» Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Prime Minister’s press conference

[This is the transcript of one of the Prime Minister's occasional press conferences; these are the words of the Prime Minister giving a statement and answering the questions of journalists. Unlike the PMOS's briefings, this is a more-or-less verbatim transcript of the Prime Minister's words. Such press conferences happen about once a month, and occasionally more often.]

Briefing took place at 17:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked if the Prime Minister was intending to go to the UN to push the case for the draft Resolution, the Prime Minister's Spokesman (PMS) said that as her colleague had told journalists yesterday in the light of an Evening Standard report, we did not recognise the scenario. There was nothing in the diary. Put to her that the report had appeared in another paper this morning, the PMS said that might be the case, but the repetition of something we had denied did not make it any truer or more accurate. Asked what she meant by the word 'scenario', the PMS said she was merely repeating what her colleague had told journalists yesterday. She was not going to get hung up on semantics and nor should they.

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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