The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) started by saying that the families affected by the 9/11 attacks were holding a private memorial event in central London to mark the 8th anniversary. Asked if there would be British Government representation at the memorial, the PMS said that a senior government official, who had long been responsible for […]
Trade union meeting
Asked for more information about the Prime Minister’s meeting with trade union leaders at Chequers, the PMS said that it was best to speak to one of the political spokesmen for details. Asked why Chequers was being used for this meeting, the PMS said that the Prime Minister used Chequers from time to time for […]
Asked what Lord Mandelson would be saying about the report on MG Rover, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had already made some official comments; it had been a painstaking enquiry, with independent inspectors. Lord Mandelson was looking at what action should be taken, particularly in relation to the relevant directors, and had also written […]
Asked if the British Government would support an idea of a shared Government in Afghanistan once the election process had concluded, the PMS said not necessarily; it was important to remember that this was a step-by-step process and we had to make sure that the election process was properly seen through. Some of the allegations […]
Asked if the Prime Minister thought a good commercial decision had been made yesterday in relation to GM selling its European arm, including Vauxhall, to Canadian car parts firm Magna, the PMS said that we wanted to get the best possible outcome for the Vauxhall workforce and the manufacturing plants in the UK. Ultimately a […]
President Obama phonecall
Asked whether the Prime Minister offered President Obama his own personal view on the decision to free Mr al-Megrahi, the PMS said that the phone call between the Prime Minister and President Obama had been a long and productive one, lasting approximately forty minutes. A small amount of time was spent talking about the release […]
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