Asked whether the Prime Minister believed in freedom of speech, even if the views being expressed were considered unacceptable by most people, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister believed in freedom of speech and that there were a set of laws regarding inciting hatred that must be adhered to. The PMS […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister believed it was right to cut the Olympic security budget by 20 per cent, the PMS said that Olympic security funding had been protected and that the Government believed it was possible to deliver security for the Olympics for around 475m, but that the 600m that was originally budgeted would […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister had spoken to the Metropolitan Police commissioner in the aftermath of the student protests and whether he thought water cannons should be deployed, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had spoken to the commissioner and the Home Secretary on several occasions, and that operational decisions were rightly taken by […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had any message for students who were considering protesting, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that our position on protesting was always the same: people had the right to protest peacefully, but those protests should remain peaceful. Put that the Home Secretary had suggested yesterday that police […]
Asked if the Prime Minister had had any discussions with the Swedish authorities, the PMS said that there had been discussions over the weekend. The Prime Minister had been briefed and brought up to speed by the Home Secretary and others. Asked if the discussions had been between the Prime Minister and his Swedish counterpart, […]
Asked if there were any plans to protect Government websites, the PMS said that the National Security Advisor had spoken to Permanent Secretaries about the security of Government websites. The priority would be websites that dealt with information that belonged to members of the public, such as the DWP and HMRC websites. Asked what the […]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on whether Pastor Terry Jones should be allowed into the country, the PMS said that it was a matter for the Home Secretary. Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the leader of Buckinghamshire Council who had said that northerners should replace immigrants picking fruit’, the PMS said that […]
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