19 Aug 2021

Dominic Raab rejects calls to quit over Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has rejected calls for him to resign after being accused of failing to interrupt his holiday to make a telephone call to help translators trying to flee from Afghanistan.

Ministers said making a few phone calls would not have made “any difference whatsoever”.

But opposition MPs accused Mr Raab of “yet another catastrophic failure of judgement”, which had put Afghan interpreters’ lives at risk.