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Sunak’s poll slump & Zahawi sacking fallout
It’s the day after Rishi Sunak sacked Nadhim Zahawi as Conservative Party chairman for a “serious breach of the ministerial code” as an ethics investigation ruled ex-Chancellor Zahawi failed to declare an HMRC probe into his tax affairs.
Now the PM’s battling a ratings slump just over three months into the top job.
According to exclusive Ipsos polling for the Evening Standard, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer overtakes Sunak voters’ “most capable prime minister”.
The Leader podcast is joined by Dr Grace Lordan, a labour economist at the London School of Economics, and Evening Standard political editor Nic Cecil, to discuss Sunak’s polling disaster, his latest inflation strategy, Zahawi’s mega tax bill and just what is the Duchy of Lancaster?
Met Police: Why London 'deserves better'
Met Police found to be ‘institutionally sexist, racist and homophobic’. Catalogue of failings recorded infecting every level of the force. How the protection of women had been “thrown out of the window”. Our Home Affairs Editor Martin Bentham explains why the Casey Report is the ‘worst in the Met’s history'. Plus Psychologist and CEO of Victim Focus, Dr Jessica Taylor, explains how negative cultures exist in police forces across the country. In this episode:The Casey Report’s worst findings explainedWhat recommendations has Baroness Dame Louise Casey made?Why Dr Jessica Taylor wasn’t surprised by the findingsHow hierarchical workplace dynamics can breed negative culturesFollow us on Twitter #TheLeaderPodcast
How banking panic could hit London
Thousands of City jobs are at risk after UBS confirmed a takeover of its arch-rival Credit Suisse in a £2.6 billion deal. Credit Suisse is the most significant recent failure of a 'crisis of confidence' that has also seen the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US - sparking concern over the global banking sector.The Evening Standard’s Financial Editor, Simon English, explains the significance of the latest developments and what this all means for London as well as for you.
Leader Weekends: How to be a CEO (Headspace CEO Russell Glass)
This is a bonus episode taken from our business show How to be a CEO. Russell Glass is the CEO of Headspace, the app designed to teach users how to meditate, do yoga, and practise mindfulness more regularly. Russell took to meditation himself after watching a talk by founder of Headspace Andy Puddicombe, and became CEO in October 2021. Russell discusses how the concept of meditation has become more mainstream in western society, his route to becoming CEO, and how Headspace are supporting staff. To hear the full episode click here.