» Tuesday, April 5, 2005


The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) told journalists that the Prime Minister had left Downing Street for Buckingham Palace. That meant that a General election campaign was underway and therefore there would be no more press briefings until after the election. In the meantime all enquiries concerning the Prime Minister and ministers should be directed towards the Labour party.

Asked what Civil Servants would be doing in the meantime, the PMOS said that we would be carrying out some internal housekeeping and resting our voices.

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  1. ..and practising their prevaricating techniques?!

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 5 Apr 2005 on 12:55 pm | Link
  2. Apparently he didn’t put it quite like that, in fact:
    <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/4412217.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/4412217.stm</a&gt;
    ‘Tom Kelly said: "The prime minister has left for Buckingham Palace, which means a general election is under way, and as a civil servant, that means I have to shut up."’

    Comment by Chris Lightfoot — 5 Apr 2005 on 2:21 pm | Link

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