Friday, 14 November, 2008
Gavin presents tonight's Newsnight - here's his outline of what's in store.
Thought for the Day: "Debt has been this government's biggest growth industry" - Sir John Major.
On tonight's programme:
There are big hopes for the G20 summit but imagine a party where the host hasn't turned up. Leaders of the world's superpowers are gathering in the States to attempt to sort out the world's economic problems but the man of the moment, Barack Obama, won't be there. So what can the G20 achieve this weekend without the next leader of the world's economic superpower? Will Gordon Brown be able to convince the rest of the world to follow his model of fiscal stimulus? Paul Mason is in Washington and I'll be speaking to leading politicians from the summit.
The torture of the toddler known as Baby P has provoked uncomfortable questions about the safety of the most vulnerable children in our society. Today it became apparent that a Haringey social worker flagged up concerns to ministers about the risk of a repetition of the Victoria Climbie case six months before Baby P died. What happened next clearly wasn't enough to save Baby P - so how did the authorities respond to the warning?
Join us at 10.30pm on BBC 2