Friday, February 25, 2011

Missed a trick


I heard an English oil worker being interviewed about his escape from Tripoli. The airport was chaotic, the British Embassy officials were furious that there were no British planes available and he was told to wait in the VIP section of the airport. Suddenly there was an announcement: there were 50 seats going on a Polish plane heading for Warsaw. He grabbed the opportunity and subsequently discovered that this was the plane generally reserved for the Polish President. It's strange to think that Cameron, a PR guru, was in the region and failed to send his own plane to fly a few people home.

5 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

Quite astoundingly inept. One almost begins to yearn for David Miliband to take over the FCO.

11:35 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Remembering what happened to the last Polish presidential plane, I would wait to be rescued from the VIP lounge.

12:10 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Incompetent is the word. Poor strategic emergency planning. Well done Poland.

5:47 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

LOL Angus & ED!

8:38 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

He should have done at least that.

11:14 pm  

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