Gaddafi’s death: fresh start for Libya

Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill  with Sir George Young helping launch Roberts Manifesto 101640a news
Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill with Sir George Young helping launch Roberts Manifesto 101640a news

COLONEL Gaddafi’s death is providing a chance for the Libyan people to have a fresh start according to Scarborough’s MP.

But Robert Goodwill expressed concerns over the manner of his demise on Thursday. He said: “The manner of Gaddafi’s death was very disturbing and not very pleasant.

“People like me probably thought it’d be better to bring him to trial. It does draw a line under the whole situation.”

The former Libyan leader was killed after he was discovered hiding in a drain as his hometown of Sirte fell to rebel forces.

Mr Goodwill said that the Libyan people could start afresh and it was a different situation to that of Iraq following the invasion of 2003. He said: “It seems that there is a good civil society starting to form there.”

He added that Libyans were living all over the world, including Great Britain, and they could stay in contact with relatives through the internet.

Mr Goodwill said that the Nato campaign had been careful to avoid damage to the country’s infrastructure. He said: “They have a vibrant oil industry and are not reliant on overseas aid.”