Responding to questions on the PM’s call with President Obama, specifically regarding the EU, the PMS said that the call briefly touched on the EU. The President was supportive of the PM’s approach.
Asked how the UBS fine would be spent, the PMS said that rules regarding fine receipts had changed so that the money went to the Consolidated Fund. Decisions on how that would be spent were for the future.
Press briefing afternoon 18 December 2012
Tuesday 18 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Andrew Mitchell, UK Bill of Rights, the economy and strikes
Responding to questions on the arrest of a police officer around the incident relating to Andrew Mitchell, the PMS said that there had been a number of allegations reported, and that there was a police investigation underway. It was important to get to the bottom of this but there would be no further comment while […]
UK Bill of Rights
Asked for a Government response to the Commission report on a UK Bill of Rights, the PMS said that the Government welcomed the work of the commission. It was clear there were a range of views on the issue and the Government would consider the content of the report and respond in due course.
Questioned on the state of the economy going into the New Year, the PMS said that it was the OBR’s job to forecast the economy. The Government believed the economy was healing, that we had recent good news on employment, but clearly it was still a difficult time.
Asked to comment on the proposed Boxing Day strikes by rail workers, the PMS said that people would see it for what it was. Taking industrial action at a very busy time for families and shoppers was the wrong thing to do and that both sides needed to get back together to resolve the situation, […]
Press briefing morning 18 December 2012
Tuesday 18 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Queen at Cabinet and Andrew Mitchell Queen at Cabinet The PMS provided details of the Queen’s visit to Cabinet, that the main business discussed at Cabinet was the G8, adoption and Afghanistan. Prior to the meeting, the Queen was presented with 60 place […]
Press briefing morning Friday 14 December 2012
Friday 14 December 2012 The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) answered questions on Europe, drugs, equal marriage and mid-term review
Asked whether the PM thought the banking deal would create a two tier Europe, the PMS said, as the Chancellor set out yesterday, there were safeguards for those who were not in the Eurozone this was a good outcome for the UK.
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