The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed journalists that Cabinet this morning included a discussion of the Draft Legislative Programme led by the Leader of the House, a report by the Home Secretary on the interim version of the Flanagan Review due to be published tomorrow, an update on Iraq from the Defence Secretary, and an […]
Asked if he was saying that the fact that General Petraeus gave a scenario where US troops could be withdrawn by next summer, had no bearing whatsoever on the level of our troops and the possibility of withdrawing our troops, the PMS replied that the general approach that had been taken by the United States […]
Asked for any reaction to Wanless’ thoughts about productivity in the NHS, the PMS replied that as the Wanless Report made clear, the extra resources that we had invested in health along with the reforms that had been made to the Health Service, had undoubtedly improved patient care over the past five years. Clearly there […]
Asked to flesh out what Alistair Darling said to Cabinet on the Pre-Budget Report, the PMS replied that it was a general discussion, the Chancellor’s main point being to emphasise the underlying strength of the British economy, particularly at this time of uncertainty in the financial markets. We were into around our 60th consecutive quarter […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was happy with the conduct of the police investigation in Portugal, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister believed that, as the Home Secretary made clear, this was an ongoing police investigation. As and when support and help was requested from the British Police, obviously the British Police would act […]
Downing Street Cat
Asked about reports of a Downing Street cat, the PMS replied that Mr and Mrs Darling were living in the flat above No10 in Downing Street, he understood that they did have a cat, and that the cat had recently been brought to Downing Street. He had not seen it himself, but he understood the […]
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