Raab defends not calling Afghan foreign minister while on holiday as he was ‘prioritising security’ at Kabul airport

Dominic Raab has said he did not call Afghanistan’s foreign minister when he was on holiday as he was prioritising securing Kabul airport so that evacuation flights could depart.

PM ‘absolutely’ has confidence in Raab and govt working ‘virtually around the clock’ on Afghanistan evacuations

Boris Johnson says he “absolutely” has confidence in Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – and insisted the government is working “virtually around the clock” to help evacuate people from Afghanistan.