I'm grateful to the folk at Political Betting for bringing this to my attention. Below is a snapshot from David Miliband's Twitter page:
Now, just how long has this volcano been spewing out ash? And just how long has it been causing problems? Several days, and yet the Foreign Office only seems to have noticed sometime yesterday. How long does it take to setup a hotline? After plane crashes and national disasters, I've seen them operating within hours.
I also gather Gordon Brown had his first meeting on the subject around an hour ago. There's nothing like quick and decisive action in Government, is there?