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Boris Johnson goes back on holiday as war in Afghanistan comes to an end


Boris Johnson has resumed his summer break which was interrupted by the fall of Kabul but Downing Street has insisted the Prime Minister is “continuing to work”.

As the last British troops left Kabul on Sunday, Boris Johnson left London with his family for Somerset in the west of England .

Despite being away from Downing Street No 10 officials insisted he was still at work.

The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is away for the next two days in the west of England but is continuing to work and will be back in the office in Downing Street on Thursday.”

Both the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab were slammed for being on holiday as Taliban stormed into Kabul.

The PM returned swiftly but Raab remained on holiday in Crete until the Sunday night of the Taliban rout of Afghan government forces.

Downing Street on Tuesday denied reports that Dominic Raab is “toast” at the next reshuffle.

The PM’s spokesman said. “There’s no plans for any reshuffle. The PM has full confidence in his Foreign Secretary.”

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