Asked about the reports of a Judge-led torture inquiry, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that as the Foreign Secretary had made clear on this issue, the ongoing allegations of complicity in torture were indeed important questions that the Government would make announcements on in due course. Put that the Foreign Secretary had [...]
Asked for a comment on police cuts, the PMS referred people back to what the Home Secretary said this morning and what the Prime Minister had previously said on the issue. Put that it was for individual police authorities to distribute the budgets they had been given, the PMS said that this was the case. It [...]
On whether the Government was cutting the amount of money that went to the regions, the PMS said that it was part of a package of measures to try and boost the economy in the regions and the Deputy Prime Minister had provided more details of that. There had also been details in the Budget. [...]
Russian spy ring
Asked whether the US authorities had been in touch about any possible implications in regards to the alleged Russian spy ring, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that this was an issue for the American authorities. Asked whether the US had shared any intelligence on the matter, the PMS said that we wouldn’t [...]
On whether people should expect police numbers to fall, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had said the Government wanted to do all it could to keep police officers on the streets. However, as the priority was cutting the Budget deficit and reducing Government spending, the police would have to bear a fair share [...]
Put that Ryanair would be diverting some of its flights over the winter to Europe, resulting in UK job losses, the PMS replied that it was a matter for the company. original source.
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