Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the assessment of the Chief of General Staff that we can expect a "generation of conflict", the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that David Miliband had answered this point clearly on the radio this morning. When it came to dealing with terrorism in particular, this was clearly a [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any plans to meet any Labour MPs who were unhappy with the Constitutional Treaty, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister kept in contact with all of his colleagues in a number of different ways. But he would not get into talking about internal Labour Party matters. Put that this [...]
Law and Order
Asked what the Prime Minister made of the general claim that "widespread social breakdown" was behind the recent spate of killings, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would not accept the premise of this question, as Jack Straw, Jacqui Smith and other ministers had made clear in recent days. There were clearly particular issues [...]
Asked if there was a view from Number 10 about the best way to help stabilise the global financial markets, the PMS replied that the view from Number 10 was that the Treasury were in the lead on this. They had set out the Government’s position and that was the best way to deal with [...]
Asked that with no bank holiday until Boxing Day, what was Number 10’s view on calls from the TUC and think-tanks for an extra Bank Holiday connected to British values, the PMS replied that clearly this was a proposal that would need to be looked at, and clearly there was bound to be support for [...]
Asked for a No10 reaction on behalf of the Prime Minister to David Cameron’s recent comments about the breakdown of families, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled journalists that she was not going to respond directly to the Leader of the Opposition, and recommended that people spoke to the Labour Party. Asked what had [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed that parts of the country were now inflicted by anarchy, the PMS replied that what both the Prime Minister and the Government as a whole would emphasise was that public protection was the top priority. With reference to knife crime, that was why the Government had introduced a new [...]
Chancellor Merkel Meeting
Asked why the Prime Minister was holding a bilateral with Chancellor Merkel specifically this week, and also, was the Prime Minister back at work now, the PMS said that Chancellor Merkel would be in London on Wednesday. They would discuss a wide range of topics, specifically looking at international development issues, trade, and other issues [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had had any thought about the reports over the weekend from the US that said that the UK was beaten in Iraq and that we were now facing rising violence and a Saigon situation, the PMS replied that people should look at the response that the Basra military spokesperson Major [...]
Put that a Times report from Brussels this morning had reported that a committee had asserted that the reform treaty was much the same as the constitution, the PMS said that our position on the treaty had been well established, the constitutional aspects of the treaty were not in this draft either in form or [...]
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