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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 17:10 GMT 18:10 UK
Wednesday, 7 June, 2006
By Emily Maitlis
Presenter, BBC Newsnight

Presented by Emily Maitlis

A view of the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood, Edinburgh
The Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh - should its MPs be voting on English matters?

Seeing Red

...and white...

(but possibly not blue)

The Scots can't be that impressed with Gordon Brown's claim his fave football moment was Gazza's goal against their team in Euro 96. The English may not be that impressed that Scottish MPs keep wanting a say on things that have little to do with them.

Tonight, as Rooney patriotism sweeps one nation, and the other, north of the border is fast selling out of Trinidad and Tobago flags we will ask, with the help of our Scottish counterparts, if it's time to strip Scotland's Labour MPs of their right to vote on matters English.

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Why has the Chancellor's celebration of Britishness turned to Englishness the closer he gets to the top job in politics? Would anything cheer the Scots more than a doomed report on that metatarsal? We'll be talking to Garth Crooks as soon as we hear.

Don't mention the you-know-what

Staying with matters of nationhood, whilst Baden Baden appears to be ringing to the yodel of England fans, Oxford Street is alive with plastic memorabilia that squeaks the Dambuster theme tune just in case anyone should happen to mention the war. The German Ambassador will be with us.

NHS losses

The NHS made a loss of over 500m last year. Double the loss of the year before - but not as bad as expected. Our business correspondent, Paul Mason, has been delving into the details.

Unlawful in-laws

And we'll be reporting on India's child brides. Despite the fact it's illegal for girls under 18 and boys under 21 to get married, hundreds of mass weddings with children as young as four take place across the country, every May.

As Sue Lloyd-Roberts discovers, large, colourful wedding marquees litter the desert landscape in full view and in defiance of the law.

Do join me at 10.30pm on BBC TWO.



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