In comments to the Guardian newspaper on 24 July, Caabu Director, Chris Doyle welcomed the announcement that the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Select Committee would be looking into the UK's policy on Libya. He said that given the importance of Libya it was a valid subject for examination. He argued that whichever crisis the committee chose, would present challenges for the British government because it was struggling on nearly every Middle East crisis.
Commenting on the Libya inquiry, Chris Doyle, the director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, said: “It has the potential to be awkward, because Libya has not been a success and neither has the government’s policy in Iraq, Syria or Yemen. We are not in a good place in the whole region. So it is difficult not to be critical.
“I don’t think any MP would say they are happy with the way Libya has turned out. It is timely, because Libya is still potentially a failed state and it does pose security risks in Europe.”