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Gerry Adams Meeting

Asked why the meeting with Gerry Adams had been moved from today to tomorrow, why it was being held at Chequers, and finally, what the tone would be, the PMS said that we had set out the series of meetings the Prime Minister planned to have with the leaders of the individual parties earlier in the week. Having looked at the Prime Minister’s engagements over the last day or two, it was decided to hold the meeting at Chequers tomorrow instead of today. The Prime Minister wanted to pass on the message to Gerry Adams and Martin McGuiness, who would attend the meeting, that people should refrain from criminal activity if any peace process was to continue.

Asked what the Prime Minister would say to Gerry Adams, the PMS said it would be better to wait until after the meeting.

Asked again why the meeting was being held in Chequers, and if it was because the Prime Minister did not want photographs of Gerry Adams at No10, the PMS said the Prime Minister was going to be at Chequers, and he frequently had meetings there.

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  1. Asked for any evidence that any political party was involved in criminal activity the PMOS replied that they kept all of that evidence in the same box as the evidence that proved there were WMD in Iraq and the evidence that a dozen or so asylum seekers are a serious threat to national security: the box that nobody is allowed to look into or pick up and shake to see if there is actually anything in there.

    Comment by Uncarved Block — 28 Jan 2005 on 6:30 pm | Link

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