Friday, 12 December, 2008
Here's Kirsty with a look ahead to tonight's Newsnight:
It was the worst outcome for the Metropolitan Police. The jury at the inquest into the death of the Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, did not believe the police version of events. So did the police lie? The jury returned an open verdict after they had been forbidden by the coroner Michael Wright from returning a verdict of unlawful killing. But the jurors challenged police claims, specifically that of a firearms officer that he shouted "armed police" before opening fire on Menezes. Tonight we'll be asking what impact the verdict has on confidence in the Met, and the likelihood of the CPS granting the wish of the family of Jean Charles to re-examine the case to see if a criminal prosecution can be brought.
The American auto industry is on it knees, but Congress last night knocked back a bail-out plan. Republicans demanded workers take a wage cut but fearful of the impact on millions of people's lives, now President Bush is considering a handout. But would that simply postpone the day when the uncompetitive and overstocked US automotive industry has to restructure and, inevitably, reform wages?
Join us at 10.30pm.