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Monday, 17 December, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 17 Dec 07, 06:17 PM

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News tonight of the loss of yet more of our personal data by the government: this time it is 3m who've taken the driving theory test. That on the day that Alistair Darling informed the Commons about an interim report into the last big loss - the details of 25m people from families who claim child benefit. So how can the Government now convince us that they are to be trusted with our personal data for ID cards? We'll debate.

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Sorry Times

  • Richard Watson
  • 17 Dec 07, 04:55 PM

More news on the Policy Exchange story. There was a fascinating little piece in The Times this morning about Policy Exchange’s report “The Hijacking of British Islam”. It was in the form of an apology – on page 6 of the paper.

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Doorstepping in Dorset

  • Michael Crick
  • 17 Dec 07, 04:24 PM

Conservative logoIt’s not often these days that I get to do an old fashioned doorstep - not now I’m meant to be a respectable political editor. Last Thursday, however, I travelled down to Poole in Dorset to call on a man who intrigued me - one of the biggest Conservative Party donors of recent years.

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Prospects for Monday, 17 December

  • Newsnight
  • 17 Dec 07, 11:42 AM

Simon Enright is today's programme producer - here is his early email to the team. What do you think we should cover?

Major General Graham Binns(left) shakes hands with Iraqi National Security Advisor Dr. Mowaffak Baqer al-Rubaie(right) as Governor of Basra Muhammad Musibh al-WaWe really are now in the run up to Christmas. But don't get too festive - we still have strong programmes to produce. Already in place we have a comprehensive review of the situation in Iraq from the BBC's Baghdad correspondent Andrew North who ends his stint in the country as the year closes. Timely piece from him as Basra is handed back.

What else are you interested in?

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