» Friday, April 27, 2007


Asked what were the Prime Minister's engagements on May 1st, the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) said if journalists were referring to this morning's papers then he had one word, wrong. Asked whether the PMOS was referring to stories reporting the Prime Minister would make an announcement about his future in advance of the local elections, the PMOS said that was correct.

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EU Treaty

Asked whether the PMOS could update journalists on progress on the EU Treaty, the PMOS said the reality was that we were at the preliminary stages of discussions. The other reality was that both with the Dutch Prime Minister and here in Poland we believed that we detected support for the Prime Minister's view that there should be an amending Treaty, rather than a replacement Treaty. We also had to recognise there would be a range of views across Europe, but the Prime Minister had used the opportunity on Tuesday to put his views to Angela Merkel who was in the chair at the moment. She as EU President would have to listen to the voices across Europe and try to reach a consensus, but we believed by engaging with other countries there was at least some understanding and support for the approach we were advocating.

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BAE Systems

Asked whether the Prime Minister was embarrassed by the US formally complaining about the decision to drop the BAE inquiry, the PMOS said all he could say was we did not normally get into discussing diplomatic exchanges.

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