» Thursday, March 17, 2011


The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had made some further calls on Libya, following his calls last night. The PMS said that we would not get into specifics about those calls, but they were to Arab and African leaders. Talking to Arab leaders was important and the Prime Minister was making […]

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


The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) advised that travel advice had been updated. Non-essential travel to Tokyo and north east Japan should still be avoided and as an additional precaution British nationals had been advised to remain outside an 80km radius of Fukushima. This was in line with US advice. He advised that SAGE continued to […]

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


On Libya the PMS advised that there had been substantive discussions on the draft resolution at the UN yesterday and that there remained a range of views in the Council. Tabling the resolution had had the desired effect of triggering serious discussions on next steps. The Prime Minister was closely engaged with the process. He […]

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On Bahrain the PMS advised that the Foreign Office had updated their travel advice. They had recommended that those people without pressing reason to remain should leave the country. The first option was via commercial routes. In addition the UK Government would be chartering planes to assist departure. There would be a charge of 260 […]

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

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