Tuesday 24 November 2009
The Bank of England has disclosed that it loaned RBS and HBOS a breathtaking £61.6bn in emergency funding in October and November 2008. This is the first time that the central bank has detailed its support for the two institutions. Our economics editor Paul Mason is in the City to dig up reaction to the revelations and spell out what they mean.
A retired police superintendent has claimed that police officers in England and Wales have made arrests just to get people on to the DNA database. Police chiefs have denied the claim, which they called "plainly wrong". Are 75% of young, black men really on the database now? Richard Watson has been finding out what the young, black, male population in Brixton feel about the claim.
On the day that the US is expected to announce a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions before next month's UN climate summit in Copenhagen, our Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt will be speaking to President Barack Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu.
And the tables are turned against our political animals Matthew Taylor, Patience Wheatcroft, Lord Digby Jones and Ann Redstone in the Newsnight Politics Pen. How would our heavyweights raise money through taxation?
Join Jeremy at 10.30pm on BBC Two.