Tuesday 23 June 2009
From the web team, news of what's happening this evening on the programme:
On the day the government introduced a bill to clean up the system that allowed the MPs' expenses scandal - we have the first detailed interview with one of the men who helped reveal the abuse of the system.
Gordon Brown today told the BBC he will not rest until there is "root and branch" reform of Parliament.
The prime minister made the comment ahead of the unveiling of proposed new laws on MPs' conduct, which include appointing an external regulator to authorise all future expenses claims and criminal sanctions for MPs who break the rules.
Mr Brown said that the measures, which he claims amount to the biggest ever reform of Parliament, were a response to "public anger" over the expenses scandal.
Tonight we will be talking to one of the people who lifted the lid on that scandal - the American PR consultant Henry Gewanter, who approached the Daily Telegraph about the discs containing the uncensored MPs' expenses documents.
For the first time on Newsnight tonight Mr Gewanter will give a detailed account of what happened.
Plus, we have a report from Pakistan on efforts to curb Islamic extremism by someone who has spent years fighting on both sides of the war on terror.
Since then he has been on a mission of moderation.
Newsnight's Tim Whewell has had exclusive access to Mr Nawaz's UK government-backed tour of Pakistani universities in which the former extremist has set about challenging extremist thinking. Watch a sneak preview in which Tim visits an Islamabad madrassa here.
Gordon Brown also announced today that Britain is to expel two Iranian diplomats following the expulsion of two British envoys from Tehran.
We will have the latest on that story, and also the first interview during the recent crisis with Roxana Saberi - the American-Iranian journalist who was accused of spying by the Iranian authorities earlier this year, imprisoned and recently released.
Do join Jeremy for all that at 10.30pm on BBC Two.