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Wednesday, 28 January, 2009

Watch highlights from Wednesday's edition of Newsnight, presented by Jeremy Paxman.

IMF predictions

The International Monetary Fund predict Britain is going to be in more trouble than any other advanced nation in what is expected to be the "deepest recession since the second world war". Paul Mason reports.

UK economy to 'shrink most'

Jeremy is joined by Stephen Timms MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the outgoing Prime Minister of Iceland, Geir Harde, and Joseph Stiglitz, former World Bank Chief Economist to discuss the IMF's latest predictions.

How accurate is the IMF's economic prognosis?

Scotland's budget

Having achieved their ambition of getting a country to run, the Scottish National Party finds itself without quite enough money to do the job. The Edinburgh parliament could not agree a budget, and Alex Salmond has discovered the limits of his powers of persuasion, as Michael Crick explains.

Scotland's budget rejected

Whose Justice? Liberia

Around a quarter of a million people were killed in Liberia's civil war and this year a truth and reconciliation commission will decide what to do with those responsible. Joshua Milton Blahyi, once one of Liberia's most brutal warlords, admits to being responsible for the deaths of around 20,000 people and has confessed to cannibalism. Emily Marlow went to meet him.

Law and order for Liberia



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28 Jan 09 |  Newsnight


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