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Last Updated: Monday, 7 February 2005, 18:23 GMT
Newsnight 7 February, 2005
Jeremy Paxman

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Monday's programme, presented by Jeremy Paxman, covers the following stories:

Asylum and immigration

We look at those most sensitive of election issues, immigration and asylum. The government today launched its five year plan to manage migration into the UK, a week after the Conservatives came up with their plan to impose quotas on asylum seekers entering the country.

We'll be talking to Home Secretary Charles Clarke.


As Labour and Conservatives take turns to be accused of negative and personalised election campaigning, Michael Crick goes wading through the muck on your behalf.

Following a campaign to dig up dirt on Michael Howard through the Freedom of Information Act, and of course the now notorious posters of Mr Howard and Oliver Letwin, just how dirty might this election get?

NB: This item could not be streamed on the internet because of rights issues.

Ellen MacArthur

Ellen MacArthur approaches the finishing line, and our culture correspondent Stephen Smith follows in her wake (metaphorically).

Deep Throat

And who is Deep Throat, the legendary Watergate whistleblower that handed the Washington Post the head of Richard Nixon? Over the years the theories as to his identity have multiplied like rabbits.

Today we have a new candidate - former US President George Bush Snr. We will be talking to the author - Aidan Havill - of a new book pointing the finger at the US president's father and one of the many other people once suspected of being Deep Throat himself.

Newsnight is broadcast every weekday on BBC Two at 2230 in the UK.

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