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Lord Goldsmith, Attorney General

Asked by Mr. Tim Shipman of the Daily Mail whether as "Goldsmith" was in front of a select committee this afternoon, did the prime Minister, in any way think that his (Goldsmiths) role needs to be reviewed, the PMOS replied by asking if by "Goldsmith" he was referring to the Attorney General, otherwise known as Lord Goldsmith. He added that he knew that the Daily Mail was into insulting anyone who happens to pass at the moment but suggested that the Attorney General perhaps deserved a bit of respect. Quentin Letts may think it was okay to insult anyone but a bit of respect could be no bad thing. The PMOS went on to answer, the Attorney General’s role remains as constitutionally set out.

Put to him that there was of course the argument that a peer can be referred to by their name, especially from another peer, the PMOS said that he thought no one had ever accused Mr. Shipman of being a peer, the journalist added perhaps in waiting.

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