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December 2021: Boris Johnson denies intervening in evacuation of animals from Afghanistan

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December 2021: Boris Johnson denies intervening in evacuation of animals from Afghanistan

Boris Johnson said it was "complete nonsense" that he personally authorised the evacuation of Pen Farthing’s dogs from Afghanistan in footage from December 2021, as a newly-released email contradicts his claim.

In an email to the department's "special cases" team managing part of the evacuation, the official, whose name is redacted, says that the animal charity Nowzad has "received a lot of publicity".

It goes on to add that “the PM has just authorised their staff and animals to be evacuated”.

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