James Kirkup, Richard Spencer
London Telegraph 
April 27, 2011
Britain could arm the Libyan rebels to avert a lasting stalemate in the country, according to David Cameron.
The Prime Minister’s admission came as William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, warned ministers to “prepare for the long haul” in Libya and a defence minister said the conflict “may go on for considerably longer”.
The military intervention against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces is in its sixth week, but the rebels aiming to oust the Libyan dictator have failed to make significant progress against him.
That failure has put pressure on Britain and other Western countries to do more to help the rebels. Britain has already sent them telecoms equipment and body armour and deployed a team of military officers to advise them.