My Afghan Hols Error
Daily Mirror|December 08, 2021
Foreign Office head: I should've come back sooner
Ben Glaze

The Foreign Office's top civil servant last night admitted he should have returned from his summer holiday to deal with the Afghanistan crisis.

Permanent secretary Sir Philip Barton was blasted for being away as the Taliban overran the war-torn nation in August. He admitted staying for 11 days after Kabul fell.

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