Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 18 Dec 2014 22:12:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=88#comment8 "Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is "extremely sorry" for the government's handling of the evacuation of British nationals from Libya.He said it had not been an easy situation and ministers needed to "learn the lessons".......Ooh he is a sharp one that Dave! Thu 24 Feb 2011 11:52:58 GMT+1 rosepoet http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=77#comment7 Just saw Cameron apologising for the lack of response in rescuing Brits due to 'technical problems' in Libya, and suggesting that at least in Egypt the UK was ahead of other countries.What countries? The US and other countries were evacuating citizens immediately while the UK did nothing.In Egypt the Embassy number was constantly engaged and in the middlew of the revolution the Embassy support was NIL. Suggesting that charter planes would 'collapse the commercial flights' is simply inaccurate. Brits all over Cairo had to run the gauntlet of rioting crowds to get away. Four buildings around us were set on fire by molotov cocktails...where was the Embassy support?My family were only 500 metres from Tahrir square so we had a very good view of what was going on, and in this very dangerous situation there was a lack of effective response from the Embassy and the British government. Cameron's government and the consular staff in Egypt were deeply unimpressive. We met the Embassy staff over Christmas at various events and formed an impression that they were quite arrogant and unfriendly. Given how useless they are in emergencies the cuts to Embassy staff seem wholly justified.What we need in future crises is a unified European Union response, since the British response to recent crises has been so feeble. Thu 24 Feb 2011 11:28:37 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=66#comment6 Mac's back. Sat 19 Feb 2011 16:14:08 GMT+1 U14783202 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=55#comment5 This post has been Removed Sat 19 Feb 2011 16:10:52 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=44#comment4 That's Barry Cryer in the top photo, isn't it?"Funnily enough that reminds me... I was doing a gig in Egypt and Tutenkhamun said to me..." Sat 19 Feb 2011 09:48:36 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=33#comment3 Down girl, down! ;) Fri 18 Feb 2011 19:40:27 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=22#comment2 Phwhoarrr! See that soldier? He'd get my vote. Fri 18 Feb 2011 18:44:46 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=11#comment1 The Minister of Antiquities needs to go on a anger management course, if Hugh's recent interview is typical.So many soldiers, so many guns and tanks, yet the citizens are not only relaxed in their presence but actually reassured (from what I can see). And their pride in their community - It is all remarkable to me as an outsider, yet so redolent of hope. May their dreams be fulfilled!Wonderful photos, Hugh, though I'm wondering how King Tut's headdress managed to make the move from the BBC News Centre to Cairo without anyone noticing. Fri 18 Feb 2011 16:34:44 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2011/02/hugh_in_egypt_1.shtml?page=0#comment0 Well lets hope that the Cairo museum remains impenetrable. Interesting to note that the state television building (Maspiro) is also round (like BBC TV Centre) and built in 1960.Great photograps Hugh. Thank you Fri 18 Feb 2011 15:24:37 GMT+1