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Foreign Office Boss Admits It Was A Mistake To Holiday As Afghanistan Fell To Taliban


The head of the foreign office has admitted it was a mistake for him to remain on holiday as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban.

Sir Philip Barton said he had reflected on his annual leave and if he had his time again: “I would have come back earlier”.

Barton only returned to work on August 26 which was 11 days after Kabul fell.

He told MPs: “I have reflected a lot. If I had my time again, I would have come back earlier”.

The then foreign secretary Dominic Raab was also on annual leave during that period. 

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