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20.08.2021 - 16:58 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Dominic Raab claims colleague couldn’t make Afghan call due to ‚deteriorating situation‘

He said: „The UK Government’s overriding priority has been to secure Kabul airport so that flights can leave.

„The call was delegated to a Minister of State because I was prioritising security and capacity at the airport on the direct advice of the Director and the Director General overseeing the crisis response.

„In any event, the Afghan Foreign Minister agreed to take the call, but was unable to because of the rapidly deteriorating situation.“

20.08.2021 - 16:31 [ inews.co.uk ]

Where was Dominic Raab? Accusations he was ‘too busy’ for Afghanistan call on Crete beach holiday, explained

It has been reported that help for interpreters who supported British troops was delayed because Mr Raab was “unavailable” to make a call to call Afghan foreign minister Hanif Atmar on Friday.

Mr Raab reportedly delegated the call to a junior minister.

18.06.2021 - 18:56 [ USA Today ]

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom from slavery. But it didn’t mean freedom for all.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery, and centers on the arrival of Union troops to Texas on June 19, 1865 with news of emancipation – although the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued 2 ½ years earlier. But Juneteenth did not mean immediate freedom for everyone. Enslaved people in Native American territories had to wait another year for freedom. And despite the legal end of slavery, white Southerners swiftly enacted racist laws, called “Black Codes,” that restricted Black people’s freedom for decades to come.

27.06.2020 - 14:07 [ Standard.co.uk ]

UK coronavirus LIVE: Foreign holidays given green light as more illegal block parties are held in London

From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.

While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.

10.05.2019 - 10:17 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

MPs get ANOTHER 11 days off: First we failed to leave EU on March 29, then Westminster took the whole of Easter off… now it’s holiday time again

The Whitsun recess will come only a month after MPs returned to Parliament following their 11-day Easter break. The break will mean MPs will not be in Westminster in the aftermath of the European elections on May 23.