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Boris Johnson Says Suggestion He Intervened In Animal Airlift Is ‘Total Rhubarb’

Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minster, departs number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The crisis engulfing Johnson escalated dramatically after the police began formally investigating allegations he and his staff held parties that broke the government’s pandemic rules.
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minster, departs number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The crisis engulfing Johnson escalated dramatically after the police began formally investigating allegations he and his staff held parties that broke the government’s pandemic rules.Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson said it is “total rhubarb” to say he intervened to get animals airlifted out of Afghanistan after leaked emails suggested he authorised the controversial move.

Accused of lying about his role, the Prime Minister sought to dismiss allegations he personally approved the evacuation of cats and dogs from the Nowzad charity in Kabul.