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'A certain doziness' in UK evacuation plan

Most British nationals have now got out of Libya. But there are others, mainly oil workers, who are still in remote camps.

There has been a good deal of criticism of the government's operation to evacuate British people: its speed and the technical difficulties which accompanied it.

Should it have been easier? Lord West, a security minister in the last government and a former First Sea Lord, and Charles Crawford, a former British ambassador in Sarajevo, Belgrade and Poland, reflect on the problems faced by the government in bringing people out of Libya.

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