Boris Johnson accused of lying

PM called claims he intervened to help evacuation of animal charity ‘complete nonsense’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly PMQs session in the Houses of Common in London on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022.

Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to an abrupt close. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)

Boris Johnson’s battered credibility was thrown further into question after new Foreign Office emails appeared to contradict his insistence he did not authorise the rescue of cats and dogs from a British charity in Afghanistan during the fall of Kabul.

The release of two emails by the cross-party foreign affairs select committee prompted claims the prime minister had lied, as he faces separate accusations about misleading parliament over the Downing Street parties scandal and awaits the emergence of Sue Gray’s inquiry — The Guardian

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