Friday, 21 November, 2008
It's a busy day for Kirsty, she's presenting both Newsnight and Review. Here's her run down of what's on the former (details of the latter here).
Tonight we're talking big numbers. Ahead of Monday's pre budget reportNewsnight is distilling all the figures down to the key elements. Is our borrowing in comparison with the rest of the world healthy or unhealthy? Are we, as Treasury officials say, about to have a mammoth shock to the economy. How much borrowing can this country afford? And what real difference will it make to the household budget? Is Alistair Darling, as George Osborne would have it, about to unleash a tax bombshell primed to detonate after the next election? Tonight we gear you up for Monday's big announcement.
There were red faces at the BBC earlier in the week over John Sergeant's resignation from Strictly Come Dancing but the Corporation has today faced severe criticism from its own Trust over the more damaging Sachsgate Saga. The telephone calls by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand to Andrew Sachs have been judged by the BBC Trust to be a "deplorable instrusion with no editorial justification." How will the BBC respond?
As the world anticipates the appointment of Hillary Clinton as Obama's Secretary of State, a new report predicts that US global influence is on the wane. Countries like India, China and Russia will challenge US dominance over the next two decades, according to the National Intelligence Council. So can Obama maintain America's status as top dog?
Join us at 10.30 tonight.