The Leader podcast: How much damage is the Afghanistan crisis causing to Boris Johnson?

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Few MPs were wearing masks during the debate on Afghanistan (UK Parliament/Roger Harris) (PA Media)
Few MPs were wearing masks during the debate on Afghanistan (UK Parliament/Roger Harris) (PA Media)

Our political correspondent Sophia Sleigh joins the podcast after the Prime Minister was savaged by MPs from all sides of the house during a debate on Afghanistan.

MPs were recalled to Parliament from their summer break, three days after Afghanistan’s capital Kabul fell to the Taliban.

Mr Johnson said the sacrifice in Afghanistan was “seared into our national consciousness” and that the UK looked at trying to stay longer.

But he sought to justify leaving Afghanistan by outlining the “hard reality” that the West could not continue the US-led mission without American support.

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