» Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cluster bombs

Put that the Foreign Office were saying that we should keep the two cluster bombs we had but that the Prime Minister had said that we should review that situation, the PMS replied that a discussion on cluster bombs was ongoing in Dublin at the moment and that she did not want to pre-empt the […]

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Prime Minister’s meeting with the Dalai Lama

Put that the Dalai Lama had said that he would ask the Prime Minister about investigating recent events in Tibet and to press China about whether or not they will ratify the human rights covenant, the PMS said that we should wait for the meeting to take place tomorrow. As journalists knew, the Dalai Lama […]

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Miscellaneous

Asked how the Prime Minister would be spending the Bank Holiday, the PMS said that the intention was that the Prime Minister, like most people, would be spending the Bank Holiday with his family. original source.

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» Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Brendan Barber

Asked if the Prime Minister had studied Brendan Barber’s speech that he was delivering later today and did he have a view on the threats posed by casino capitalism, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that he was not sure the Prime Minister had had an opportunity yet to look at Brendan Barber’s speech. original […]

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Cluster bombs

Asked for the Government’s position on cluster munitions, the PMS replied that the Government’s position was that there were negotiations on cluster bombs underway in Dublin at the moment, and we would not want to pre-empt those. The Prime Minister had issued instructions to our negotiators in Dublin that we should work intensively to ban […]

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Police pay

Asked that in the light of the £2.7billion tax cut, did the Prime Minister still think it was right to deny police officers back-dated pay, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister thought it was absolutely right to take the difficult decisions that we took on public sector pay, including on police pay. That had […]

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Olympics

Asked for more details of the IOC meeting tonight, the PMS replied that the IOC meeting was a cross party meeting in order to emphasise to the IOC the cross party nature of the support for the Olympics. It would include, as well as key members of the IOC, the Mayor of London, the Leader […]

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Football

Asked if the Prime Minister would be watching the game and if so who with, the PMS said that the Prime Minister would almost certainly watch the game in the flat in Downing Street after the IOC event but that he was not sure who he would be watching the match with. Asked which team […]

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Misc

Asked for details on the Prime Minister’s meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, the PMS said that the meeting was part of the IOC Coordination Commission’s visit to London; it would be a cross-party meeting to demonstrate the cross-party support for the Olympics. The meeting would include the key members of the IOC, the […]

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» Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Police strike

Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was on the Police Federation voting to have the right to strike, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister thought it was a matter for the Police Federation, but ensuring public safety and national security were key priorities for the Government and that […]

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