Meeting with President Obama
Asked to confirm that five requests were made for the Prime Minister to have a bilateral meeting with President Obama and why the leaders had met in the kitchen, the Prime Minister s Spokesperson (PMS) said Downing Street agreed with the White House assessment that the stories were totally absurd . Downing Street had said […]
Asked if the Prime Minister still supported Baroness Scotland, the PMS said he did. Asked if the Prime Minister had replied to the resignation letter from Stephen Hesford, the PMS said he had not. He had been made aware of it. Asked if he would reply today, the PMS said it would not be something […]
Asked to comment on the suggestion that Shriti Vadera is about to leave the Government, the PMS said as the lobby knew, Downing Street would not comment on speculation around Ministerial roles. If there would be anything to tell the lobby, Downing Street would do so in the normal way. Asked if she anticipated an […]
Jaguar Land Rover
Asked for a comment on reports that Jaguar is due to close a UK plant, the PMS said that Lord Mandelson had issued a response to the news on behalf of the Government. original source.
Lord Mandelson’s Comments
Asked what the Prime Minister planned to do in order to take on Lord Mandelson s comments and inject a bit of razzmatazz, the PMS pointed the lobby to the next paragraph in Lord Mandelson s interview. original source.
Fifty Pence Tax Rate
Asked if the Chancellor would delay the introduction of the new 50p tax rate or change the rate, the PMS said taxation was a matter for the Chancellor. original source.
Value of Sterling
Asked if the PMS would comment on the declining value of sterling, the PMS said it was tradition that someone sitting in her seat did not comment on the value of currency. original source.
Prime Minister’s Eyesight
Asked if the Prime Minister was having problems with his eyesight, the PMS said the Prime Minister had answered questions on the matter yesterday. original source.
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