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Asked who made the Prime Minister’s tea, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that there were a range of answers to that question but she didn’t intend to give any of them. The reporter supplemented by saying that the Prime Minister had said in an interview with an Arabian television station that "it was impossible to get a decent cup of tea in London anymore", the PMS said she hadn’t seen the detail of the Prime Minister’s words and felt she shouldn’t comment any further.

Asked if that is why No.10 was advertising for a butler to make a decent cup of tea, the PMS looked to the heavens but then referred the journalist to the numerous previous lobby briefings where it had been made clear that that description of the position in No10 was incorrect.

Asked if it was always tea in the tea mug, the PMS confirmed that it was tea. Asked if it was the quality of the tea or the quality of the tea maker that bothered the Prime Minister, the PMS recommended that the level of discussion was such that reporters ought to move on.

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