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Britain has both eyes on Libyan oil

IN defending any proposal to "intervene" in the internal affairs of Libya, Steve Radford, a councillor for the UK Liberal Party, states: "It is not only just but in our best interests to avoid destruction of industries and an exodus of people fleeing their country."

(Irish Independent, February 25)

Is Mr Radford serious? When did Britain or the West ever intervene for reasons other than their own “best interests”? The last time that Britain and the West had direct influence in that country, the literacy rate was 10pc, while the standard of living and life expectancy were still stuck at Stone Age levels. What Britain and the West are eyeing up, yet again, are oil reserves and their own best interests.