Boris Johnson yet to receive Sue Gray report and says it’s ‘total rhubarb’ he authorized Kabul animal airlift – live | Politics

We said all along, from the end of August, when this operation was completed, that it was something that the government had supported at the highest level. I do not think any one of your viewers would think that on my own, or working with [Paul “Pen” Farthing, the Nowzad founder] or a few volunteers, we could get an aircraft on the ground in Kabul and undertake an evacuation of this kind, in what was a very highly complex and dangerous situation.

It took an awful lot of support across Whitehall, in Defra, in the Home Office, in the Foreign Office and in Downing Street itself.

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