» Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a brief summary of Cabinet to the assembled press. Cabinet had met for an hour and 40 minutes that morning. There had been the usual update from Geoff Hoon on parliamentary business, there had been a brief discussion on the Draft Legislative Programme being published tomorrow and there was an update from the Foreign Secretary on the situation in Burma. Most of the Cabinet was spent discussing the economy in a discussion led by the Chancellor, where he emphasised the global nature of the economic situation we were facing at the moment – not only the global credit crunch, but also rising oil prices with the oil price at $125 a barrel, as well as rising food prices.

Asked what the mood was like in Cabinet, the PMS said the mood was focussed, businesslike and determined as always.

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