Asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to Lord Strathclyde today, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he had not. On whether the Prime Minister still had full confidence in Lord Strathclyde, the PMS replied that he did. original source.
Asked what the Prime Minister thought about Richard Lambert’s speech, the PMS said that he did not know if the Prime Minister had read the speech. The PMS said Richard Lambert seemed to be making many of the arguments you would expect a business lobby group to be making. Asked whether the Prime Minister would […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister would be meeting with Rupert Murdoch or had met with James Murdoch, the PMS said that this was not an area he would be getting into, on the basis that there was an established system for informing people of the Prime Minister’s meetings and he did not want to move […]
Asked if the Prime Minister was looking to push through’ the AV Bill, the PMS said that we would continue to give it time for debate. Asked if the Prime Minister had made any calls to the Met police over fears his phone had been hacked, the PMS replied that he was not aware of […]
Asked whether the Prime Minister would be meeting Rupert Murdoch this week, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that we wouldn’t normally give a list of the Prime Minister’s meetings at the beginning of a week, but they shouldn’t read anything into that. The process was that we published the meetings that […]
On whether the Prime Minister agreed with Chris Huhne that the police needed to look again at the phone hacking allegations, the PMS said that the position was that the CPS were carrying out an assessment of the material held by the Met police. That process was underway and it was up to the CPS […]
Asked if any consideration was being given to the extension of the Anglo-French Defence Pact to include Germany, the PMS advised people to speak to the MOD. original source.
Asked if there were any Big Society events in the near future, the PMS said he was sure there would be some, but none this week. Asked if the Big Society was being undermined by charities saying that they hadn’t got any money, the PMS said that three quarters of charities didn’t receive any money […]
Asked whether Project Merlin had stalled, the PMS replied that conversations were ongoing, but the Treasury were leading on those discussions. Asked about the new pay structure for Barclays and whether it could be used at RBS if it was successful, the PMS said that it would not be appropriate for him to comment on […]
Asked about suggestions that the Prime Minister’s support for marriage to be recognised in the tax system was at odds with his support for Lord Strathclyde, the PMS said he would not discuss Lord Strathclyde as it was a personal matter. original source.
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