» Thursday, December 2, 2004


The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) briefed journalists that the Chancellor told the Cabinet that the Pre-Budget Report would demonstrate that Britain's success and destiny depends upon understanding and building upon the country's historic strengths and stability, and then rising to the next challenges: the need to invest for the long term in skills and enterprise, in the early years of our children, and in the potential of every young person and adult. The Cabinet agreed on the importance of this long-term vision to create a Britain of ambition and aspiration - equipped to compete effectively in the global economy.

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South Korea State Visit

The PMOS went through the President of Korea's State visit, which would include talks at No10, and a press conference at the FCO. The PMOS explained that South Korea was a South Korea is a key ally in Iraq and in the fight against terrorism. They were the 3rd largest Multinational Force contributor after US and UK (with 3600 troops) and have demonstrated real commitment in helping the IIG secure a democratic future for Iraq. They will also discuss the strong economic and commercial ties, as South Korea was the world's 11th largest economy.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

David Blunkett

Asked if David Blunkett was discussed at Cabinet, and if there was any sentiment towards him, the PMOS replied no.

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Jonathan Baume/Civil Servants

Asked what the feelings were about Jonathan Baume's comments about the alleged competing and conflicting agendas between the Treasury and No10, the PMOS replied if people had been at Cabinet earlier, they would have seen a Cabinet that was united in the sentiments expressed by the Chancellor about the ambition of the Government in terms of the long term economy.

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George Galloway

Asked if the Prime Minister was pleased to see George Galloway vindicated in court earlier, the PMOS said that he did not get involved in court cases.

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