CITY VIEWS: WAS THE UK RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN LIBYA AND IS THE REGION SAFER NOW GADDAFI IS ON THE WAY OUT?

CLIVE GILBERT | INCEPTA INSURANCE

“It is too early to say, as whether it is safer depends on the next incumbent. I think what was going on was wrong but whether we were right to intervene is another matter; it could be that there are ulterior motives or hidden agendas.”

ADRIAN BEW | LLOYDS

“I think it will be less stable with his departure because people in the Middle East have more loyalty to individual tribes rather than the region as a whole. It wasn’t right for the UK to intervene as Gaddafi kept everyone in check.”

PETER GODFREY | JRP

“There will always be a problem in the Middle East due to the tribal nature of the area. The west only intervenes when it is in its interest to do so: there were atrocities happening in the Libya but there are also atrocities all around the world where we don't intervene.”