Wednesday 24 February 2010
We'll be leading tonight with an investigation by Richard Watson which exposes fraud at the heart of the student visa system. Newsnight has gone undercover to buy two bogus visa documents which would have virtually guaranteed entry to the UK. Read more on that story here.
We'll be discussing the findings of Richard's film with the Immigration Minister Phil Woolas and his shadow Damian Green.
Before we come on air this evening - at 9pm on the other side (BBC One) - our colleague Evan Davis is presenting a unique experiment which explores the impact of central and European migration to Britain. In Wisbech in Cambridgeshire around 9,000 immigrants have arrived since the EU expanded. But what happens when a dozen or so unemployed Brits try to do the jobs currently carried out by workers from abroad?
Well, you'll need to watch to find out. But we'll be debating the big questions thrown up by the film on Newsnight tonight. We'll be joined by the asparagus farmer, and a British worker who took part in the film, as well as Phil Woolas and Damian Green.
We'll be exploring the social change that resulted from the migration and asking whether there's more the government can do to help British people left out of the job market, including those who prefer to remain unemployed?
And Michael Crick will be reporting on the 'forces of hell' - read Michael's blog where Damian McBride gives his version of events.
Do join Kirsty Wark at 10.30pm on BBC Two for all that and more.