» Thursday, October 11, 2007

European Union

Asked what had happened to the letter David Miliband had promised about the red lines, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) referred the journalist to the Foreign Office. Asked about the Prime Minister’s position on a referendum, and whether it was always going to be approved or vetoed, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s position […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

PM Meeting with US Defence Secretary

Asked what would happen in the second phase of Overwatch and whether or not this was something the Prime Minister and Robert Gates would discuss, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said, without going into specifics, that the Government’s approach to Iraq had been characterised by a process of full consultation with the US Administration and […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Reform Treaty

Put that if the Prime Minister did not like what was concluded in the talks at Lisbon, or later Brussels, presumably that would mean that there was no need for a referendum, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had made his position clear at the press conference on Monday and that there was nothing […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Scottish Funding

Put that something had happened over the weekend which meant that the £8 million funding for Scottish farming was withdrawn, it was asked whether the Government would review its protocol of information sharing with the Scottish Government (as it was the Scottish National Party who highlighted the leaked document to the press), the PMS said […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Health Care Commission Report on C Difficile

Put that an obsession with meeting Government targets contributed to the death of 90 people, the PMS said that Alan Johnson had made the case for the Government very clear this morning when he rejected that assertion. What has been seen is that some trusts have been successful in reducing their rates of infection significantly, […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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