UK’s Foreign Office in chaos with boss on holiday as Taliban took over Afghanistan | ITV News

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The Afghanistan evacuation effort at the Foreign Office was one of ‘dysfunction and chaos’ a whistleblower has said.

The Foreign Office’s top civil servant, Sir Philip Barton, was on holiday and stayed on holiday while the Afghan capital fell into the hands of the Taliban.

Read more: https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-06/whistleblower-lifts-lid-on-failures-which-betrayed-afghans-who-helped-uk

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