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UK PM chose pets over people during Afghan evacuation, says email

The issue involving a British animal charity fuelled questions about Johnson's truthfulness

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The UK government denied Thursday that embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had prioritised pets over people in the chaotic evacuation out of Afghanistan as Kabul fell to the Taliban.

The issue involving a British animal charity fuelled questions about Johnson's truthfulness as he awaits an internal inquiry into lockdown-breaching parties that could determine his fate as leader.

After launching its own investigation, London's Metropolitan Police force was said to be poring over the "partygate" findings by a senior civil servant, holding up the report's release.

Foreign ministry emails from August, newly released by a parliamentary committee, showed diplomats referring to

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First Published: Jan 27 2022 | 11:20 PM IST

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