Asked if the Prime Minister had a view regarding what happened at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 yesterday, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that these were all matters for BA and BAA. Asked if the Transport Secretary was getting involved, the PMS replied that it was best to speak to the Department of Transport about that. […]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on the current situation in Basra, the PMS replied that our general position on what was happening in Basra was that this was a deployment by Iraqi security forces; the fact that the Iraqi security forces were able to engage in this way in Basra was a recognition of […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned that some mortgage lenders were now withdrawing mortgages, the PMS replied that what was happening at the moment in the mortgage market was a reflection of the global financial situation; this was something that was affecting all countries around the world. The Prime Minister understood the concerns of […]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s thoughts regarding Alex Salmond’s multi-option referendum idea, the PMS replied that he would not comment on specific proposals or ideas from Alex Salmond. In general the Prime Minister’s position on the Union, the importance of the Union and the support of the Union, both in England and north of the […]
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving the assembled press a rundown of the events of earlier that day; the Prime Minister met President Sarkozy in No10 and then went on to the Emirates Stadium for a press conference. The visit also included a photo-call on the pitch, which was also attended by Arsene […]
President Sarkozy State Visit
Asked why the Queen had said yesterday that the Prime Minister appeared to have got lost, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that it was best to ask the Palace that question; the Prime Minister did what he was told on these occasions. The key point regarding the summit was that, as the Prime Minister […]
Asked if there were any plans to legislate on Catholic succession, the PMS replied that, as Jack Straw had said in the House of Commons a few days earlier, to bring about changes to the law on succession would be a very complex undertaking; it would involve the amendment or appeal of a number of […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had an explanation for using false statistics during PMQs yesterday, the PMS said the he did not think that the Prime Minister had used false statistics. Put that the Prime Minister had overplayed the last recession in order to downplay this potential recession, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister […]
Asked what sort of plane the Prime Minister was getting, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Written Statement, which we had answered today, made it clear that whereas previously the recommendation had been that there would be two planes available (one small plane and one large plane for the Royal Family and Ministers), […]
Put that there was nothing political happening today and that all the political discussions would take place tomorrow, the PMS said that that was correct. Asked for an idea of what was happening tomorrow, the PMS said that President Sarkozy would come to No 10 for meetings with the Prime Minister; at the same time […]
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