Tuesday, 5 June, 2007
- 5 Jun 07, 04:41 PM
From tonight's presenter, Gavin Esler
Robin Hood in Reverse
Vulture funds rob the poor to fatten the rich.
As we revealed on Newsnight earlier this year, they are a crafty mechanism which allows the buying up of the debts of developing countries rather cheaply - and then the new debt owner takes his money back, at a huge profit.
The poor lose. As the G8 leaders assemble tomorrow in Germany, Gordon Brown and President Bush are taking an interest.
I'll be asking the British Government minister responsible whether, realistically, anything can be done to stop the vultures preying on the poor.
The Cameron Clan
The row within the Conservatives over grammar schools rumbles on, with some Conservatives (quietly) suggesting it has undermined David Cameron's authority.
Michael Crick is on the trail - and we hope to hear from both sides.
The stuff you read on the internet. Do you believe it? Seriously? Why?
We'll be hearing from the author of a new book about why much of what you may be reading has all the editorial authority of graffiti on a lavatory wall, and a Web defender will explain why the democratisation of the web is so important.
You can read extracts from the book, The Cult of the Amateur, and join the debate by clicking here.
The government wants to clamp down on middle class binge drinking. Our Science Editor Susan Watts will tell you how much wine you can safely drink each day.