Asked what evidence the Prime Minister was using when he claimed in PMQs that the attack on British forces yesterday was carried out by the Taliban, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that there was evidence that the Taliban had previously infiltrated and would continue to try and infiltrate both Afghan police [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was comfortable with the idea of a pay rise for MPs to compensate them for earnings they might lose as a result of the Kelly Review, the PMS said he did not think anyone was proposing that. Put that Sir Stuart Bell had mentioned it, the PMS said the most [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister was taking on board the case made by Kim Howells to withdraw from Afghanistan, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said Mr Howell had been writing in a personal capacity. The PMS said our policy on Afghanistan is clear, and our forces were securing the UK’s safety, particularly from terrorist attacks. Asked [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister believed the recommendations in Sir Christopher Kelly’s report should be accepted in full, the PMS referred assembled press to the letter issued by the Prime Minister to Sir Christopher Kelly this morning. Asked again if the Prime Minister accepted the report in full, the PMS said the Prime Minister had accepted [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister had been in touch with Tony Blair, the PMS said the Prime Minister was committed to supporting a possible Tony Blair candidacy and was in regular contact with Mr Blair. Asked if Tony Blair had confirmed his candidacy, the PMS referred assembled press to Mr Blair’s office. original source.
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