Despite a pitiful apology from prime minister David Cameron, experts are today insisting that the botched evacuation of British nationals from Libya is still the most impressive thing the coalition has done so far.
The government has been criticised for the slow speed of their response, and the lack of communication regarding to status of the evacuation, leading to favourable comparisons with everything else that they do.
Political analyst Simon Matthews told us, “If you look at what they’ve actually achieved since coming to power, then this evacuation programme has to be seen as a complete success.”
“Compare this pitifully mismanaged attempt to rescue to Brits from a maniacal despot, to say, Francis Maude trying to explain the Big Society, or Nick Clegg explaining his back-track on tuition fees.”
“Suddenly it looks quite slick, doesn’t it? It’s all about the context you see.”
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After almost a year in power experts have insisted that making a pigs ear of stuff should now be a given, and any criticism should be based on how their actions deviate from the average foul-up.
“In the grand scheme of things, this whole Libyan episode will be looked back upon as a success, I have no doubts about it.”
“If you happened to be stuck in Libya, what do you think would be better – being told nothing, or listening to something as incomprehensible a Big Society briefing?”
“Would you rather not be told you’re going home, or be told it’ll cost you nine grand that you don’t have?”
“Sure, compared to the response from Italy, India and even France, we might look like complete amateurs, but for us, this is really impressive.”