» Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Asked whether the Prime Minister had done anything different in his preparations for PMQs today, the PMS replied that he, as always, had a hearty breakfast. Asked if Alistair Campbell involved in the preparation, the PMS said not that he was aware.

Asked if the Prime Minister had made a mistake when he stated that Spain was part of the G20, the PMS replied that Prime Minister Zapatero attended G20 leaders meetings so to all intents and purposes they attended and participated in G20 meetings. Going beyond that, Spain was a major economy and it was still in recession and that was the point the Prime Minister was making.

Asked to explain why the Prime Minister didn’t like Eton, the PMS replied there was no evidence to suggest that. The Prime Minister had responded to a question by David Cameron with the use of humour, but he certainly didn’t intend any offence.

Asked if the Prime Minister was now engaged in a class war, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had long held the view that we needed greater opportunities for everyone, with initiatives such as the Milburn Report and opportunities for young people and others to enter into professions that had been traditionally closed to them.

Asked if the Prime Minister thought that public schools should be abolished, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister was completely focussed on making sure our state education system was properly resourced and that the standards continued to rise as the vast majority of children attended state schools.

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