» Friday, June 27, 2014

Queen?s Speech

Asked for a response to accusations from the opposition that there was a ?Zombie Parliament? the PMS pointed to the words of the PM and DPM stating that this government was taking forward a bold pack of reforms. original source.

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President of European Commission

Asked about whether the Prime Minister was backing anyone for the Presidency and Jean Claude Juncker?s tweets confirming he is confident of becoming President, the PMS said that the PM?s focus was on establishing the priorities for Europe and the need for reform. He added that the President of the European Council Van Rompuy would […]

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King Juan Carlos of Spain

Asked whether the Prime Minister had mentioned the abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain in yesterday?s conversations with the Spanish Prime Minister, the PMS said that the PM echoed his words from earlier in the week ? paying tribute to King Juan Carlos and his work to help Spain?s successful transition to democracy. original […]

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Iraq

Asked about the government position on the Iraq situation, the PMS said the position was set out in the statement given after this week?s National Security Council. The government?s approach is to engage diplomatically in support of a broad based Iraqi government, which recognise the importance of Shi?a, Sunni and Kurdish communities being properly represented. […]

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EU

Asked about the forthcoming EU Council and the outcome, the PMS said the Prime Minister?s (PM) view is clear and has not changed. Support for reform is widely shared and the PM will continue to make his case with all his counterparts. Each country will set out its position. original source.

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Andy Coulson

Asked about the Prime Minister?s (PM) reaction to the court?s decision on Andy Coulson today the PMS said he had nothing further to add to the statement the PM made earlier today. Asked about Mr Coulson?s level of vetting, the PMS pointed to the Leveson Inquiry report and the then Cabinet Secretary?s letter of 22 […]

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» Wednesday, June 18, 2014

China visit

The Prime Minister?s Spokesperson (PMS) advised that further details on Premier Li?s visit would be available the next day. He also listed the ministers Premier Li was due to meet and confirmed that he would be meeting the Leader of the Opposition. original source.

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European Commission

Asked whether the Prime Minister (PM) was concerned that Angela Merkel was pursuing Juncker?s appointment, the PMS replied that the PM?s view on the appointment process remained the same as set out in his op-ed from the weekend. original source.

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China visit

The PMS answered several questions on the logistics of Premier Li?s visit. He advised that further details on which documents would be signed would be given to lobby ahead of the event that afternoon. He was asked what the role of the Development Secretary was at the conference and advised that the UK and China?s […]

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» Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Education reforms

Asked about comments in the Times on education reforms, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was focused on the government?s long term economic plan ? of which education reforms and raising levels of attainment were an important part. original source.

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