» Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bank Bonuses

Asked if the Prime Minister was attracted to President Obama s idea of there being a ceiling on remuneration for bank chiefs in institutions that had a public stake, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the Prime Minister had said in his press conference earlier that in October, we set […]

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Knife Crime

Asked if there was any response to the claim that a Downing Street advisor had ordered the publication of the knife crime stats, the PMS said that Kevin Brennan had told the Public Administration Select Committee that he would respond to their request. In reference to the Downing Street official the PMS said that this […]

Briefing took place at 16:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Misc

Asked whether the BBC were right to sack Carol Thatcher, the PMS said that that was a decision for the BBC. original source.

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Economy

Asked if the Prime Minister understood people s anger at the bonuses being paid by RBS, and did he support President Obama s idea of capping salaries, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) replied that there had been comments from Lord Mandelson this morning on this, and it was important as well to reiterate where […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Torture

Put that yesterday the Foreign Secretary said that the Government did not condone or accept torture, and asked if the Prime Minister knew about this allegation, the PMS replied that the allegation as he understood it dated back to October, and these were not new. The Home Secretary had already referred the facts in the […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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