» Friday, January 30, 2009

Oil Refinery Protests

Asked if the Prime Minister had sympathy for the striking workers who were quoting his own words about British jobs for British workers, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that people would have heard what the Prime Minister had said already this morning in Davos, where he said that of course we understood the […]

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Premier Wen

Asked what agreements or results the Prime Minister was expecting to get out of his meeting with Premier Wen next week, the PMS replied that there were a variety of issues on the agenda with Premier Wen and with the team that was coming over for discussions with the Prime Minister and other Ministers. Obviously […]

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Economy

Asked about the mortgage figures announced today and did the Government think that there were now signs that its policies were working, the PMS replied that the measures the Government had taken had been designed to increase liquidity, and the lending capacity of banks, and also to ensure that where people were in danger of […]

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» Thursday, January 29, 2009

Davos

The Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving a brief run down of the Prime Minister s schedule in Davos. He would be holding a briefing with Ban Ki-Moon entitled Path to the G20 Summit and following that he would be having a bilateral with Ban Ki Moon. There would then be a private […]

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Heathrow

Put that John McDonald on the SKY News blog had said that the Prime Minister was emotional and tearful before the Heathrow vote and was that correct, the PMS said that this was nonsense. Asked if there had been a change in his emotional wellbeing, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was fully engaged […]

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Davos

Asked what the Prime Minister was hoping to get out of Davos, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that whilst in Davos the Prime Minister hoped to be able to discuss all the issues we faced regarding the global economy. The Prime Minister would be speaking at a number of events and meeting a […]

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Global Economy

Asked for the Prime Minister s reaction to the chairman of the Financial Services Authority s (FSA) comments that better international coordination would have made little difference to the course of the current credit problem, the PMS said that we needed to look at the wider context of those comments, but it was widely accepted […]

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Scotland Budget

Asked what the Prime Minister thought of the fact that Scotland s budget was in jeopardy, the PMS said that that was a matter for the Scottish parliament. We had a settled devolution system and that should be allowed to operate. original source.

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» Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Economy

Asked for a reaction to the IMF report, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the report made clear that we were facing to use their words, a global economic slump, with the slowest growth in the world economy since the Second World War. If you looked at the three years […]

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Northern Ireland

Asked for the Prime Minister s view on the proposal of paying compensation to the families of all those killed during Northern Ireland s troubles, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that we had just received the report, we would carefully consider its findings and respond in due course. Asked if the Prime Minister […]

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