Afternoon press briefing for 15 September 2011
Thursday 15 September 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Libya, Palestine. original source.
Asked if the Prime Minister was returning tonight and if President Sarkozy and the Prime Minister had travelled together, the PMS said, he was returning tonight but they had met there this morning. Asked if the Transitional National Council (TNC) was still based in Benghazi, the PMS said they were still based in Benghazi but their [...]
Asked about the Palestinian bid to be recognised as a state and whether Britain would support it, the PMS said our position was that we would want to look at the detail of the proposal but would be guided by whatever we thought best supported the Middle East peace process. original source.
Morning press briefing for 15 September 2011
Thursday 15 September 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: Libya. Asked for more information on the 600m of Libyan assets that had been unfrozen, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) confirmed that there were significant assets in the UK in addition [...]
Afternoon press briefing for 14 September 2011
Wednesday 14 September 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: private sector jobs, pension reform, planning, the Eurozone. original source.
Private sector jobs
Asked to clarify the source of private sector jobs statistics used by the Prime Minister in PMQs, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said the figures came from ONS data and the Prime Minister was comparing Q1 2010 with Q2 2011. The PMS explained to the assembled media that using Q1 as a baseline was a [...]
Asked for a response to strike action planned for 30th November, the PMS said that it was clearly disappointing that unions were calling for industrial action. The PMS stated that a large number of meetings had taken place and would continue to take place, and reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to pursuing a constructive dialogue with [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister’s choice of language in PMQs indicated a change in planning reform, the PMS said that was not the case and that the Prime Minister was confirming that the new plans would continue to protect the Green Belt. Put that the National Trust were seeking assurances, the PMS said the government consultation [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with President Obama’s comments when he said that it was time to show leadership in the Eurozone, the PMS said countries who had problems with debt should deal with those problems and stick to their plans. The PMS said that France, Germany and Greece were holding discussions today about [...]
Morning press briefing for 14 September 2011
Wednesday 14 September 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: unemployment figures, Afghanistan, strikes, the Eurozone. original source.
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