Wednesday 8 January 2012
The prime minister has rebuffed calls from Labour to axe the controversial Health and Social Care Bill.
The plans to overhaul the NHS in England are being debated in the Lords, amid a row over proposals to let hospitals raise more money privately.
The government has tabled 137 amendments to the Bill in recent days to try to head off a rebellion by Lib Dem peers.
On tonight's programme David Grossman looks at the troubled progress of the legislation and how important the NHS is to the perceived success of the coalition government.
We'll be joined by Health Minister Simon Burns and discussing in the studio.
Also, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is meeting coalition parties in an attempt to seal an austerity agreement to secure a new EU/IMF bailout.
The accord is likely to include a 20% minimum wage reduction, pension cuts and 15,000 civil service lay-offs.
Newsnight's Economics editor Paul Mason reports on why despite numerous fiscal measures the Greece crisis just won't go away.
And as tensions over the Falkland Islands increase ahead of this April's 30th anniversary of Argentina's invasion, we assess the impact of the recent war of words.
Finally, we have an interview with conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama, including a peek at her first British retrospective at Tate Modern.