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Wednesday 5 January 2011 at 10.30pm on BBC 2
Presented by Kirsty Wark

The realities of governing can hit principles like a freight train.

For both partners in the coalition government their opposition to Control Orders whilst Labour was in power is coming back to haunt them big time.

Introduced as a temporary and emergency measure by Tony Blair in 2005 they are still with us, with their imposition of indefinite restrictions on liberty, but yet not subject to the rigour of the courts.

We are about to find from the government whether they will be scrapped, remain, or be rebranded as something else.

Tonight we investigate just how effective they are, and what might happen to our national security if they are no more.

Why is it so hard to get a handle on this year's flu outbreak? It is predominantly swine flu but its symptoms go from one end of the scale to the other - from mild shivers to fatalities.

The Westminster government has been criticised for insufficient warnings in England and Wales, and a failure to run advertisements, as they did last year, which alerted people to the need for flu jabs.

Our Science Editor Susan Watts has been finding out whether we are now facing a flu epidemic, and if so what needs to be done by the NHS, and the politicians.

Kick start the year with Newsnight - the second instalment. Last night Mark Urban predicted some of the big global issues of 2011, tonight our Political editor Michael Crick reveals what he thinks will make the political weather this year - the players, the politics and the big flashpoints.

And Newsnight's political panel will be here to discuss it all.


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