UN Secretary General phone call
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had spoken to the UN Secretary General this afternoon. They discussed the situation in South Korea and there was strong agreement that North Korea’s unprovoked attack was totally unacceptable. They urged restraint and agreed that next steps should include discussion at the UN Security Council. […]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Chris Grayling’s comments about welfare reform, the PMS said that we had been clear about reforms to incapacity benefit; we were looking for a system that was fair and that got people who were able to work, back into work. Asked if the aim of the reforms was […]
Asked how the Prime Minister felt about the Royal Wedding taking place just before elections, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had responded to that question in a media interview and had said that people were capable of seeing the difference between the two. Asked if No 10 had expressed a view to the […]
The Prime Minister’s Spokeswoman (PMS) said that the Prime Ministers of the UK, the five Nordic and three Baltic countries would meet in London on 19 and 20 January. The meeting would bring together Prime Ministers, policy innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to […]
Asked what the Home Secretary would say about immigration this afternoon, the PMS said that people would have to wait for the Home Secretary’s statement, but the Prime Minister had made clear that we needed to get immigration under control, while at the same time have a business-friendly approach to the policy. original source.
Asked how concerned the Prime Minister was about North Korea’s attack on South Korea, the PMS said that the Foreign Secretary had made a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s unprovoked attack and the Prime Minister echoed those words. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister had a message for the students protesting tomorrow, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s view was that it was a democratic right to protest. The Government had set out its policy regarding tuition fees, which were more progressive and as fair as possible in the current economic climate. The […]
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