Friday, 14 March, 2008
- 14 Mar 08, 05:25 PM
Quote for the day: "Hell is separation from God. Please assure your readers that failure to recycle a plastic bag will not result in that unhappy situation" - Peter Newell, of Crawley, West Sussex, in a letter to The Daily Telegraph.
Tonight Newsnight is on at a later time of 11pm on BBC Two following Sports Relief and 10 Day's to War (which starts at 10.45pm). In tonight's programme:
America's Northern Rock?
US bank Bear Stearns has had to seek emergency funding backed by the US Federal Reserve. So is one of Wall Street's biggest names on the verge of collapse and what are the risks of contagion? George Bush admits things look bad for the American economy but says he is confident it will weather the storm. Really?
We'll hear from the Shadow Chancellor George Osborne - we'll ask him to explain why the Tories aren't doing better given the poor state of the economy. Is it really wise to back the Government's spending plans and what ever happened to the promise of tax cuts?
We'll have the latest on the extraordinary discovery of missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.
The worst rioting in Tibet for twenty years - is this the shape of things to come as the countdown to the Beijing Olympics begins?
Newsnight is at 11pm tonight on BBC 2.