Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with Glenys Kinnock that Tony Blair was the official Government candidate for the Presidency of the European Council, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that the position on this was that we had always made clear that if Tony Blair chose to stand for President […]
Asked about the Government s helicopter review and when it was likely to be published, the PMS replied that it was not a helicopter review; this would be a review that would be looking at some of the longer term issues around defence procurement. It had a much more longer term focus than appeared to […]
Asked what to expect from the report tomorrow, the PMS said that people should expect a fleshing out of the issues that the Prime Minister addressed in his speech on the 17th March, particularly around what could be done to ensuring that those countries who wanted access to civil nuclear power got access to it, […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was happy that a Foreign Office Minister was publicising a Don t be a Dick policy for holiday-makers this summer, the PMS said that it was important when trying to target particular groups in society that you captured their attention and that had clearly been the case in this particular […]
Asked for the Prime Minister s reaction to General Dannatt s comments on the Today Programme this morning, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that in the Prime Minister s view we needed to see more burden sharing and more troops from other NATO members. We were training up the Afghan army so that […]
Asked if the Prime Minister felt that bringing in outsiders as Ministers was a success given the departure of Lord Darzi and Lord Malloch-Brown and asked when replacements for those two vacancies would be announced, the PMS said that both Lord Darzi and Lord Malloch-Brown would remain Ministers until the summer recess and we would […]
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