» Monday, March 14, 2011


The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) told the assembled press that there would be a discussion at the UN Security Council later that afternoon on Libya. The discussion would not result in specific decisions but would cover a range of issues and was the next stage in the UN process. They would discuss sanctions, and whether […]

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked if the Prime Minister had confidence in Baroness Ashton after failing to back a no-fly zone in Libya, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said yes. Asked if the Government was pushing for rebels to be supplied with arms, the PMS said that the Foreign Secretary had set out the Government’s position this morning: there […]

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to the Japanese Prime Minister today, the PMS said that there hadn’t been any direct contact between the two but the Foreign Secretary had spoken to the Japanese Foreign Minister over the weekend. We were in close contact with the Embassy and the Prime Minister was being kept […]

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Health Bill

Put that the Health Secretary had said yesterday that there would be minor changes to the language of the Health Bill but not the actual policy, the PMS said that Andrew Lansley had set out the position yesterday. As we put the Bill through Parliament we would look carefully at how the legislation delivered the […]

Briefing took place at 10:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


March 2011
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Feb   Apr »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh