» Monday, October 22, 2007


Asked for a more specific timetable on what the Prime Minister had set out in his statement, and if all of this would happen in Parliament before the next Council, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that he did not envisage it happening before December. First the Treaty had to be translated into 27 languages, […]

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Asked about the Government’s views on the issues relating to the Turkish/Iraq border, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman told the assembled press that a statement had been made by the Foreign Secretary condemning the attacks by the PKK and sending the deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The PMS went on to say that […]

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Business Council

Put that the Chancellor’s meeting with the business community suggested that proposals were not set in stone, the PMS replied that the Chancellor’s meeting was to discuss the issues that had been raised by the business community. The Chancellor had made the position of the Government clear on this. The PMS added that for specifics […]

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European Council

Asked if the Prime Minister shared President Sarkozy’s view that Tony Blair would make a first class EC President, the PMS referred people back to what the Prime Minister had said on Friday in Lisbon, when he was asked the same question: "Tony Blair would be a great candidate for any significant international job and […]

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Asked to comment on reports that the Government would send more troops to Afghanistan due to other NATO forces being withdrawn, the PMS said that the Ministry of Defence had made clear that the Government did not recognise those reports and had no current plans to do so. Asked if the Prime Minister had felt […]

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