A Chain of Mayors
Thursday, 15 July
Local leaders respond to the PM’s plan to “level up” the country. On the day Boris Johnson set out his plan to “level up” the UK by spreading power and opportunity more evenly, a collective noun of mayors from some of the key English regions give us their chain reactions. First, the Conservative West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, and then Tracy Brabin, Labour’s new Mayor of West Yorkshire.
But we start by speaking to the MP Bim Afolami about the week’s news from Westminster to Wembley – and hear his take on the government’s response to racism and some of his colleagues’ criticism of England players taking the knee.
Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Daniel Wittenberg. Emma Crowe is the Studio Director. The Assistant Editor is Emma Close. The Editor is Dino Sofos.