Afternoon press briefing 9 November 2011
Wednesday 9 November 2011 Press briefing from the Prime Minister’s spokesperson on: FIFA poppy ruling, UKBA and Iran original source.
FIFA poppy ruling
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed journalists that the Prime Minister would be writing to FIFA this afternoon about their decision not to allow the English and Welsh football teams to wear poppies on their shirts. Asked if the PM thought the England players and manager should ignore FIFA, the PMS said we were trying [...]
Asked if the Prime Minister endorsed a policy of routinely not checking biometric data on passports, the PMS said that the Home Secretary had been clear that she had signed off a change in the way the UK Border Agency should operate which allowed them greater discretion, and The Border Agency took a decision to [...]
Asked for the Prime Minister’s view on Iran, the PMS said the Government’s position had been set out by the Foreign Secretary earlier that day. original source.
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