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Jeremy Vine has reached the end of his journey in the Newsnight camper van.
Under a decade ago, Tony Blair became the first Labour leader to admit that Margaret Thatcher got some things right. As the 2001 election draws to a close, he said it was time to put Thatcherism behind us. Labour may be trying to frighten voters with images of William Hague wearing the Iron Lady's hairstyle. But when she went out campaigning today, the crowds adored her. Martha Kearney reports on why the former leader is once again centre stage.
Prime Minister Tony Blair was quizzed by Jeremy Paxman on the big issues of the election. The Labour leader moved to reassure higher rate tax payers by saying they will not be "clobbered" by a re-elected Labour government. As he insisted he had no ambition to remove incentives from top earners he used soccer star David Beckham as an example.
Baroness Thatcher joined William Hague's campaign against a Labour landslide today. The Party seems to be breaking an election taboo - if you are behind in the polls, never admit the possibility of defeat. Matthew Taylor of the Institute for Public Policy Research, former Tory MP Phillip Oppenheim and the Liberal Democrat Peer, Shirely Williams, came into the Newsnight studio to discuss the latest Conservative campaign tactics.
The Education Secretary David Blunkett acknowledges there is a shortage of teachers, but says referring to a 'crisis' in schools discourages people from entering the profession.
The Scottish Nationalist's leader reacted to William Hague's presence in Scotland today by saying the Tories were anti-Scottish, extreme and unelectable. In contrast, he claims, the SNP are pro- Scottish, moderate and poised for power. Except, of course, that this is an election for the British parliament, and the SNP is not even putting up candidates in nearly 600 of the seats at Westminster. Liz MacKean reports on what they are up to.
The Conservative leader William Hague is interviewed about his policies and leadership tactics by Jeremy Paxman.
Following the new vision for the EU delivered by French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, Britain's role in Europe continues to divide the three main parties. Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Menzies Campbell, the shadow Foreign Secretary, Francis Maude and the Foreign Office Minister, Brian Wilson, debate one of the most persistent issues on the political agenda.
Does the sudden re-appearance of many women politicians at all the political party's press conferences in the last few days simply prove that Westminster remains an unreconstructed gentlemen's club? American author Naomi Wolf examines the evidence
We are halfway through the election, although to some of you it may feel like longer. Kirsty Wark talks to the men who would be chancellor: Gordon Brown and Michael Portillo. They tell us their thoughts on tax, spend and the desire to be Prime Minister.
Two entirely contradictory ideas of Europe were laid out today.
Martha Kearney reports on the conundrum and Jeremy Paxman interviews Robin Cook.
From Birmingham, Jeremy Vine parks up the camper van for the night for a special debate on transport.
Prime Minister Tony Blair outlined his vision for the future of public services under Labour's "mission for the second term". Newsnight brought together Health Secretary Alan Milburn and Shadow Health Secretary Dr Liam Fox to discuss the issues.
19 May 2001
Is Britain becoming a meritocracy? Equality of opportunity has to be a good thing but is that what's being created?
When New Labour came to power one of the constituencies it thought it could rely on for support was the arts community - Labour's luvvies. But although there has been more money lavished on the arts and numerous drinks parties in Downing Street .. the luvvies are falling out of love with Labour.
Jeremy Vine drives the Newsnight Battlebus to Hull, to find out whether John Prescott's constituents are supporting him.
Labour has launched its manifesto promising a fundamental reform of the public sector, including the extention of the use of private facilities in the health service. Social Security Secretary, Alistair Darling, came in to the studio to discuss Labour's plans with Jeremy Paxman.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto: promises of more tax for better public services, page after page of costings, but if, as they suggest, the party won't be forming the next Government, what's the point of it all?
Tonight Newsnight turns the spotlight on Asylum.
Today the big election story is tax.
Tax cuts for motorists, tax cuts for pensioners, tax cuts for parents, for businesses and for savers. No tax cuts for budgerigar owners, though. Their manifesto allied tax cut promises to hardline messages on issues like immigration and crime. Newsnight's political editor Martha Kearney reports.
The last face-to-face argument between Tony Blair and William Hague, saw an encounter most watchers seem to think Hague won. Charles Kennedy appeared to commit an astonishing act of honesty by saying his party would target about 200 seats they believed they could win - but therefore making it impossible for the party to form a government. Newsnight's political editor Martha Kearney reports.
The orchestration of Tuesday's announcement was the usual Labour confection of children, hymns, teethy smiles, and earnestness. The Tories and the Liberal Democrats were left gathering whatever school children and photo-opportunties they could. Our Political Editor, Martha Kearney reports.
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