‘He was laying on a beach,’ says the narrator. Piers Morgan is enraged at Dominic Raab’s vacation in the midst of the Kabul turmoil.
PIERS MORGAN has slammed Dominic Raab for allegedly ignoring crucial calls while on vacation in Crete as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
Piers Morgan, 56, expressed his displeasure in a response to Tory MP James Cleverly’s tweet defending his colleague Dominic Raab, 47. The Foreign Secretary has come under fire in recent days for allegedly ignoring crucial calls while on vacation as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
Why didn’t he get up from his sun lounger?
Piers Morgan is a British journalist.
According to the Daily Mail, with the Taliban making significant inroads last Friday, Raab allocated a call to junior Foreign Office minister Lord Zac Goldsmith with his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar regarding the problem of Afghan interpreters who had supported the UK forces.
According to the Mail, Afghan officials decided not to call Goldsmith, and as a result, a conversation did not take place until later in the weekend, by which time the Taliban had taken control of key Afghan cities like as Lashkar Gah.
Although the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office declined to comment on the allegations, department sources verified that the foreign secretary was on other calls at the time and that this particular conversation was assigned to another minister.
The charges prompted calls from opposition MPs for Raab to resign or be fired, since he was already under fire for staying on vacation in Crete while the Afghan situation unfolded.
“How can Boris Johnson enable Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to keep his job after yet another egregious error of judgment?” Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Lisa Nandy, suggested as much.
“If Dominic Raab won’t quit, the prime minister must show some leadership and fire him.”
On Twitter, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said, “Who wouldn’t make a phone call if they were told it may save someone’s life?”
Cleverly, the MP for Braintree, was one politician who supported Raab, insisting that the Foreign Secretary is a “workaholic.”
“I wasn’t going to wade in on this since I know it’ll come across as sycophantic,” he said, “but anyone who has worked with or for @DominicRaab knows he’s a workaholic who takes his role as FS extremely seriously.”
Piers, a former GMB host, responded with the following: “Why was he lazing on a beach.”Brinkwire Summary News”.