Thursday 8 October 2009
Here is Kirsty Wark with what is coming up on tonight's programme:
Tonight we devote most of the programme to David Cameron's party conference speech - delivered as a putative "prime minister in waiting".
It was all about a stronger society, conquering social injustice, combating big government, championing the poor, insisting the rich take their share of the pain, and reforming welfare as we haul ourselves out of the economic doldrums and up to the "summit" where he said the view would be good.
After George Osborne's get tough, tell the truth about the debt mountain and what has to be done to smash it - this speech was designed to say - trust me I can deliver us out of crisis.
Our Economics Editor Paul Mason has been to the North West of England to see how the speech went down.
We'll be speaking to a member of the Shadow Cabinet and then the Newsnight political panel will take the party conferences to pieces to work out what shape the parties are in as we now career towards an election.
And... Strictly Come Dancing's language problems.
Is the "N" word or the "P" word ever acceptable? Carol Thatcher was banished for saying one thing, but Anton keeps on dancing after uttering another thing.
Brucie says it was a bit of fun... tell us what you think here. We will be debating the limits on Newsnight.