Monday 5 March 2012
As the UK government says it is re-considering its plan to axe child benefit for higher rate taxpayers we ask whether any change can be made to the benefits system without a coalition-rocking public outcry.
Vladimir Putin has won the Russian presidential election, but was his victory fair? Tim Whewell reports on less than transparent behaviour at the ballot box.
And we will be discussing Mr Putin's win with former foreign secretary David Miliband and Sergey Markov, a Putin election representative.
Also, President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting in the US, with Iran's nuclear ambition lurking in the diplomatic shadows. Israel may need US support for an attack on Iran and support for Israel is of huge political importance in the US, so Mark Urban will be paying close attention to the tone of their press conference.
And Stephen Smith asks whether London really will benefit from the Olympics as the organisers claim.