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Friday, 27 July, 2007

  • Gavin Esler
  • 27 Jul 07, 04:57 PM

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It's been called one of the worst cases of worker exploitation. The Transport and General Workers Union claims Hungarian migrants employed at Domino's Pizza franchises in Derby have taken home virtually no pay for months because of illegal deductions from their wages. Tonight we put these allegations to Domino's Pizza live on the programme.

After the week of some of the worst flooding since records began in Britain there is a new appreciation of what some of the poorest people in the world face. We don't normally report the flooding in many of the world's countries but tonight we have reports from three other countries where flooding is devastating people's lives. And the causes are surprisingly similar to the ones you'll find in Britain - Victorian drains, building developments in the wrong place and cities built round the meeting points of big rivers.

Russian Youth
And while the coming week will see mass celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of scouting in Russia more than 10,000 will gather for a very different youth movement. It's a pro-Kremlin youth group, called Nashi or “our-own.” We've been finding out what the Nashi phenomenon means for Russia and potentially for its relations with the West.

SimpsonsHardeep Singh Kohli is joined by Rowan Pelling, Sue Perkins, Bidisha and Ian McMillan to discuss: The Simpsons Movie; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Glyndebourne Festival Opera's Macbeth; and the film The Hoax. Read more about all those on the Newsnight Review website and add your thoughts below.

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