Press release

Press briefing: morning 6 November 2014

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

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions on the EU budget, petrol prices and the poppy display at the Tower of London.

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EU budget

When asked if the Prime Minister would use the forthcoming Northern Future Forum to raise the issue of the recent EU budget revision, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister would. On the question of the budget revision itself, the PMOS said the Prime Minister’s position hadn’t changed with regard to the unacceptability of the scale and timetable of the £1.7 billion bill.

Petrol prices

When asked about the Chancellor’s expectation that oil price drops should be passed on to consumers, the PMOS said the Prime Minister shared that view.

Poppy display

When asked about the Tower of London’s remembrance installation, the PMOS said the Prime Minister had been hugely impressed by the poppy display, like millions of people across the country, adding that it had been a moving and powerful tribute. As to whether the installation should be extended beyond Remembrance Sunday, the PMOS said the Prime Minister welcomed the discussions that were underway to see if more people could witness the extraordinary spectacle.

Published 6 November 2014