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Starmer slams PM and Foreign Secretary over Afghanistan response

When asked by the Tory benches what he would do differently, Sir Keir said: “I wouldn’t stay on holiday whilst Kabul was falling.” Addressing Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Sir Keir said: “He shouts now but he stayed on holiday while our mission in Afghanistan was disintegrating. He didn’t even speak to ambassadors in the region as Kabul fell to the Taliban. Let that sink in. He added: “Since then a fragile democracy emerged. It was by no means perfect, but no international terrorist attacks have been mounted from Afghanistan in that period, women have gained liberty and won office.

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