Monday 14 November 2011
Tonight we are putting Britain's long term relations with Europe in the spotlight.
At this crucial time of economic crisis in the eurozone some are talking about a two-speed Europe - a "federal" core of the members of the eurozone, with a looser "confederal" outer band of the non-euro members.
If that vision came to fruition could Britain really lead an outer core bloc to prevent a German-dominated eurozone undermining our interests, or is that fanciful? What should Britain's strategy be to protect national interests?
Tonight David Grossman reports on this issue and Jeremy Paxman interviews former European Commissioner for Trade Lord Mandelson.
He will also be speaking to France's former minister of European Affairs Noelle Lenoir and former UK foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Plus, hot on the heels of an Arab League vote to suspend Syria's membership, King Abdullah of Jordan has told the BBC that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down in the interest of his country.
Tonight Tim Whewell looks at Syria's increasing isolation, its likely effects and what options Damascus has for striking back across the region.
Richard Watson reports on the opening of an inquiry led by Lord Justice Leveson
examining the culture and practices of the press following the News of The World phone hacking scandal.
And Jeremy interviews Eliot Spitzer, the former New York State attorney general and governor of New York, who was forced to resign as governor in 2008 when it was revealed that he had been seeing call girls.
Before his fall Mr Spitzer was known as the Sheriff of Wall Street and took on a series of special interests over corporate pay, securities fraud and insider dealing.
He had been elected governor with the largest margin in New York state's history and many believed he was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish president.