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Newsnight 16 June
Gavin Esler
Presented by Gavin Esler.

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11 September commission

The report from the commission investigating the 11 September attacks in the United States declared that while Usama bin Laden explored the idea of cooperating with Saddam Hussein, there was "no credible evidence" of any link between Iraq and al-Qaeda attacks on the United States. We brought you the latest.

Gavin Esler was joined from Washington by Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott who consistently opposed the war in Iraq and by Laurie Mylroie, an author whose work linking Saddam Hussein with 9/11 and Usama bin Laden had considerable influence with the Bush administration.


We examined very strong rumblings within the trades unions about what Tony Blair may or may not agree in Brussels on Friday.

Mansion House speech

The record-breaking Chancellor

Plus we had Gordon Brown's big speech at the Mansion House. House prices? Interest rates? Staying competitive in Europe? What would the Chancellor have for us?

Spanish Inquisition

A new report from the Vatican claimd that the burning and torturing of heretics which extended far beyond Spain and which lasted several centuries may not have been quite as brutal as we always thought.

We were joined by Dr Fareed El Shayyal who spoke for the Muslim Association of Britain and by Austin Ivory of The Tablet.

B of the Bang

Madeleine Holt had the second of her reports on one of the biggest art works ever constructed in this country - the B of the Bang. It's being constructed in Sheffield using teams of welders and it will be brought to Manchester - making it one of the most amazing artistic transport problems ever - rather like getting stuck behind a fleet of caravans across the Pennines.

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Newsnight's Madeleine Holt
reported on one of the biggest art works ever constructed in this country - the B of the Bang.

Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links
16 Jun 04  |  Americas


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