Welcome to the Evening Standard's daily podcast, The Leader, bringing you exclusive analysis and insight of the events setting the news agenda tonight.
The Leader is inspired by each evening's Evening Standard's editorial column, as it focusses on and dissects the day's major news events across the capital, the country and the world.
The founder of revolutionary charity Teach First has warned the coronavirus pandemic risks undoing years of work spent improving education for poorer children in London and could create an “educational underclass”. Our education editor Anna Davis tells us how Brett Wigdortz is worried about an impending national crisis as London risks “backsliding” on all the good work that has been done to narrow the gap between rich and poor children’s educational achievements.
And, female film directors are changing the face of horror. Our arts commissioning editor Katie Rosseinsky says a new wave of female-led films are playing fast and loose with the genre as they take back ownership from what’s traditionally been a boy’s club of directors. As it turns out, they are the perfect opportunity for women to make their debut in the film industry.
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