Tuesday 14 July 2009
Here's what is coming up on tonight's programme:
From the web team:
Tonight on Newsnight a world exclusive interview with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
He told Newsnight's Tim Whewell that he is considering severing his ties with the UK after last summer's "yachtgate" scandal when there was controversy over a party on his yacht attended by the-then EU trade commissioner Lord Mandelson and shadow chancellor George Osborne. Read more about that story here.
Our Science Editor Susan Watts has a strong new line on the swine flu story and we hope to be speaking to Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson, the UK government's principal medical adviser.
Also, more on the claims that News of the World journalists hacked the mobile phones of public figures. Newsnight has tracked down the lawyer at the heart of this story and he tells Richard Watson he's preparing to launch a class action on behalf of 20 people.
Plus, lawyers representing Gary McKinnon, a British man accused of committing the biggest US military computer hack of all time, are making a last ditch bid to avoid his being extradited to the US. They say the "UFO eccentric" who targeted Nasa and the Pentagon should be tried in the UK because he has Asperger's syndrome and could suffer severe mental distress if sent to the US for trial.
Jeremy Paxman will be speaking to Mr McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp about the campaign to have her son tried here.
Do join Jeremy for all that at 10.30pm on BBC Two.