» Thursday, December 16, 2004


The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed journalists that there had been an error on a Press Release issued earlier today. James Purnell would be the new unpaid assistant and Government whip. Tom Watson would now be a paid whip.

Put to her that there had been accusations of a Home Office cover up preventing Sir Allen Budd getting to relevant information, the PMS said that was the first time she had heard any such accusations. Alan Budd had been appointed to carry out an investigation and that was what he had been doing for the last few weeks. His investigation had produced the time-line which the Home Office published last night when David Blunkett’s announced his resignation as Home Secretary.

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