Thursday, 16 April, 2009
Here's a look ahead to tonight's Newsnight:
Tonight we have an exclusive report from inside Zimbabwe, only two months after the MDC joined a coalition government with Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF. The film documents starving Zimbabweans who have been forced to poach wild animals, and shows how the country is being turned into a land of orphans. This as we see shelves of branded food items filling a grocery shop - only for the fortunate who can pay in foreign currency. The Finance Minister tells us that Western donors must start to give aid again to Zimbabwe or "this experiment will collapse and without that we become a failed state." Watch a clip here.
We will also be looking into the Damien Green affair and asking is national security being invoked too readily. Gordon Brown today finally said sorry for what happened over the email smears. That is the second apology of his premiership, the first being over the 10p tax. Why the apology now? And will this finally draw a line under the whole affair?
And we have the first British interview since the G20 with the IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Plus, here on our website don't miss the first in a new series, Village People, exploring strange goings-on at Westminster. David Grossman meets political blogger, Paul Staines aka "Guido Fawkes", the man who revealed the existence of those scandalous e-mails from Downing Street advisor Damian McBride, which contained untrue allegations about top Tories. Click here to watch the interview and if there's something you'd like David to investigate at Westminster, or people you'd like him to interview for the series please leave your ideas below.
See you at 10.30pm.