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« on: March 11, 2011, 11:20:50 am »

This has gone way too far now - Andy should have done the decent thing & stepped down as trade envoy much sooner.   Dragging this out is doing untold damage - now the former ambassador has become involved: 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/8374901/Sack-the-Duke-of-York-as-trade-envoy-says-former-ambassador.html

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Stephen Day, a former head of the Foreign Office’s Middle East section, took the highly unusual step of writing to three Whitehall departments, making an impassioned plea for the Government to end the Duke’s “embarrassing” activities.

Mr Day, whose letter has been obtained by The Daily Telegraph, said the Duke was the “worst person” to deploy in countries such as Qatar, where his presence was seen as “crass”.

He also alleged that the Duke had held a “worrying” private meeting with Col Gaddafi three years ago at the home of Sakher el-Materi, the son-in-law of the recently ousted Tunisian president, and described by Mr Day as “the worst of all the crooks in the presidential family”.


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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 02:17:17 pm »

Andrew ‘is damaging Britain and must quit’- Ex envoy blasts the prince
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365159/Prince-Andrew-damaging-Britain-quit-says-Ex-envoy.html#ixzz1GIgsVRnc

agree PA should have just stepped down, such a fool
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 03:12:13 pm »

This is Stephen Day's letter in full. What a shabby story.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/8375011/Stephen-Days-letter-Royal-envoys-are-crass-and-insulting.html
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 04:26:54 pm »

Wow! Thanks for the transcript TB -   Day didn't pull any punches did he?!  This country is becoming a laughing stock!
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 11:38:34 pm »

The thing is: the gov can't sack him because he's not an official gov employee, he is doing it on voluntary basis! X-Mas_rolleyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 11:46:02 pm »

PA should really quit and take responsibility for his actions. It doesnt really matter whether it was innocent or not, his name is damage and the more he is out there, the worst it gets.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 11:49:40 pm »

I know that  bored3
You know that
The whole public knows it
HM might know that and told him that it might be better to quit with what is left of his rep BUT IMO
HE is to damn stubborn to give up his perks!  wopedo
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 01:54:32 am »

If it means tkaing the RF down, the government will just to get rid of Andrew.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 03:22:23 am »

Maybe there is another reason as to why PA is being so stubborn?  easter-think Upon orders, to possibly de-rail this wedding?  Shocked

What better excuse to postpone than this scandal ...  hall-whistle
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 03:39:41 am »

If so, the RF is craftier than we give them credit for.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 03:42:35 am »

You don't think it is possible?  lips

I'm surprised that he hasn't stood down by now ...
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 05:50:21 am »

Lord Heseltine defends Prince Andrew
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23931005-a-new-role-should-be-found-for-prince-andrew-says-former-british-ambassador.do
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 11:38:39 am »

I did see a comment on a news forum which claimed no-one will force him to go as a) the Govt (past and present) have always known what he was doing and b) they claimed he is also representing the interests of The Firm in general. I have seen nothing to support this claim it has to be said.
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