The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by giving out a message of support from the Prime Minister in the run up to Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday. On Burma more generally, the PMS said that we remained deeply concerned about the situation. The Prime Minister had spoken to the UN Secretary General about this [...]
MPs’ expenses/Parliamentary reform
Put that the Prime Minister had said in his article in the Independent that voters should have the chance to kick out corrupt politicians and what mechanism would he like to see used, the PMS replied that clearly there would have to be a debate about all of these issues in the weeks and months [...]
Asked if the Government was satisfied with the input it had had into the German government’s decision on Opal and whether the EIB was expected to be involved in any discussions, the PMS said that these were specific questions on matters that were commercially confidential. Lord Mandelson had issued a statement on this and made [...]
Asked whether the Prime Minister was concerned about the latest announcement from North Korea, the PMS said that we were concerned about this. This was clearly a further unnecessary and provocative act by the North Korean government, which would do nothing to advance the prospect of regional security and would only serve to isolate the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had expressed any views at all on the decision by the French government to apparently not invite the Royal Family to the D-Day memorial, the PMS said that we simply did not recognise this story in today’s Daily Mail. The Prime Minister had been invited to D-Day commemorations on the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister would be watching the match tonight, the PMS said that the Prime Minister expected and looked forward to watching the match later today when he returned to Downing Street from his visit. Asked if he had sent a message of goodwill, the PMS said that it went without saying that [...]
Asked to explain the apparent inconsistency in the Prime Minister s remarks about Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, the PMS said there was no inconsistency in the Prime Minister s remarks. Asked whether it was capital gains tax, or flipping that the Prime Minister found totally unacceptable in Hazel Blears behaviour, the PMS reiterated the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was hosting a garden party for the Gurkhas, the PMS told the assembled press that some Gurkhas would be coming to Downing Street at 4.30pm with Joanna Lumley. Asked if the Prime Minister would support moves to make Joanna Lumley a Dame, the PMS said he would not comment on individual [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister feared the Mayor of London was inviting controversy by allowing BNP Leader Nick Griffin to Buckingham Palace, the PMS said he did not have a comment on the issue at this point. original source.
Standard and Poor
Asked about the Standard and Poor forecasts, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that as the Treasury had been saying, Standard and Poor had reaffirmed the UK s AAA rating, on the basis of what they described as our wealthy diversified economy and high degree of fiscal and monetary flexibility. The [...]
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