Theresa May's Legacy for Tory Women, Angélique Kidjo, Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin
The UK’s second female prime minister stepped down last week after a turbulent three years in office. We discuss her legacy for women in politics.
The UK’s second female Prime Minister stepped down last week after a turbulent three years in office. In the last few weeks commentators have picked over Theresa May’s failure to deliver Brexit, her loss of the Conservative majority in the 2017 General Election and her limited progress in tackling the burning injustices she described on the steps of Downing Street in 2016. Today, we turn to a subject that Woman’s Hour first interviewed Theresa May about nearly 20 years ago, encouraging women to stand as MPs and to get on in the Conservative Party. We discuss her legacy for women in politics and look at how women will fare under Boris Johnson’s premiership.
Angélique Kidjo is a singer from Benin who’s won three Grammys and made 13 albums. This year she makes her Proms debut with her nine-piece band in a late-night tribute to the celebrated salsa songstress Celia Cruz.
Anna ‘Delvey’ Sorokin tricked New York’s city’s elite into thinking she was a wealthy German heiress. In reality she was a fraudster with no trust fund who convinced banks, hotels and friends that her fortune could cover her lifestyle as well as her future plans to set up an arts foundation in her name. She was found guilty of a number of charges including grand larceny, attempted larceny and theft of services. Rachel Deloache Williams, a key witness in the trial, discusses her new book ‘My Friend Anna’.
Presenter: Tina Daheley
Interviewed guest: Anne McElvoy
Interviewed guest: Katy Balls
Interviewed guest: Angélique Kidjo
Interviewed guest: Rachel Deloache Williams
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore