Monday 18 October 2010
Here's what is coming up on tonight's programme with Jeremy Paxman:
The government today outlined the threats facing the country in its National Security Strategy.
The most serious include acts of international terrorism, cyberspace attacks, a major accident or natural hazard such as a flu pandemic, or an international military crisis between states that draws in the UK and its allies.
Our Diplomatic editor Mark Urban will give us his assessment of the strategy and we hope to discuss the issues raised with a member of the National Security Council.
Our Political and Economics editors will be looking ahead to Wednesday's publication of the government's Spending Review, and bringing us the latest on what they're hearing on where we should expect the cuts to fall.
Then Jeremy will be joined by civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson and Brian Paddick - who was once responsible for 20,000 police officers across London's 32 boroughs - to debate whether the police are targeting ethnic minorities when they stop and search.
Rev Jackson asserts that Britain's moral authority is being damaged by the government's failure to stop the police discriminating against ethnic minorities. But Paddick maintains that officers should be free to stop and question anyone, regardless of their ethnicity.
And we have a film about Project Prevention - the US charity which has come to the UK offering to pay drug users who agree to be sterilised or have vasectomies. We'll be debating the morality of the initiative with Project Prevention's founder Barbara Harris and a former addict turned drug advice worker, Mandy Ogunmokun.