Thursday 23 February 2012
David Cameron has said that he is sick of what he calls "snobbish attitudes" towards money-makers, arguing that business is the best way to "smash poverty" and warning against increasingly dangerous rhetoric that suggests wealth creation is anti-social and has no moral worth.
Tonight, David Grossman reports on whether the prime minister has a point and we debate in the studio with leading business figures - Waitrose Managing Director and Business in the Community Chairman Mark Price, Wates Construction CEO Paul Dreschler, President of Chocolate at Mars UK Fiona Dawson, and Greggs CEO Ken McKeikan.
We look at the on-going workfare row and at the news that entrepreneur Emma Harrison has stepped down as the government's "family champion" amid a police probe into irregularities at her company A4e.
As part of its work, A4e handles millions of pounds worth of government contracts for welfare-to-work schemes
And Mark Urban has been to visit Mansour Dhao Ibrahim, one of Muammar Gaddafi's most trusted security aides who was in the vehicle with the Libyan leader when he made his ill-fated attempt to flee the city of Sirte on 20 October 2011.
They discuss Gaddafi's last days in the besieged city, the desperate doomed attempt to get out, the moment of capture and how he has himself been treated since he was detained.