HUMPHRYS: Terror in paradise again...fifteen
killed, the hotel devastated, and an Israeli jet almost brought down by
The UN weapons inspectors arrived in Iraq. Saddam Hussein has one week
left to declare any weapons of mass destruction. If he doesn't, it could
Gordon Brown admitted
that the Government would be borrowing twenty billion pounds this year
- twice as much as he'd originally told us. The Treasury Minister, Paul
Boateng, was in no mood to apologise.
BOATENG: Record low inflation,
record low mortgage.......
PAXMAN: This is the fourth time
you've said this!
BOATENG: Record levels of employment,
of jobs created and new businesses started...
PAXMAN: Well, thank you.
BOATENG: It's what makes a difference
on the ground that counts, this Chancellor is...
PAXMAN: Maybe there's someone who's
just turned in who hasn't heard this the previous three occasions which
you've said it, so thank you very much...
BOATENG: I know you find it galling,
but it is a fact, Jeremy.
PAXMAN: Yes, thank you.
BOATENG: Give me some credit, where
PAXMAN: Thank you...thank you all
HUMPHRYS: The battle between Government
and fire-fighters heated up. It's now looking like all-out war and no end
But there's a big deal in the offing with NHS workers, just so long as
they agree to change the way they work. Handy timing for the Government,
The next Governor of the Bank of England will be Mervyn King. Mr King
doesn't care for the Euro. That could cause some problems ahead.
And the end of all those cheap flights? The Royal Commission on Environmental
pollution says we've got to pay more and fly less to save the planet.