» Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Asked when the Prime Minister was first told about the situation at HMRC and if the Chancellor at any stage offered to resign, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began by explaining to journalists that as the Chancellor’s statement was ongoing it was difficult to comment on any specifics around this issue. However, she could confirm […]

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The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) began the briefing with a brief readout from this morning’s Cabinet meeting. There was a discussion on skills and welfare led by Peter Hain and John Denham, in the general context of the long term challenges that need to be met in order to face the future needs of the […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked if the Cabinet had discussed the position the Prime Minister would be taking at CHOGM, particularly over Zimbabwe and Pakistan, the PMS replied that this was not discussed at Cabinet this morning, but obviously there had been ongoing discussions in advance of CHOGM. Regarding developments in Pakistan, the Government’s position remained the same, that […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

Lord Darzi

Asked for any details of how Lord Darzi came to the rescue in the House of Lords last night with his heart massage, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had been briefed on what had happened in the Lords last night, but journalists would need to speak to Lord Darzi’s office to get the […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)


Asked if the Prime Minister would be attending the football tomorrow night, the PMS replied that diary for tomorrow was still to be finalised. The Prime Minister had been invited by the FA, but a final decision had not been taken. Tomorrow evening there would be a lot of preparation in advance of CHOGM, particularly […]

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Read whole briefing | Comments (0)

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