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Today’s talking point

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THERE have been suggestions in the MSM that the British government is failing the 4,000 or so British passport holders wishing to be evacuated from Sudan, where military clashes have broken out. About 30 diplomatic staff and their families were brought out at the weekend, but other British passport holders have been told to make their own way to the airport at Khartoum to board RAF planes.

In fact there has been a Foreign Office warning against travel to Sudan since 2021 when there was a coup, and there has been rising tension this year.

The government has a duty of care to those whom it sends to foreign parts to represent our nation. Does the same apply to civilians who have defied official advice not to travel to Sudan? Should service personnel put themselves in harm’s way for them? Should taxpayers foot the bill?

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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