Dominic Raab ‘persuaded PM he could stay on holiday’ in Afghanistan crisis
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Dominic Raab ‘persuaded PM he could stay on holiday’ in Afghanistan crisis

Report raises further questions over foreign secretary as Tory ex-minister says UK should have stood up to US over withdrawal

A former defence minister has said the UK failed to “stand up” to the US over the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid more questions about Dominic Raab’s holiday-induced absence last weekend.

Raab, the foreign secretary, has faced repeated demands to resign for remaining until Monday on a family holiday in Crete while the Afghan government collapsed, and delegating tasks to junior ministers.

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