Monday 15 November 2010
Making his first Mansion House speech, the Prime Minister will tonight say that he rejects the idea that the UK is in decline.
David Cameron says Britain is still a major power although its economic might needs to be repaired.
The speech is viewed as a major event in the political calendar and traditionally focuses on foreign policy issues, but can Britain remain a world force or should it accept that it is a declining power?
Our Diplomatic editor Mark Urban will bring us his analysis and reaction to this keynote address.
The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that her aim is for a peaceful revolution.
Ms Suu Kyi, who was released on Saturday after seven years under house arrest, said she was sure democracy would come to Burma eventually, although she didn't know how long it would take.
We'll bring you John Simpson's interview with Ms Suu Kyi and discuss what her freedom will mean for the estimated 2,000 other political prisoners in the country.
Are the government's plans to reduce the number of MPs and introduce changes to the electoral system a fundamental assault on the powers of Parliament?
Peers have tonight rejected a proposal which would have delayed plans for a referendum on the voting system. Our Political editor Michael Crick will bring us the latest.
And Tim Whewell speaks exclusively to the senior Russian policeman accused of involvement in the mysterious death in jail of prominent Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
Lt Col Silchenko denies inflicting treatment amounting to torture on the jailed lawyer, who was being held on tax evasion charges when he died in unexplained circumstances in Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina detention centre one year ago. Read more on that story here.
Join Gavin at 10.30pm on BBC Two.
Our Diplomatic editor Mark Urban will be bringing us reaction to David Cameron's first big foreign policy speech - happening tonight at the Lord Mayors Banquet.
Our Political editor Michael Crick will report on the progress of the government's Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.
And Tim Whewell investigates the death in a Russian jail of Sergei Magnitsky, including an exclusive interview with one of the officials who deny inflicting suffering amounting to torture on the Russian lawyer.
More details later.