles between numbers 10 and 11, and reveals the nickname the PM’s advisors are said to have given Mr Javid. Also, city journalist Mark Shapland tells us how the markets gave their approval to the man moving into the job, Rishi Sunak and why the square mile’s happy another ex-banker’s taking on the role. And theatre critic Nick Curtis talks about Tom Stoppard’s new, and possibly last, play Leopoldstadt. He says it’s a contender for play of the year.
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