‘I’m extremely humiliated.’ As Wallace defended, Pen Farthing admitted to receiving an angry voicemail from the Ministry of Defence.
The head of an animal charity, PEN FARTHING, has told GMB that he is “very mortified” by the profanity used in a leaked MOD voicemail message.
On Good Morning Britain, former Marine Pen Farthing apologized for the language he used in a voicemail he left for an adviser to UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. Mr Farthing, the founder of the Nowzad Animal Charity in Kabul, has been pleading with the UK government to arrange an evacuation out of Afghanistan for his employees as well as close to 200 cats and dogs. When asked about the voicemail on Good Morning Britain, Mr Farthing acknowledged to feeling “very ashamed.”
“I’m going to have to say now, so everyone knows, I’m really embarrassed about my language,” Mr Farthing told GMB.
“I apologize to everyone who heard what I said.
“You know, I was at the very lowest position I could be.
“I know how the world works, but my emotions get the best of me.”
“I just found out that you are blocking me getting this flight out of Afghanistan for my team and the animals,” he screamed in the recorded message, which was said to have been left on Monday.
“All right, friend, here’s the situation. You either provide me the f****** Isaf number and authorization to enter that f****** airfield, or I’m going to turn on you tomorrow morning, and the entire f****** country, as well as everyone else involved in this rescue, will know it’s you, you, who’s preventing this f****** move. Alright?”.
“I’ll get my workers out of here, and I’ll get so many other people out of here on this flight, and then the dogs and cats will go in the cargo hold,” Mr Farthing continued.
“Only the animals are allowed to sit in the cargo hold.”
Later on GMB, Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly defended the government’s handling of the Afghan problem.
“The evacuation and repatriation exercise evacuated over 15,000 people from Afghanistan,” he said.
“In a country where the Taliban had taken control.
“Since April of this year, we have been recommending British citizens to leave Afghanistan, and we established the ARAPS scheme to evacuate interpreters and other Afghans who had cooperated with us.”
“Many thousands of Afghans were evacuated between April and the fall of Kabul,” Mr Cleverly remarked.
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