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Middle East

Asked what the Prime Minister was hoping to achieve on his shortly expected trip to the Middle East, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that the Prime Minister had set out his thinking on this in his speech in Los Angeles. The Prime Minister was aware that the immediate focus was still on resolving the outcomes of the recent conflict and no doubt part of any visit would be to deal with such issues, for example the blockade. However, he fundamentally believed that people also needed to address the fundamental issues of the future of Lebanon and Palestine.

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Asked why Tom Watson was still a minister when he had signed an ultimatum for the Prime Minister to go, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister was planning to talk to Tom Watson later today. Asked whether Tom Watson would still be a minister later today, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister would speak to him later today so it was best for that to take place first before commenting. Asked whether the Prime Minister planned to speak to the Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS) that had signed the letter too, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister was intending to talk to Tom Watson. He was not aware of other conversations people would have to wait and see.

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