Stopping Jeremy Corbyn is not the same as an economic plan, Conservatives

Boris Johnson has written for the Evening Standard warning of “profound” economic damage if Jeremy Corbyn wins the election. But what about the Conservatives own plans? The Leader podcast ask the Evening Standard’s associate editor Julian Glover to take us through the Prime Minister’s proposals.


A big accountancy firm called Grant Thornton has been hit with a fine of £650,000 over mistakes made in an audit of a stock-market listed company, however the identity of this company has been kept a secret. The Leader podcast spoke to the Evening Standard’s city correspondent Michael Bow who explains the background behind the story, and why the name of the company should be revealed.



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Thanks for listening to The Leader you can subscribe to make sure you get the best news analysis and commentary at 4pm every day. Now, from the Evening Standard in London this… is The Leader


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Hi I'm David Marsland. Boris Johnson's written for the Standard warning of profound economic damage if Jeremy Corbyn wins the election, but what about the Tories plans


JULIAN GLOVER

Underneath all the noise The Conservative economic proposals are pretty modest, except for one big catastrophic thing which is Brexit.



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Associate Editor Julian Glover takes us through the PMS proposals and….



MICHAEL BOW

The FRC has room to use its discretion not to name a company now one of the reasons for this is to do with public interest



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City correspondent Michael bow on the city secret this newspaper should be revealed.



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Taken from the Evening Standard’s editorial column this is The Leader. For the whole thing pick up the newspaper or head to standard.co.uk/comment. In a moment:

Why stopping Jeremy Corbyn is not the same as a Tory economic plan.


PART 2

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You've probably seen this Boris Johnson recreating a scene from love actually.


[CLIPS USED] BORIS JOHNSON ELECTION CAMPAIGN ‘LOVE ACTUALLY’

 



JEREMY CORBYN READS MEAN TWEETS

“I'll bet Jeremy Corbyn will be glad when this election is over, so he can go back to wearing his commy hat. The Labour leaders reading mean tweets about himself and his spending plans.

 

Jeremy Corbyn isn't some kind of kind be magic grandpa. Quite the opposite in fact. Wow. Can someone tell me who Jeremy Corbyn is? the next prime minister”



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Joking aside the economy's been oddly absent from much of the election debate writing in the Standard today, the Prime Minister's trying to put it front and centre warning the damage to economic confidence would be profound if labour wins this week. Our editorial column agrees but argues Mr. Johnson has questions or his own to answer:



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The poll suggests there isn't going to be a majority Labour government. So a rather more important question is what a conservative government would do to the economy, what do we know? Ignore the noise. On spending, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies says, there would be little in the way of changes to tax, spending...
 

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