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Asked why it was that the Prime Minister appeared to be so out of touch, the PMS said that he was not too sure whether that was a statement or a question and went on to say that the Prime Minister had been talking in Scotland that morning about many issues which affected millions of people in this country, such as what the Government was doing to increase employment. Last week the Prime Minister had spoken at great length, emphasising the great importance he attached to dealing with issues regarding the economy. Following his meeting with the banks last week, the Prime Minister was seeing the Bank of England today to discuss injecting £50 billion of extra finance in order to help deal with problems in financial markets, which in turn should help create the conditions to help difficulties faced by mortgage holders. Those were just a few examples of things the Prime Minister was doing, which demonstrated that he did recognise the concerns of people in this country and that the Government was acting on the side of the people of this country to meet those concerns.

Asked if there was an agreement with Germany and France not to propose a candidate for the EU Presidency if it were objected to by one of the others and if it were the case that Germany had vetoed Tony Blair on that basis, the PMS replied that any suggestion of an agreement between the UK, France and Germany was news to him and that he would have to check before giving an authoritative response.

Asked if the Prime Minister had been aware of John Prescott’s eating disorder, the PMS replied that that was not something he would want to comment on.

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