In full: Nick Robinson interview with George Osborne
10 November 2011 Last updated at 10:27 GMT
The political turmoil in Italy is being closely watched by European finance ministers who have been meeting in Brussels.
They are worried that if Italy fails to get to grips with its huge debts the rest of the eurozone could be dragged into a crisis more serious than anything it has seen so far.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, was at the meeting in Brussels. Here is his full inteview with the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson as he returned to the UK.