Dominic Raab has dismissed a whistleblower's revelations about the chaotic Afghan evacuation as coming from a "junior desk officer" and insisted it was a success. The former foreign secretary hit back at the devastating evidence from Raphael Marshall – but did not deny that only 5 per cent of people at risk from the Taliban takeover received help. Mr Raab called the evacuation a "heroic and herculean effort" which got out 15,000 people and argued any delays were because of the situation in Kabul, not blunders at home. "We did everything we could," he insisted, describing the UK effort as "a record that those involved, particularly those working on the ground, should be proud of". He denied he was demoted to justice secretary because of his dismal handling of the crisis in August, or that his job was at risk again because of the whistleblower's revelations. Recommended Where did Dominic Raab go on holiday? Raab insists he won't quit over failure to make Afghan call on holiday Dominic Raab may keep his job today – but for how much longer? Asked if, as alleged, he "did not fully understand the situation", Mr Raab told BBC Breakfast : "I don't accept… Read full this story
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