Asked why Des Browne made his announcement when he was specifically asked about it by Liam Fox yesterday, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the announcement was today, once final decisions get taken then announcements get made. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister had a chance to review Mervyn King’s comments, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had not had chance to examine them in detail, but he was sure he would have no difficulty with any of it. Put that the Governor of the Bank of England said that the £50billion injection [...]
Asked what Cabinet discussed this morning, the PMS replied that Cabinet had an update from David Miliband on Zimbabwe, and they were updated on the announcement that Des Browne was making on Kosovo, but they spent most of their time discussing the Government’s future legislative priorities. Asked what the future legislative priorities were, the PMS replied [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be cheering for Manchester United this evening, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister would always like to see English clubs do well in Europe, as you would expect. original source.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) started by telling journalists that Cabinet had met this morning for just over an hour. David Miliband gave an update on Zimbabwe and Des Browne gave an update on Kosovo. They spent most of Cabinet discussing the Government’s future legislative programme. Asked for more information on what was said at Cabinet [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister regarded it as an act of treachery that Kate Hoey had pledged her allegiance to Boris Johnson, the PMS replied that that was not a question for him; it was best directed to the PMS’s political colleague. Asked, in more general terms, if the Prime Minister agreed with cross-party cooperation, the [...]
Asked what meetings the Prime Minister had been carrying out this morning at around 8am when he had been invited onto BBC Breakfast, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had been doing quite a lot of media recently and that this morning he had had a breakfast meeting with representatives of creative industries. He [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had met with the First Minister yesterday, the PMS said that he had; they met last night in the House of Commons for about 20 minutes. It had been a private meeting between just the two of them and their discussion had been on Grangemouth. Asked for details of the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister believed that there was another way of sending the strong signal that cannabis is unacceptable other than reclassifying it, the PMS said that we had now received the report from the Advisory Council and that we had a requirement to take into account their views, as well as the views [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s reaction to what Mervyn King had been saying to the Treasury Select Committee this morning about the likelihood that inflation could reach 3% or higher, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister did not have a specific reaction to that, not least because he had been in Cabinet this morning. Asked [...]
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