Thursday 14 May 2009
Here's Gavin Esler with a look ahead to tonight's programme:
Today's Quote for the Day:
"The skin of the custard has been peeled back and it is bubbling underneath. That's how it is in this country at the moment" - campaigning actress Joanna Lumley on the MPs' expenses scandal.
In tonight's programme, we'll begin with a bit more peeling back the skin on the custard, and more especially the news that the former Labour environment minister Elliott Morley has had the Labour whip withdrawn after claiming mortgage interest on his Scunthorpe home 18 months after paying off the loan.
But we'll also be devoting much of the programme tonight to something which affects all of us - immigration.
What has happened as a result of the recession? Are immigrants - especially from Eastern Europe - going home? Or are they, as some fear, taking what the prime minister once referred to as "British jobs" for British people?
We will try to get to the bottom of the contentious figures and will debate the issue.
Join me at 10.30pm on BBC Two.