Wednesday 22 July 2009
Here is what is coming up in tonight's show:
From Gavin Essler:
"Dealing with this pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint" - Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England, on swine flu.
Does the old-fashioned family doctor have a future? As we brace ourselves for what could be the worst flu outbreak of our lifetime, swine flu, Newsnight has uncovered evidence that raises a number of important questions over the future of GPs who work on their own. They are six times more likely to be subjected to disciplinary hearings than GPs working in group practices. That's according to GMC figures. We'll explain in the programme.
Usury is a sin. The old biblical injunction about money lending underpinned some of today's protests in Britain and the United States against those lending money at very high interest rates. So what is the morality of the money lenders? We'll debate.
Plus we have a report on the Pirate Party of Sweden who say they're taking the first stand in a new fight for civil rights in the 21st Century. They want reform of copyright and wiretapping law. They already have an MEP and have ambitions way beyond Scandinavia.
All in Newsnight at 10.30pm. Gavin