» Monday, June 18, 2007

EU Council

Put to the Prime Minister's Official Spokesman (PMOS) that Geoff Hoon had said that the door had been left "ajar" with regards to the EU referendum, and was that true, the PMOS said that what the Prime Minister had said at the Liaison Committee meeting earlier today spoke for itself. In terms of the UK's perspective, any deal had to respect the four red lines. If it did not, then there was not a deal. Full stop.

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Salman Rushdie

Asked if we had had any contact with the Pakistanis regarding Salman Rushdie's knighthood, the PMOS said not that he was aware of.

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House of Lords

Put that at the Liaison Committee today, the Prime Minister had said that he was opposed to a fully appointed House of Lords, yet he had voted for 50%, the PMOS replied that while the Prime Minister had not changed his mind, he recognised that the Government committed itself in the last election to try and seek a consensus. Therefore, he was prepared to move his voting position in terms of trying to seek a consensus. As it turned out, there was not one.

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