PM accused of telling porkies as overworked MPs finish 7-week holidays

Boris Johnson was accused of telling porkies as he and the rest of Britain’s “overworked” politicians finished their seven-week summer holiday.

As schoolkids face an uncertain future, the PM was blasted over plans to hike National Insurance by 1.25% to pay for social care – after his Tories vowed not to raise taxes.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer signalled his party’s opposition to the proposal, as it “hits low earners, young people and businesses”.

He also savaged Johnson and Dominic Raab over ­the Afghanistan withdrawal.

He said: “We have a Prime Minister incapable of international leadership just when we needed it most.”

This came just over a week after Johnson warned that the UK 'face's its biggest terror threat in years' following the withdrawal.

The PM threatened to use "every lever we have" to stifle the threat and has even offered to officially recognise the new Taliban government if the regime helps to prevent further attacks against the West.

He also stated that the 457 British troops who died in Afghanistan over the last 20 years did not die in vain, adding that it is "no accident that there has been no terrorist attack launched against Britain or any other western country from Afghanistan in the last 20 years."

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Others share Johnson's fears over the threats now posed from inside Afghanistan.

Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander of British troops there, agreed that we now face "the greatest danger" from terror since Islamic State was at its most powerful.

He told The Times: "[The Taliban] will allow and probably encourage jihadists to pour into the country from around the world, who plan, meet, prepare, train, organise and carry out strikes against the West from Afghanistan."

Sir Nicholas Kay, former British ambassador to Afghanistan, agreed that the deployment there had not been successful in completely eliminating terror threats.

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