Keir Starmer says Boris Johnson was ‘incapable of international leadership’ over Afghanistan – UK politics live

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Labour leader says prime minister ‘incapable of international leadership just when we needed it most’

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Johnson repeats his claim that every MP who has emailed the Foreign Office about Afghans wanting to come to the UK will get a reply “by close of play today”.

The Observer revealed just over a week ago that thousands of those emails had gone unread.

Related: Revealed: Foreign Office ignored frantic pleas to help Afghans

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Liz Saville Roberts, the Plaid Cymru leader at Westminster, says that if Johnson wants to show the UK will offer a warm welcome to refugees, it should withdraw the borders bill.

Johnson does not accept that. He says the government has offered a safe and legal route for thousands of Afghans to come to the UK.

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