The problems in Libya have been brewing for several weeks, so what has happened in the last few days should be no surprise, yet our government, has shown itself to be utterly useless in its response.
The UK government decided to hire a plane, that was broken, then their utter failure was compounded by the fact that a UK oil company beat the UK government in getting a flight out to Libya.
Meanwhile, whilst all this is happening we have a Prime Minister peddling arms dealers around the Middle East, and a Deputy Prime Minister (where are you Mr Clegg) who was on holiday ! Couldn't they see this coming ? We all could !
And if you read on the BBC website you can see stories from British nationals holed up in remote desert bases, many of which have airstrips, saying that they have contacted the UK government, their families have contacted the UK government, and nothing is being done.
Of course, perhaps we could have sent an aircraft carrier, if we had one with aircraft on it. Ooops, another government mistake !
Useless, utterly useless and shameful.