Press release

Number 10 Press Briefing - Morning From 5 November 2010

From the Prime Minister's spokesperson on: Strike Laws, websites and Abu Hamza.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Strike Laws

Asked if the Prime Minister thought there was any merit in having another look at the Strike Laws, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that currently there were no plans to look at them, but there was a broader review underway into Employment Law.


Asked if there had been any contact with US authorities over the website which called on people to track MPs and listed the names of MPs who voted for the Iraq War, the PMS advised people to speak to the Home Office. The Government was encouraging other countries to remove these websites.

Asked if Downing Street had contacted US authorities about the websites in question, the PMS said people should speak to the Home Office.

Abu Hamza

Asked if the Prime Minister had any thoughts on Abu Hamza winning his appeal, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was disappointed. Asked if there was any further legal recourse, the PMS said that this would not affect the current extradition proceedings against him.

Published 5 November 2010