Put that it had been said that it was shameful that the Prime Minister was hiding in his constituency and not commenting on this issue, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he did not agree with the assumptions and accusations in the question; throughout this process we had taken the [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had a view on England s Ashes victory, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was delighted with the win and as we had been making clear yesterday, he would be writing to the team. original source.
In reference to the report in the media, was the Government confident that British troops would get all the equipment they needed in Afghanistan, the PMS said that Bill Rammell had been giving interviews on this subject and the position he laid out still stood. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister felt he was losing the political battle at home regarding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister believed, as had been set out repeatedly in the past, that the mission in Afghanistan was a dangerous but essential one and it [...]
High Pay Commission
Asked what the Government thought about the idea of a High Pay Commission, the PMS said that the Government had already taken steps on low pay and we believed that generally businesses and workers were best placed to determine the pay of employees. The Government had a role in preventing exploitation and excess, and [...]
Put that the fact that Ed Balls was not around this week to talk about A-level results and that the Chancellor was not in London for the whole week meant that there was a part-time Ministerial rota over the summer, the PMS said that he thoroughly disagreed. It was entirely right that Iain Wright [...]
Asked what conversations there had been between Edinburgh and London over the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi and whether Lord Mandelson had been involved in any such discussions, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson’s spokesman made clear over the weekend the extent of Lord Mandelson’s discussion with Colonel Gaddafi’s son. The PMS went on to say [...]
Photos of Prime Minister’s children
Asked what the situation was regarding the publication of photos of the Prime Minister’s children, the PMS said that, as had always been the case, the Prime Minister and Mrs Brown did not want any publicity of their children and thanked the media for, in the main, respecting this wish. We were extremely disappointed [...]
Prime Minister’s Holiday
Asked whether the Prime Minister had done his voluntary community work yet, the Prime Minister s Spokesman (PMS) said that he had not. It would take place later on this month. Asked if the Prime Minister was content that his holiday cover had been properly organised, the PMS replied that he was. There was a team [...]
Asked if Lord Mandelson would be working from No10, the PMS said that questions regarding Lord Mandelson s movements should be addressed to his departmental press office. As we had made clear on Friday, Lord Mandelson would be in London from later today. Asked if he would describe Lord Mandelson s office as the size of [...]
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