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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the Government’s internal review into evacuation procedures, following the slowness of its response to the Libyan crisis, said:
 
“The Government needs to learn the lessons urgently of what went wrong getting British nationals out of Libya as the crisis mounted.
 
“This review goes part of the way to achieving that and its recommendations are welcome.  
 
“But this internal review skirts around serious questions on how ministers fumbled the ball during the crisis.
 
“There are still questions to answer about whether interdepartmental disputes about costs ultimately created delays that left British nationals in jeopardy.”

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