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David Blunkett

Asked about the comments the Home Secretary made about his Cabinet colleagues, the PMOS said that the important thing was that David Blunkett had apologised for those comments and that apology had been accepted by his Cabinet colleagues who understood that on that occasion he had had a bad day and these comments were unfortunate. Asked if the Prime Minister thought that David Blunkett was arrogant, the PMOS said that Prime Minister recognised that that he had had the honesty to apologise for his remarks and it had been accepted in that spirit. Questioned further about whether the Home Secretary had had more than one "bad day" the PMOS said that the details should be left to the two people who were present at the time. Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with David Blunkett, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister believes that if you make unfortunate comments you should apologise for them. The Prime Minister had gone on record on many occasions showing his admiration for the work of each of the members of his Cabinet. Asked if David Blunkett had personally apologised to the Prime Minister the PMOS said that he never discussed conversations between the Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet.

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