Prospects for Tuesday, 18 December
- 18 Dec 07, 10:48 AM
Carol Rubra is today's programme producer - here is her early email to the team. What do you think we should cover?
There are several interesting stories around today. Let's think about which ones we can put our own stamp on.
Lib Dem leadership - the result will be announced this afternoon and we're hoping to interview the winner. Vince Cable has proved an impressive interim leader so what are the challenges for the new leader?
Mervyn King - he's giving evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. We might get more details about who was warned about flaws in the regulatory framework and when. The Bank of England has also increased the amount of support they are giving to Northern Rock today by underwriting loans provided by other banks. What does this mean for the tax payer?
Immigration - under the legacy exercise 37% of asylum seekers have been given leave to remain. Is this the best way of dealing with the problem?
Honours - Tony Wright's committee has 44 recommendations about what should be done.
Turkey has made the biggest incursion into Northern Iraq since 2003. And Condie is in Kirkuk. How will this affect the stability of the region?
ANC - members have begun voting. Peter Marshall has a profile of Jacob Zuma.
And we have an End of Year interview with Diane Parkinson who has been campaigning for the overhaul of the compensation scheme for injured soldiers after her son Ben became the most seriously injured soldier ever to survive.
Please lots of ideas to the meeting for guests and treatments.