The pile of fallen governments continues to grow in Europe. The Greek, Italian, Irish and Portuguese governments have already been toppled, and the Spanish Socialist Government is tipped to fall in this weekend’s election. When and how will this all end?
Back in 1992, the British government was in crisis as it fought to stay in the Europe exchange rate mechanism. Eventually it was forced out and after that painful lesson, Britain stayed out of the single currency. The Prime Minister at the time was John Major. He talks to Sir David Frost about the deepening crisis in the eurozone, and what changes need to be made.
Also on the programme: Italy’s former European Commissioner-turned politician, Emma Bonino, discusses leaving office and the future of Italian politics.
Sam Childers, describes how he turned his life around, from his past as a former convict to his current missionary vocation running a charity and orphanage in South Sudan.
A new Hollywood film, Machine Gun Preacher, tells part of Childers’ story. He speaks to Sir David, about how he went from drug and alcohol addiction to saving children in South Sudan.
He says: “I didn't save the children of Sudan, it was the children of Sudan that saved me.”
Also in part two, after more than 60 years of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; an ongoing occupation; and a crippling blockade on Gaza; the Palestinian refugee crisis remains as unresolved as the conflict itself.
As the Palestinians push ahead for their recognition at the UN, the US threatens to cut off their foreign aid, how will this affect the 4.7million refugees still living in camps?
With sweeping changes taking place in the region, the youth demanding basic freedoms, and basic rights, the situation for the Palestinians has stagnated, despite their various international efforts,
Fillipo Grandi, Commissioner General for United Nations Relief and Works Agency, (UNRWA), explains why the Palestinian question still key to any final agreement between the two sides; and how the Palestinians have reacted to the Arab Spring.
And, lastly, the 2012 race for the US White House has not officially started yet, but is it over already?
For the democrat party the choice of candidate is easy, Barack Obama; but for the republicans the choice is not so clear cut, and the options seem to be running out.
Joining Sir David for a discussion on republican presidential hopefuls, are broadcaster Charlie Wolf and Bonnie Greer, playwright and author.
Source: Al Jazeera