» Tuesday, October 26, 2010

UK-France Summit

Put that the French Ambassador visited Downing Street today and asked whether that was to do with the Anglo-French Summit coming up, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that there were French diplomats at Downing Street today and the summit was discussed. Asked when and where the summit would be, the PMS said that it […]

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Housing Benefit Reforms

Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed with the Deputy Prime Minister’s view that Chris Bryant’s remarks about cleansing London of 200,000 poor people was offensive, the PMS said yes; we were reforming housing benefit because it needed reform and the numbers reported did not bear any relation to reality. Asked what numbers were more realistic, […]

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Lord Mandelson

Asked whether the Prime Minister was happy that Lord Mandelson had expressed support for his welfare reforms, schools policy and the Big Society, the PMS said that we were clear that our agenda was the right one, and it was good to see people agreeing with us. Put that Lord Mandelson was asked before the […]

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