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Monday, 12 March, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 12 Mar 07, 07:40 PM

hmsvanguard203.jpgDo we need to spend £20bn on "independent nuclear deterrent". Government minister Nigel Griffiths resigned over Tony Blair's plans to renew Trident. We'll discuss the issue.

Plus the first broadcast interview with the head of the Serious Fraud Office. Why was its investigation into British Aerospace bribery allegations so controversially dropped? And the dissenting voices in the climate change debate - could all those scientists who believe man's carbon emissions are leading to global warming be wrong?

Gavin is in the chair for Monday's programme. You get your say below.

Not One Of Us by Ali Dizaei

  • Newsnight
  • 12 Mar 07, 01:58 PM

alidizaei203.jpgWith his outspoken campaigning on race relations and reputation for day-to-day crime-fighting, Superintendent Ali Dizaei had been tipped to be Britain's first Asian chief constable.

But the Iranian-born officer was secretly suspected of a series of crimes and in 2000 became the subject of what was to become the most expensive inquiry ever into a single officer.

Three years later he was cleared of perverting the course of justice, misconduct in public office and making false expense claims - leading to renewed claims that the Metropolitan Police had failed to stamp out racism.

Not One of Us outlines how he set about clearing his name.

Read an extract here and leave your comments and reviews below.

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