Press Briefing afternoon 12 December 2012
Wednesday 12 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Maria Miller and Finucane Review
Asked whether Maria Miller should recuse herself from overseeing Leveson implementation, the PMS said no. It was important to remember what Leveson had proposed: independent regulation of the press and a body to be set up by the media. That was the principle the government had accepted. Work was underway and the Prime Minister had […]
Asked whether the PM was disappointed with the family’s reaction, the PMS said the government had considered the issue carefully. It was the government’s position that it didn’t want to have lots of long, expensive public inquiries. The PMS said the government thought the Finucane Review was thorough and had been given all the access […]
Press Briefing morning 12 December 2012
Wednesday 12 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Adam Posen comments and Maria Miller’s adviser
Adam Posen comments
Asked to comment on the critical views of Adam Posen regarding the Government’s economic policy, the PMS said that the Government believed it had the right economic policies in place and evidence of progress could be seen in the unemployment statistics released that morning.
Maria Miller Adviser
Questioned on the comments of Maria Miller’s Special Adviser in relation to a newspaper’s investigation into the Culture Secretary’s expenses, the PMS said that the adviser was raising legitimate concerns about the way the investigation had been handled. The adviser had made it clear that Maria Miller was in contact with the newspaper editor in […]
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