» Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Angela Merkel’s visit

The PMS confirmed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be visiting on the 7th of November.

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» Monday, October 29, 2012

Press Briefing morning 29 October 2012

Monday 29 October 2012 The Prime Minister’s spokesperson answered questions on the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the EU budget and child benefit

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Nuclear deterrent

Setting out the Government’s position on a nuclear deterrent, the PMS said that we were committed to an at sea nuclear deterrent and the Cabinet Office was leading a review on behalf of the Liberal Democrats to explore other credible alternatives at lower cost. The progress for the design and development of a deterrent needed […]

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EU Budget

Answering questions on the EU budget, the PMS said that the PM had been clear on his position; there was no case for a real terms increase and he wanted a real terms freeze whilst protecting the UK’s rebate. At a time when European countries had to tighten their belts at home a freeze in […]

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Hurricane Sandy

Detailing the UK position on Hurricane Sandy, the PMS said that the Government was monitoring the situation closely and the Foreign Office was on hand to offer consular assistance as required.

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Child Benefit

Asked whether the PM agreed that the decision to limit child benefit was excruciatingly difficult, the PMS said that it was one of the tough decisions that the Government had to make. The vast majority of people would be unaffected and HMRC would be informing families who would be affected. Those with the broadest shoulders […]

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» Monday, October 15, 2012

Press briefing afternoon 15 October 2012

Monday 15 October 2012 Europe, boundary changes, committees, Andrew Mitchell were discussed at this press briefing

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Press briefing 15 October 2012

Monday 15 October 2012 EU Justice Opt out, Malala Yousafzai, Scotland, Andrew mitchell, Uk in EU were discussed at this press briefing

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EU Justice Opt out

The PMS detailed the main Government business for the day, before answering queries about the Government opting out of the proposed EU Justice powers. The PMS said that journalists should await the Home Secretary’s statement on the issue, where she would set out the Government’s position.

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Europe

The PMS answered questions on European integration, and said that attempts to resolve the Eurozone crisis were welcome and the PM has said that further integration between countries in the Eurozone was inevitable.

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